After a hiatus of more than a years, the worlds favorite fictitious British developer (or perhaps second after Q from James Bond) and his lovable canine partner are making a comeback. Today as part of its continuous collaboration with Aardman Animations Netflix revealed the arrival of a 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 gets 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 also set to play Ellie in HBOs upcoming live-action TV adaptation of The Last of United States.
As for the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit film, initial series creator Nick Park will be returning as director featuring 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 two years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits second feature-length film revolves around Wallaces most current creation: a “wise gnome” that has actually developed a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Especially, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be a worldwide special on Netflix when it starts streaming sometime next year, the new Wallace & & Gromit motion picture will debut initially on the BBC in the UK before ending up being readily available on Netflix in all other areas at some point 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 much more claymation movies 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 already declared the number one and two areas as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated movies of all time, Aardman Studios might have a difficult time competing for attention in a time when standard computer-animated movies have controlled the box office.All products advised by Engadget are chosen by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through among these links, we might make an affiliate commission.