After a hiatus of more than a years, the worlds preferred fictitious British inventor (or potentially second after Q from James Bond) and his lovable canine sidekick are making a return. Today as part of its continuous collaboration with Aardman Animations Netflix announced the arrival of a new Wallace & & Gromit film and the long-awaited follow up to Chicken Run.
Due out sometime in 2023, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget selects up after Ginger and Rockys bold escape with the hatching of the couples new chick Molly at their brand-new island sanctuary house. And while Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson will not be repeating their roles as the leading chickens, Dawn of the Nuggets cast will still feature some big-name stars consisting of Thandie Newton (Ginger), Zachary Levi (Rocky) and Bella Ramsey (Molly), the latter of whom is likewise set to play Ellie in HBOs upcoming live-action television adjustment of The Last of Us.
As for the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit film, original series developer Nick Park will be returning as director featuring a story written by Park and Mark Burton (Madagascar, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Shaun of the Sheep Movie). Slated to arrive nearly 2 decades after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits second feature-length film focuses on Wallaces newest development: a “clever gnome” that has developed a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Notably, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be a worldwide unique on Netflix when it starts streaming sometime next year, the brand-new Wallace & & Gromit motion picture will debut first on the BBC in the UK prior to appearing on Netflix in all other areas sometime in 2024.
With Aardman and Netlixs stop-motion musical Robin having been recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the animated short film category, its good to see a lot more claymation films get the thumbs-up– especially after the bomb that was 2018s Early Man. That said, with the original Chicken Run and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit having currently claimed the number one and two areas as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated movies of all time, Aardman Studios may have a hard time competing for attention in a time when standard computer-animated movies have dominated package office.All products suggested by Engadget are chosen by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. A few of our stories consist of affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission if you buy something through one of these links.