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Chicken Run
(2000)
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Composed, Arranged, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway
Nick Inghram
Harry Gregson-Williams

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Elizabeth Finch
Harry Kim
Ladd McIntosh
Yvonne S. Moriarty
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Dreamworks Records
(June 20th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you love having your concentration completely consumed by wildly rambunctious and enthusiastically spirited parody scores of the highest symphonic order.

Avoid it... if the buzzing sound of a swarm of kazoos could give you nightmares, wilt your houseplants, send pets fleeing, and stunt the intellectual development of your children.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #341
WRITTEN 8/18/00, REVISED 6/30/08
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Chicken Run: (John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams) After ten years of entertaining movie-goers with his Oscar-winning short films involving Wallace and Gromit, director and producer Nick Park teamed up with Peter Lord to create Chicken Run in 2000, the first feature length film from Aardman Animations. At a time when the industry had transcended the look of 2-D animation, Park's distinct claymation style was a throwback and potential obstacle to success. But with a witty story full of humor aimed mostly at adults, Chicken Run opened to widespread critical praise. The story is roughly based on the famed World War II-set film The Great Escape, but with chickens stuck on a farm with nasty owners. Not satisfied with lives of laying eggs and eventually becoming dinner, the chickens enlist the help of a circus rooster (who accidentally enters the scene) to help them fly over the fence of their pen and enjoy freedom. The chicken coops include a variety of funny characters that each have metaphorical purposes, but the voices of Mel Gibson as the rooster and Miranda Richardson as the evil Mrs. Tweedy are the production's star power. When Dreamworks bought the distribution rights to Chicken Run, it became inevitable that either Hans Zimmer or one of his many students from Media Ventures would provide the score, and, in this case, the team that brought a dynamic and funky sound to Antz returned for the job. Upstart composers John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams not only proved through the years to be an effective team on various animation projects, but they individually would be recognized as the two most successful Media Ventures products in their eventual solo careers.



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4,955 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.59 Stars
***** 1,473 5 Stars
**** 1,293 4 Stars
*** 1,262 3 Stars
** 550 2 Stars
* 377 1 Stars
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flying lessons for trouble
neon onics - May 17, 2006, at 2:25 a.m.
1 comment  (2608 views)
Finale chorus theme used in documentary showing dead bodies
Julio Gomez - October 11, 2004, at 6:39 a.m.
1 comment  (3135 views)
Theme
Dagwill - June 9, 2004, at 8:57 a.m.
1 comment  (2918 views)
Building the Crate   Expand >>
Keith - July 26, 2003, at 2:51 p.m.
3 comments  (5446 views)
Newest: November 3, 2004, at 10:11 p.m. by
JimmyJames
Great fun
Amuro - March 8, 2003, at 7:07 p.m.
1 comment  (1950 views)
As Fun As Antz, But Too Dramatic
Don Smith - July 12, 2001, at 10:04 a.m.
1 comment  (2352 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 62:40
• 1. Opening Escape (3:39)
• 2. Main Titles (3:24)
• 3. The Evil Mrs. Tweedy (4:22)
• 4. Rats! (1:09)
• 5. Chickens are Not Organized (1:01)
• 6. We Need a Miracle (2:03)
• 7. Rocky and the Circus (3:51)
• 8. Flight Training (3:39)
• 9. A Really Big Truck Arrives (5:56)
• 10. Cocktails & Flighty Thoughts (1:58)
• 11. Babs' Big Break (1:40)
• 12. Flip Flop and Fly - performed by Ellis Hall (2:09)
• 13. Up on the Roof (3:08)
• 14. Into the Pie Machine (3:10)
• 15. Rocky, A Fake All Along (3:28)
• 16. Building the Crate (3:32)
• 17. The Wanderer - performed by Dion (2:47)
• 18. The Chickens are Revolting (2:45)
• 19. Lift Off (3:41)
• 20. Escape to Paradise (4:59)

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The insert includes extensive artwork of each character, but no extra information about the score or film.
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