2000. USA/Great Britain. Peter Lord, Nick Park. 85 min.
Sunday, August 23, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
2000. USA/Great Britain. Directed by Peter Lord, Nick Park. Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, based on an original work by Lord and Park. With Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks. “In their first full-length feature, Nick Park and the distinctive Aardman claymation artists behind Wallace and Gromit conjure a perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable about group effort and Anglo-American relations among fowl of the Greatest Generation. If The Great Escape or Stalag 17 were retold with animated chickens—and the chickens had lips (and the voice talents of Mel Gibson and Imelda Staunton, among many)—well then, a great war epic might look something like this” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly). NYFCC Best Animated Film, 2000. 85 min.
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