Ice Age Chicken Run

31/05/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 31/05/2004
  |  158 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of children's animated features. In 'Ice Age', a group of three animals, Sid the sloth, Manfred the mammal, and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger embark upon an epic journey to help return a human baby to its father. They risk life and limb as they traverse boiling lava pits and travel through dangerous ice caves to complete their mission. Along the way they also meet Scrat, a squirrel-rat determined to plant an acorn in a glacier. The film features the voices of John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jack Black. 'Chicken Run', an animated pastiche of 'The Great Escape', is the first big screen outing for Nick Park (of 'Wallace and Gromit' fame). Life on Tweedy's Chicken Farm is far from pleasant for the inmates; they are badly treated by Mr Tweedy and his domineering wife, and kept alive only as long as they keep producing eggs. Ginger the hen's (voiced by Julia Sawalha) various attempts at escape have failed due to the lethargy and downright incompetence of her fellow prisoners, but when Rocky (Mel Gibson) - the famous Flying Rooster - crash lands in the farm, she sees the chance she has been waiting for: Rocky can teach everyone how to fly, and they can stage a mass break-out! However, the braggardly Rocky is not all that he seems; can he really help Ginger and the others find freedom before Mrs Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) hatches her fowl plan to turn them all into chicken pies?