Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget voice cast and character guide

Several characters were recast in the long-awaited sequel to the 2000 Aardman film Chicken Run.

Twenty-three years after the popular Aardman film Chicken Run premiered, we're finally getting a sequel. Netflix's latest animated feature Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget features the return of characters like Ginger, Rocky, Fetcher, Babs, Mac, and Bunty.

After successfully escaping the horrors of Mrs. Tweedy's farm, Ginger, Rocky, and all of their friends are living in peace and harmony in a beautiful chicken sanctuary far away from humans. Even better, Ginger and Rocky have a new daughter, Molly, who proves to be just as fiery and adventurous as her parents. When Ginger's safe haven is threatened by the intrusion of a new company called Fun-Land Farms, she and the rest of the gang must resort to their old ways to ensure no more chickens are harmed.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget includes the voices of stars like Shazam!'s Zachary Levi and Westworld actress Thandiwe Newton, who step in after the roles of Ginger and Rocky were recast. But never fear, many of the voice actors from the first movie are back to reprise their roles, like Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Jane Horrocks, and more.

Thandiwe Newton as Ginger

Thandiwe Newton
Thandiwe Newton at "God's Country" Premiere - The 48th Deauville American Film Festival / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

Thandiwe Newton voices the lead role of Ginger, the hen who led the great escape from Tweedy's farm in the first film. In a controversial decision, Aardman recasted the original voice actress, Julia Sawalha, after allegedly saying she sounded "too old" for the part. In Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, Ginger and Rocky have a daughter named Molly who seems to be following in her mother's footsteps.

Although Newton is best known for her work in live-action projects like Westworld and Crash, she has branched out into voice-acting in recent years with this movie and a recurring role in Netflix's adult animated series Big Mouth and its spinoff Human Resources.

Zachary Levi as Rocky

Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi at Special Screening Of Netflix's "Chicken Run Dawn Of The Nugget" / Gregg DeGuire/GettyImages

Like Ginger, the role of Rocky was recast from the first movie. Shazam! star Zachary Levi has taken over the part that formerly belonged to Mel Gibson. Rocky and Ginger are happily married and settled down on Chicken Island with their friends and daughter Molly at the start of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, but when Molly runs off to the mysterious Fun-Land, Rocky and Ginger are prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue her.

While nowadays Levi is most recognizable as the aforementioned DC superhero and voicing Flynn Ryder in Disney's Tangled, his first big breakout role came about in the beloved NBC spy dramedy Chuck. This movie marks his fourth Netflix project after Apollo 10/2: A Space Age Childhood, Alias Grace, and Spy Kids: Armageddon.

Bella Ramsey as Molly

Bella Ramsey
Bella Ramsey at ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration / Robin L Marshall/GettyImages

The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey voices one of the new characters in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget. Ramsey lends their voice to Molly, daughter of Rocky and Ginger. Molly has seemingly inherited her mother's escapist tendencies, kicking off the plot of the film when she and her friend Frizzle break into Fun-Land Farms. Ramsey is also known for playing Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones and voices the titular character in Netflix's animated series Hilda.

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More Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget cast members

  • Lynn Ferguson as Mac
  • Imelda Staunton as Bunty
  • Jane Horrocks as Babs
  • David Bradley as Fowler
  • Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle
  • Romesh Ranganathan as Nick
  • Daniel Mays as Fetcher
  • Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry
  • Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy

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