It’s been 23 years – yes, 23! – since the original Chicken racing hurled onto cinema screens. Now all of your favorite characters (and some of the original voices) from the original film have a sequel on Netflix: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.

The first teaser for the new film is below; it promises a break In This time we went to a chicken farm and not a break out of. Recurring voices include Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy and Imelda Staunton as Bunty. The new lead voices of Ginger and Rocky are Thandiwe Newton and Zachary Levi. Check out the teaser below:

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There was great excitement when this sequel was announced, followed by a bit of controversy when it was revealed that the original voice of Ginger, Julia Sawalha, had been replaced by Thandiwe Newton, with Sawalha claiming she wasn’t even allowed to audition to reprise her role due to “age discrimination”. As disappointing as it is that the original voice cast isn’t there, the cynic in me suspects most viewers won’t even notice the difference.

Here is Dawn of the NuggetOfficial summary:

From multiple Academy and BAFTA award-winning Aardman (“Creature Comforts,” “Wallace & Gromit” and “Shaun the Sheep”) and Oscar® and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (“ParaNorman” and “Flushed Away,” respectively) ) comes “Chicken Run: Dawn of”. The Nugget, the highly anticipated sequel to the popular and most successful stop-motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run. After making a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island refuge for the entire herd, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky give birth to a baby girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems perfect. But back on land, the entire chicken species faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means risking their own hard-won freedom – this time they’re breaking in!

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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will premiere on Netflix on December 15th.

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