After a hiatus of more than a years, the worlds favorite fictitious British creator (or possibly second after Q from James Bond) and his adorable canine partner are picking up. Today as part of its ongoing collaboration with Aardman Animations Netflix announced the arrival of a new Wallace & & Gromit motion picture and the long-awaited sequel to Chicken Run.
Due out sometime 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 new island sanctuary house. And while Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson wont be reprising their functions as the leading chickens, Dawn of the Nuggets cast will still include some big-name 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 Us.
As for the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit movie, original 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 practically twenty years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits 2nd feature film revolves around Wallaces most current creation: a “smart gnome” that has established a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Notably, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be a worldwide unique on Netflix when it begins streaming sometime next year, the 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 just recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the animated short film 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 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 may have a tough time contending for attention in a time when conventional computer-animated films have dominated the box office.All products suggested by Engadget are chosen by our editorial group, independent of our moms and dad company.