Episode 78

Chicken Run

Published on: 28th January, 2021

What came first? The chicken or the egg? It's a question as old as time, and one pondered by all the great philosophers, scientists, scholars and farmers.


In the field of Aardman's big screen successes, Chicken Run comes first. It's still the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie ever made, and Aardman's literal and figurative fingerprints are all over these English chicks.


(I'm sorry for all the chicken-based puns that follow, I really am)


What could have easily been a one-chick pony, Aardman definitely didn't count their chickens before they hatched, and partnered with Dreamworks to produce Chicken Run. In one fowl swoop, they delivered a movie that was universally beloved. Poultry in motion and really clucking eggscellent.


Look no feather, Chicken Run is a truly wonderful movie that should beak your interest.


(This is why they didn't invite me to work on the script for Chicken Run!)



I would love to hear your thoughts on Chicken Run!


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Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.



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