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A brief bit on CHICKEN RUN!

Our dear Mr Backes of Stay Tooned dropped me a line to let me know that AARDMAN had screened 15 minutes of footage from their first feature film (from the folks that brought us WALLACE & GROMIT and CREATURE COMFORTS!!!). Man.... to be a fly on that Ya know... one of the great thing about us geeks is we know that the sun will come out someday... and it will be glorius. CHICKEN RUN is a sunrise I await with great anticipation. Nick does not only fantastic work... but he has the snazziest taste in clothing I have ever seen (with the possible exception of John Lassiter!) If you happen to hear anything more on this project... Drop me the slightest bits of knowledge you hear... Ok? Thanks. Here we go...

I've found out that Aardman Animations recently had an internal screening of "Chicken Run" work in progress. So far, the stop-motion/clayanimation studio has finished 15 minutes of the film in a rough cut; the sound has obvioulsy not been added yet. The entire Aardman crew attended the screening and "a great sense of achievement was shared." Aardman workers immediately went back to production since the projected release date is sometime during the Summer of 2000. "Chicken Run" is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950's England. The film follows the turbulent romance between two farmyard chickens, Rocky and Ginger, who yearn for freedom and plan a daring 'prisoner of war' style escape. "Chicken Run" is being produced by Dreamworks and is being distributed in the UK by Pathe.

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