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Chicken Run (Special Edition)

Release Date: 11/21/2000
MSRP: $26.99

Studio: DreamWorks

Year: 2000

Run Time: 84 minutes

Rating: G

Starring: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawahla, Miranda Richardson, Tony Haygarth and Phil Daniels

Directed by: Nick Park, Peter Lord

   Movie Summary: [Animation, Comedy]

    A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are plan a daring "prisoner of war" style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.


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DVD Features
Widescreen: 1.85:1, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs, Color, 6.1 DTS ES, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Surround, Closed Captioned, Region 1

DVD Exras
NBC's "Making Of Chicken Run", Audio Commentary, DVD-ROM: interactive family features, Trailer, HBO's "Hatching of Chicken Run"; Read-Along; Screaming Chicken Panic Button; Fun Facts

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    Feature: Selecting any of these eggs bring up a different fact about the making of Chicken Run. The "fact" that is displayed seems to be random, as selecting the same egg several times in a row will bring up different facts.
    Procedure: In the Special Features menu of Chicken Run (Special Edition), it describes the Egg Hunt, and that 12 Easter eggs are hidden in the DVD menus. For the record, here is how to locate those 12 eggs:

    1) In the Scene Index, select Chapter 17, then press right woith your cursor.
    2) In the Subtitles menu, highlight "Off", then press down.
    3) In the Audio menu, highlight "2.0 Dolby Surround", then press down.
    4) In the Special Features menu, highlight "Main Menu", then press up.
    5) Under the Trailers & TV Spot special feature menu, highlight "Trailer 2", then press down.
    6) In the Production Notes, on page 5 (which begins with the words "them in a dramatic setting"), highlight "Back", then press right.
    7) In the Cast Bios, go to page 1 of Mel Gibson's bio, highlight "Forward", and press left.
    8) In the Cast Bios, go to page 2 of the bio for Tony Haygarth, highlight "Forward", and press left.
    9) In the Cast Bios, go to page 2 of the bio for Jane Horrocks, highlight "Back", and press right.
    10) In the Cast Bios, go to page 1 of the bio for Imelda Staunton, highlight "Forward", and press left.
    11) In the Crew Bios, go to page 1 of the bio for Dave Alex Riddett, highlight "Forward", and press left.
    12) In the Crew Bios, go to page 2 of the bio for Loyd Price (yes, Loyd only has one "L" in this case), highlight "Back", and press right.
    Submitted by: Robert Elliott
    Editor's Notes: Thanks for the detailed egg description, Robert!


    Last Updated: Monday, January 2, 2001

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