After a hiatus of more than a decade, the worlds preferred fictitious British developer (or perhaps second after Q from James Bond) and his lovable canine sidekick are picking up. Today as part of its continuous partnership with Aardman Animations Netflix revealed 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 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 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 television adaptation of The Last of Us.
When it comes to the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit film, initial 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 show up almost twenty years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits 2nd feature-length film focuses on Wallaces latest 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 begins streaming sometime next year, the new Wallace & & Gromit movie will debut first on the BBC in the UK before appearing on Netflix in all other regions 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 classification, its great to see even more claymation films get the green light– specifically after the bomb that was 2018s Early Man. That stated, with the initial Chicken Run and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit having currently declared the number one and two areas as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated movies of all time, Aardman Studios might have a tough time contending for attention in a time when standard computer-animated movies have actually controlled the box office.All items advised by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company.