Chicken Run 2's First Trailer Sets Up a Chicken Mission Impossible

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Aardman’s next movie: a follow up to the animation studio’s beloved 2000 poultry jailbreak Chicken Run. The first trailer for Aardman’s next movie has been released by Netflix. It is a follow up to the beloved 2000

Chicken run. But the more things have changed in the last two decades of chicken farming, some things have stayed the same… like the fact the farm is run by none other than Miranda Richardson’s returning villain Melisha Tweedy, by new villains Dr. Fry (Nick Mohammed) and Reginald Smith (Peter Serafinowicz).Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget | Official Teaser | Netflix

It all looks suitably goofy as one would expect out of Aardman’s riff on

Mission: Impossible–a franchise that’s only gotten wilder since Chicken Run first released–but what’s most interesting here is seeing some of the new voice cast in action. Plenty of familiar stars return, like Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, and Jane Horrocks as hen trio Bunty, Mac, and Babs, but they’re all anchored around the controversial replacement of Sawalha as Ginger, and the much less controversial replacement of Mel Gibson as Rocky the Rooster, now played by Shazam star Zach Levi. The latter was more necessary given the trajectory of Gibson’s persona in the last two decades, but it’ll be interesting to see just how the new cast vibes with the returning stars.Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

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