Chicken Run Contests Results
(Aug 14, 2000)
- The Escape Plan
- Create A New Chicken
Chicken Run Showings
Chicken Run CD
Fun Pack Ships
The Chicken Run Fun Pack allows children and families to become immersed in the Chicken Run world. Providing high-resolution graphics and animation, addictive gameplay and fun-filled activities, the title brings home the film's hilarity and excitement to show that bravery comes in all forms, even feathered.
"The Chicken Run CD-ROM Fun Pack offers a unique opportunity for fans of the film to continue their Chicken Run experience on their PC's," states Michael Pole, executive vice president of worldwide studios, Activision, Inc. "Players can enjoy clips from the movie, play awesome mini-games and customize their computer screen with cool film images."
The story of Chicken Run follows the antics of a loveable group of chickens trying to escape from their mundane battery farm existence. The chickens, led by the rough and ready newcomer Rocky (voiced by Mel Gibson) hatch a cunning plan to escape from the clutches of the menacing Mrs. Tweedy (voiced by Miranda Richardson) and her dreaded pie-making machine.
The Chicken Run Fun Pack includes such mini-games as "Spring Chicken," which allows players to guide the farmyard rats, Nick and Fletcher, as they stage a daring escape attempt, and "Run Chicken Run," in which players fly the coop as they guide the fleeing chickens to freedom. Fans of the film will get caught up in the farm-fresh thrills all over again as they watch a series of fantastic clips from the movie.
Additionally, the Fun Pack allows PC users to transform their computer desktops with clever Chicken Run-themed screen savers, customized Windows(R) icons and more. The pack also allows fans to use quirky accessories like an animated desk clock, or to play their own CDs using "Rocky's Radio." The Chicken Run Fun Pack was developed for Activision by the UK-based Absolute Studios.
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The quarter-page black-and-white ad features Rocky and Ginger reading a newspaper, with the headline, "Encourage your children to read a newspaper every day. Don't be CHICKEN!" The body copy reads, "When you want to learn what is going on outside the fence, read a newspaper as soon as the sun comes up! Read everyday ... newspapers are eggsciting!" The ad closes with the familiar, "It all starts with newspapers" tagline.
"We're excited at the opportunity to promote reading among young people in such a delightful and unique way," said NAA Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer John E. Kimball. "Featuring these characters in ads promoting newspaper reading is a great way to make the connection that reading not only is important, but can be fun and surprising as well."
Slated to open June 23, Chicken Run is the first full-length film from Aardman Studios, home of the award-winning Wallace and Gromit, which is known for its distinctive clay animation technique.
NAA is a nonprofit organization representing the $57 billion newspaper industry and more than 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.
Chicken Run Book Signing
At Storyopolis, Lord and Park signed copies of "Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie" and "Creating 3D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking." Animation Artist Magazine had one copy of each book signed by the filmmakers to give away as a prize to two lucky Animation Artist Magazine readers. Two new contests, one for each book, are currently in development and will be announced next week in the Animation Artist Newsletter.
Chicken Run Directors
to Appear at Book Signing!
They will sign "Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie" by Brian Sibley, as well as "Creating 3D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking" by Sibley and Lord. There will be a special exhibit of puppets and props from the film, fun giveaways for everyone, and a raffle for those who purchase books (you must be present to claim prizes).
Storyopolis is located at 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles CA (between Beverly and Third) parking underneath building.. Call to RSVP (310) 358-2510.
Opens Chicken Run Maze
The exclusive Chicken Run Maze adventure begins in a re-created hen house where guests are treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including actual models and video monitors illustrating the magical and detailed process of clay animation. Behind-the-scenes footage features the voices of some of the film's stars, including Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha and Miranda Richardson.
Guests are transported through the great comedic escape, a plot hatched by the chickens to liberate themselves from the clutches of the sinister farmer, Mr. Tweedy. They retrace the chicken prints of the daring and spectacular escape plan, moving through a series of winding underground tunnels and finding themselves face to face with the farmer and his angry dog. Other challenges include a giant chicken pot pie machine and the dreaded Chicken Shredder Machine, a rotating tunnel in which guests elude the peril of whirling blades. After guests elude these dangers, they finally reach freedom at the Chicken Sanctuary.
The Chicken Run Maze is located adjacent to the Blues Brothers Stage at the entrance of the theme park.
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