After a hiatus of more than a decade, the worlds favorite fictitious British developer (or perhaps 2nd after Q from James Bond) and his lovable canine sidekick are making a comeback. Today as part of its ongoing 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 at some point in 2023, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget gets after Ginger and Rockys bold escape with the hatching of the couples new chick Molly at their brand-new island sanctuary home. 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 also set to play Ellie in HBOs upcoming live-action television adaptation of The Last of United States.
As for the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit movie, initial series developer Nick Park will be returning as director including a story written by Park and Mark Burton (Madagascar, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Shaun of the Sheep Movie). Slated to get here nearly twenty years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits second feature film revolves around Wallaces most current development: a “clever gnome” that has actually developed a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Notably, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be an around the world special on Netflix when it starts streaming sometime next year, the brand-new Wallace & & Gromit movie will debut initially on the BBC in the UK before appearing on Netflix in all other areas at some point in 2024.
With Aardman and Netlixs stop-motion musical Robin having actually been recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the animated short movie category, its nice to see even more claymation movies get the green light– particularly after the bomb that was 2018s Early Man. That said, with the initial Chicken Run and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit having already claimed the number one and 2 areas as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated films of all time, Aardman Studios might have a hard time contending for attention in a time when standard computer-animated movies have actually dominated the box office.All products recommended by Engadget are chosen by our editorial team, independent of our moms and dad company.