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2000’s “Chicken Run” represented the first foray into feature-length filmmaking from Aardman Animation, finding the creators of the “Wallace & Gromit” series looking to expand their creative horizons with the global release. The picture found an audience, launching Aardman into the big leagues of family entertainment, managing to retain their British sense of humor and wonderful animation techniques in the process. The company hopes to revisit such highs with “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget,” which arrives 23 years after the original endeavor, losing a good chunk of the original voice cast but retaining all the stop-motion invention Aardman is known for. “Dawn of the Nugget” isn’t a radical departure from storytelling formula, but it maintains charm and artistry, returning to poultry-in-crisis mode with a plan to delight the fanbase. Read the rest at


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