After a hiatus of more than a decade, the worlds preferred fictitious British creator (or potentially second after Q from James Bond) and his adorable canine sidekick are rebounding. Today as part of its ongoing collaboration with Aardman Animations Netflix announced the arrival of a brand-new Wallace & & Gromit film and the long-awaited follow up to Chicken Run.
Due out at some point in 2023, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget picks up after Ginger and Rockys daring escape with the hatching of the couples brand-new chick Molly at their brand-new island sanctuary home. And while Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson will not be reprising their functions as the leading chickens, Dawn of the Nuggets cast will still feature some prominent stars including 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 TV adjustment of The Last of Us.
When it comes to the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit movie, original series creator Nick Park will be returning as director including a story composed by Park and Mark Burton (Madagascar, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Shaun of the Sheep Movie). Slated to show up almost twenty years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits 2nd feature-length movie focuses on Wallaces latest creation: a “smart gnome” that has actually developed a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Especially, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be an around the world special on Netflix when it starts streaming sometime next year, the new Wallace & & Gromit film will debut initially on the BBC in the UK before becoming available on Netflix in all other areas sometime in 2024.
With Aardman and Netlixs stop-motion musical Robin having actually been just recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the animated brief movie classification, its great to see even more claymation films get the green light– specifically after the bomb that was 2018s Early Man. That said, with the original Chicken Run and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit having already claimed the number one and two areas as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated films of all time, Aardman Studios might have a difficult time contending for attention in a time when standard computer-animated films have actually dominated the box office.All products advised by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent business.