More than 20 years after releasing the acclaimed and beloved 2000 movie Chicken Run, Aardman Animations returns with the highly-anticipated sequel film, distributed by Netflix. Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget sees the return of characters like Ginger, Rocky, Babs, Bunty, Fetcher, and more!
This time around, Ginger (now voiced by Thandiwe Newton) and Rocky (Zachary Levi) have a daughter of their own to take care of, Molly (Bella Ramsey). Molly seems to have inherited her mother's escapist tendencies as she desires to spread her wings and explore the world outside of their peaceful chicken sanctuary.
When Molly and her friend Frizzle unknowingly walk into the nugget factory disguised as a chicken haven called "Fun-Land Farms," Ginger and the gang must prepare to break in and rescue them, which also means facing off against an old nemesis.
For parents interested in watching Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget this weekend, you might be questioning if it's appropriate for young kids. Here's what you need to know.
What is Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget rated?
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is rated PG for peril, action, and some thematic elements. If you and your kids enjoyed the 2000 movie, then its sequel will be fine to watch. If anything, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is even more appropriate than its predecessor as it's very family-friendly.
That said, the "PG" qualifier does mean parental guidance is suggested. The storyline of chickens being in peril and potentially being killed and turned into nuggets through a scary machine might be frightening to young children, especially given that the chickens are brainwashed into believing they're happy to die. Nothing overly violent is shown and the tense scenes are still very cartoonish so as to not be too frightening for viewers.
There are no sexual references or references to drinking or drugs in the movie. In terms of language, there isn't anything noteworthy beyond a little juvenile name-calling.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is now streaming on Netflix. Add the movie to your watchlist now.