Chicken Run. 2000. Great Britain. Directed by Peter Lord, Nick Park. 84 min.
Facing certain death unless they escape, a pair of fed-up chickens lead an uprising on their Yorkshire farm. Lead hen Ginger has tried to make a run for it, but Mr. Tweedy and his vicious dogs find her and throw her into solitary confinement in one of the film’s many nods to POW escape movies. Mel Gibson and Miranda Richardson voice the characters in this stop-motion feature from Aardman Animations, creators of the Wallace & Gromit series.