(Annecy) The Plasticine Hens of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the sequel to the cult film from the creators of Wallace and Gromit, will hit Netflix on December 15, 23 years after their theatrical success, announced Wednesday the platform during the Annecy festival.
The first opus, which followed the escape of Ginger and her congeners, trapped in a converted farm in the production of chicken pies, remains the most profitable stop-motion animated film (in volume and frame by frame) of the story.
In its sequel, still entrusted to the British studios Aardman, we find Ginger and Rocky, installed in a paradise island with their daughter Molly, attracted by the outside world, so threatening for delicious chickens.
When Molly finds herself trapped in a fortress-like factory farm, her parents and their friends will do everything they can to get inside. “It’s a bit of a James Bond movie, but with chickens,” summed up director Sam Fell, who came to present three enticing scenes to festival-goers.
Netflix, which is also offering an exhibition of the puppets used in the film in Annecy, has lifted the veil on other productions already announced, trying to reassure the sector about its appetite for animation after several aborted projects.
The streaming giant will unveil Wednesday in Annecy Nimona, a feature film with innovative graphics taken from an eponymous comic book by ND Stevenson. Released June 30, this production follows a teenage girl who can shapeshift at will and her friendship with a knight wrongfully accused of a crime, in a half-medieval, half-futuristic world.
Also on the program for this fall, the 3D film Leo, where Adam Sandler lends his voice to a 74-year-old lizard who escapes from his terrarium, installed in a cm2 classroom, after learning that he only has a year to live.
Netflix also showed snippets of its future adult action series Blue Eye Samourai, created in particular by a screenwriter from Logan, Michael Green. Announced for this year, it traces the adventures of a mixed-race swordsman seeking revenge in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868).
Mentioned in a video presentation of current projects, Alain Chabat’s long-awaited animated series Asterix has not yet given rise to further details.