* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Rocky a {{Jerkass}} [[spoiler: who lead the girls on false promises and turned their backs on them only to have a sudden attack of conscience that prompts him to return]], or is he a sympathetic man (or rooster) who was put into this situation by a goal driven chicken who would stop at nothing to get what she wants, and gets treated like a Jerkass even though he technically, never lied in the first place.
** Edwina. Did she not tell anyone because she didn't want them to worry about her, or did she do it deliberately because she ''wanted'' to die?
* AnimationAgeGhetto: ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' is a semi-mature film, but was billed as a children's film.
** According to TheOtherWiki, the producers attempted to avert this by dropping a character from the early scripts named Nobby (who was supposed to be Ginger's little brother, and thus the KidAppealCharacter) in order to avoid being excessively cute.
* AwardSnub: Despite critical acclaim, a determined campaign from Aardman and preference by a number of Academy voters, the movie failed to gain a Best Picture nomination. This would result in the creation of the Best Animated Feature category the next year.
* DesignatedVillain: Mr. Tweedy, to an extent. Mrs. Tweedy in contrast is much, much nastier (for example, the [[SlasherSmile evil grin]] on her face just before Edwina gets the chop, showing that, yes, Mrs. Tweedy ''[[ForTheEvulz enjoys]]'' [[AxCrazy killing them]]).
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Babs.
* HoYay: Nick and Fetcher seems to be a little closer than just being ThoseTwoGuys and HeterosexualLifePartners.
-->'''Fetcher:''' ''(practically swooning)'' Wanna dance?
-->'''Nick:''' ... alright.
* IronWoobie: Let's just say Ginger has to put up with a ''lot'' over the course of the film.
* JerkassWoobie: Mr Tweedy. With all the abuses he takes from his predominant and nasty wife it's hard to not feel a bit sorry for him.
* MemeticMutation: "In the quite likely case of an emergency, stick your head between your knees and kiss your bum good-bye!"
* {{Narm}}: [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} "You are going to be a pie!"]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler:Ginger's]] DisneyDeath can lose its shock pretty quickly, especially when you notice that the top of her head is still slightly visible, making it glaringly obvious what really happened.
** Or you might mistake it for [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath bits of gore sticking out]].
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The game based on the movie is a pretty good stealth game with exciting levels and funny mini-games.
* SpecialEffectFailure: See the second entry under {{Narm}} above.
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