New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ and ‘Chicken Run’ Movies Coming to Netflix

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 20, 2022
Updated 2022/01/20 at 11:33 PM

After a hiatus of more than a decade, the world’s favorite fictional British inventor (or possibly second after James Bond’s Q) and his adorable canine companion are making a comeback. Today, as part of its ongoing partnership with Aardman Animations Netflix announced the arrival of a new Wallace & Gromit movie and the long-awaited sequel to Chicken Race.

Launching sometime in 2023, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget begins after Ginger and Rocky’s daring escape with the emergence of the couple’s new girl, Molly, in their new home on the island sanctuary. And while Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson won’t reprise their roles as the lead chickens, Nugget’s Dawn The cast will also feature some big-name stars, including Thandie Newton (Ginger), Zachary Levi (Rocky) and Bella Ramsey (Molly), the latter of whom is also set to play Ellie in HBO’s upcoming live-action TV adaptation of The last of us.

As for the as-yet-untitled Wallace & Gromit film, original series creator Nick Park will return as director with a story written by Park and Mark Burton (Madagascar, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Shaun of the Sheep Movie). Set to arrive nearly two decades after The Curse of the Werewolf, Wallace and Gromit’s second feature film centers around Wallace’s latest invention: a “smart gnome” who has developed a mind of his own. Queue the hijinx.

Notably, on the contrary Nugget’s Dawn which will be a worldwide Netflix exclusive when it starts airing next year, the new Wallace & Gromit film will be released first on the BBC in the UK before becoming available on Netflix in all other regions in 2024.

With the stop-motion musical by Aardman and Netlix robin robin having recently been nominated for an Oscar in the animated shorts category, it’s nice to see even more claymation movies getting the green light – especially after the bombshell that was 2018. the primitive man. That said, with the original Chicken Run and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit having already claimed first and second place as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated films of all time, Aardman Studios may have a hard time competing. for attention at a time when traditional computer-animated films dominated the box office.

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