History Trivia / ChickenRun

30th Aug '17 1:59:23 PM SimpsonsLover24
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* UncreditedRole: Not many people know this, but Creator/CosgroveHall gave Aardman a helping hand with this movie by making a big Mr. Tweedy model for scenes where he kicked or grabbed Ginger.
25th Aug '17 1:38:22 AM bt8257
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** A more justified example: in England, what American's refer to as "flashlights" are called "torches." Aware of the fact that this would confuse their predominantly American audience, Creator/{{DreamWorks}} insisted that a quick shot of Mr. Tweedy coming out of his house with a flashlight be added to assure viewers that he was not, in fact, going to get [[IThoughtYouMeant a large, flaming stick]].

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** A more justified example: in England, what American's refer to as Americans call "flashlights" are called "torches." instead known as "torches". Aware of the fact that this would confuse their predominantly American audience, Creator/{{DreamWorks}} insisted that a quick shot of Mr. Tweedy coming out of his house with a flashlight be added to assure viewers that he was not, in fact, going to get [[IThoughtYouMeant a large, flaming stick]].
25th Aug '17 1:35:35 AM bt8257
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** Three times in the case of Mrs Tweedy. She's voiced by Creator/MirandaRichardson who already played three evil women who specialized in beheading (in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Film/AliceInWonderland1999'').

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** Three times in the case of Mrs Mrs. Tweedy. She's voiced by Creator/MirandaRichardson who already played three evil women who specialized in beheading (in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Film/AliceInWonderland1999'').



* DeletedScene: One scene that was cut was how Rocky stole a tricycle from a child. In the theatrical release, this causes some "huh?" as to ''how'' Rocky was riding a tricycle in the ''first'' place. This was to be a ShoutOut to [[Film/TheGreatEscape The Great Escape]], where Virgil Hilts steals a motorcycle from a Nazi soldier.
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* DeletedScene: One scene that was cut was how Rocky stole a tricycle from a child. In the theatrical release, this causes some "huh?" as to ''how'' Rocky was riding a tricycle in the ''first'' place. This was to be a ShoutOut to [[Film/TheGreatEscape The Great Escape]], Film/TheGreatEscape, where Virgil Hilts steals a motorcycle from a Nazi soldier.
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** A more justified example: in England, what American's refer to as "flashlights" are called "torches." Being aware that this would confuse their predominantly American audience, Creator/{{DreamWorks}} insisted that a quick shot of Mr. Tweedy coming out of his house with a flashlight be added assure viewers that he was not, in fact, going to get [[IThoughtYouMeant a large, flaming stick]].

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** A more justified example: in England, what American's refer to as "flashlights" are called "torches." Being aware Aware of the fact that this would confuse their predominantly American audience, Creator/{{DreamWorks}} insisted that a quick shot of Mr. Tweedy coming out of his house with a flashlight be added to assure viewers that he was not, in fact, going to get [[IThoughtYouMeant a large, flaming stick]].



** In an early version of the film, Ginger was going to have a little brother named Nobby. He was [[IncrediblyLamePun axed]] in an attempt to make the film "less cute."

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** In an early version of the film, Ginger was going to have a little brother named Nobby. He was [[IncrediblyLamePun axed]] removed in an attempt to make the film "less cute."
18th Jun '17 9:09:17 PM jormis29
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* AwesomeDearBoy: When Peter Lord and Nick Park first pitched "''Film/TheGreatEscape'' with chickens" to Steven Spielberg and Jeff Katzenberg, Spielberg immediately agreed to the project because ''Great Escape'' was his favorite movie ''and'' he owned a small chicken farm!

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* AwesomeDearBoy: When Peter Lord and Nick Park Creator/NickPark first pitched "''Film/TheGreatEscape'' with chickens" to Steven Spielberg and Jeff Katzenberg, Spielberg immediately agreed to the project because ''Great Escape'' was his favorite movie ''and'' he owned a small chicken farm!



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nick Park had pet chickens in his youth, two of whom were even named Ginger and Rocky, several of whom frequently tried to escape their pen.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nick Park Creator/NickPark had pet chickens in his youth, two of whom were even named Ginger and Rocky, several of whom frequently tried to escape their pen.
11th Jun '17 12:55:24 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nick Park's family raised chickens, many of which frequently tried to escape.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nick Park's family raised chickens, many Park had pet chickens in his youth, two of which whom were even named Ginger and Rocky, several of whom frequently tried to escape.escape their pen.
6th Jun '17 2:02:04 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nick Park's family raised chickens, many of which frequently tried to escape.
2nd May '17 9:59:14 AM AnotherGuy
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** Babs, voiced by Jane Horrocks, has more than a little [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Bubble]] in her personality.
26th Apr '17 5:27:45 PM MarkLungo
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** Rocky yells "[[Film/{{Braveheart}} FREEDOOOOOOOOM!]]" when he first flies into the farm. Also, one of the chickens says "I'm not even certain he was American.", a reference to the fact that many people, even in the UK, think Mel Gibson is Australian (he was born in the US, but moved to Australia at age 12). Another ''Braveheart'' allusion occurs when asked where he's from:

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** Rocky yells "[[Film/{{Braveheart}} FREEDOOOOOOOOM!]]" when he first flies into the farm. Also, one of the chickens says "I'm not even certain he was American.", a reference to the fact that many people, even in the UK, think Mel Gibson Creator/MelGibson is Australian (he was born in the US, but moved to Australia at age 12). Another ''Braveheart'' allusion occurs when asked where he's from:



** Creator/DreamWorks and composer HansZimmer (who heads the Dreamworks music department) forced director NickPark to drop an already-recorded musical score by WallaceAndGromit composer Julian Nott because Zimmer decided his people should do the score (Zimmer has a history of doing this). This was one of many reasons why Aardman would leave Creator/DreamWorks in 2006 to go to Sony.[[note]]To be fair, however, the score that was released was ''brilliant''.[[/note]]

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** Creator/DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and composer HansZimmer Music/HansZimmer (who heads the Dreamworks music department) forced director NickPark Creator/NickPark to drop an already-recorded musical score by WallaceAndGromit ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' composer Julian Nott because Zimmer decided his people should do the score (Zimmer has a history of doing this). This was one of many reasons why Aardman would leave Creator/DreamWorks in 2006 to go to Sony.Creator/{{Sony}}.[[note]]To be fair, however, the score that was released was ''brilliant''.[[/note]]
23rd Mar '17 11:17:17 AM CosmicFerret
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** Three times in the case of Mrs Tweedy. She's voiced by Creator/MirandaRichardson who already played three evil women who specialized in beheading (in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'').

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** Three times in the case of Mrs Tweedy. She's voiced by Creator/MirandaRichardson who already played three evil women who specialized in beheading (in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'').''Film/AliceInWonderland1999'').
11th Feb '17 1:05:53 PM gjjones
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* ActorSharedBackground: Benjamin Whitrow served in the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from 1956 to 1958 before he became an actor.
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