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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Chicken Run
Director: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks

The first full length animation from the makers of Wallace and Gromit is a bottomless well of visual and verbal gags, and prison film references. You may marvel the technical mastery of the stop motion work for the first 15 minutes, but then you are unavoidably sucked into the story about a group of chickens who try to escape from a farm that resembles a Pow camp. Mel Gibson voices a rooster who is not all that he claims to be.