- After the opening Failure Montage, and the crushing blow that Rocky had been lying all along and the chickens had trained so hard for nothing, Ginger finally comes up with an idea that works: they'll build a plane! The following montage of all the chickens including Nick and Fetcher working together to build the machine set to "Building the Crate" is nothing short of amazing.
- During the montage, the chickens pay Nick and Fetcher in eggs since the eggs will no longer keep them alive, and the rats bring them Mr. Tweedy's tools in return.
- Ginger convincing Fowler to rise above his mascot status in the RAF and fly the plane. Bunty also drops her cynical attitude for once and gives a little encouragement while Fowler's thinking.Ginger: You're always talking about back in your day. Well, today is your day!Bunty: You can do it, you old sausage!Fowler: (after a moment of thought) Wing Commander T.I Fowler, Reporting for duty!
- The Indy Escape that finishes the pie machine sequence, complete with Ginger and Rocky using a loose wire to swing across a chasm of spinning, malfunctioning blades, all while the machine threatens to explode at any second.
- Fed up with Fowler rambling about his days at the Royal Air Force, Bunty angrily smacks away one of his medals. Outraged, Fowler beans her with his cane before realising his mistake. Bunty's response? She punches him in the face!
- This moment, the end result of a long line of similar incidents earlier in the movie (where she just took it):(The chickens' plane-building has just been discovered by Mr. Tweedy.)Mac: (stage whisper) What's the plan?(Mr. Tweedy stares down Ginger for a few seconds.)Ginger: ATTACK! (Cue Oh, Crap! look from Mr. Tweedy)Bunty: (as Ginger is doing just that) Nice plan!
See how you like being stuffed!
- Bunty gets one in the novelisation when she's the one to shove Mr. Tweedy's cap in his mouth with this one-liner:
- "I told you they was organized!"
- To put that into perspective, Mr. Tweedy has spent literally the entire movie being abused, harassed, and belittled by his wife. The way his family has done things for at least three generations before him was about to change drastically, and he either had to go along with it or face the wrath of Mrs. Tweedy. This is possibly the only time in the whole film he actually stands up for himself. And then after he says that, he pushed the barn door onto his wife, possibly killing her in the process. Not to mention that before he said that, he let the machine explode with her inside.
- "GIIINGEEEERRR!" Doubles as a Heartwarming Moment.
- Ginger speaking to Mrs. Tweedy as she drops her off the plane; "Bye-bye." And so begins the bitch's Humiliation Conga...
- And right before that, how Ginger defeats Mrs. Tweedy. She's trying to cut the line Tweedy's clinging to with safety scissors, dodging axe swings all the while. Rocky's throwing everything he can find at the psycho to try and give Ginger time, but nothing's working. So what does Ginger do? Duck. Mrs. Tweedy herself ends up cutting the line, barely missing beheading Ginger, who then manages to hold a string of Christmas lights carrying a full grown human just long enough to drop her one-liner. That took guts.
- Just spare a moment to think about how incredible the automatic pie machine was. Yes, it was a huge source of Nightmare Fuel, but probably the coolest thing in the movie. Throughout its existence, the audience is treated to incredible sequences of two main characters going through an elaborate production line which tries to kill them in different, creative ways. How many films can you name that put a character or two into a giant food-production machine?
- This is pretty badass...Bunty: The odds of us getting out of here are a million to one.Ginger: *calmly* Then there's still a chance.
- Undercut when she starts sobbing alone because she's lost faith, too.
- The next two are awesome on a meta level:
- While the movie failed to gain a Best Picture nomination, the amount of support it got convinced the Academy to introduce the Best Animated Feature category.
- Awesome Music: Following their win with the Antz score, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams made this score, possibly the best score to ever feature a kazoo. Main Titles and Building the Crate stand out.
- Also meta: the announcement after 18 years that Aardman is working on a sequel.
- Props to Nick and Fetcher's thieving skills. So long as they're properly compensated, they can get you anything.
Awesome / Chicken Run