After a hiatus of more than a years, the worlds preferred fictitious British creator (or possibly 2nd after Q from James Bond) and his adorable canine partner are making a resurgence. 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 bold escape with the hatching of the couples brand-new chick Molly at their new island sanctuary house. And while Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson will not be repeating 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 television adaptation of The Last of Us.
When it comes to the still-untitled Wallace & & Gromit motion picture, original 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 arrive nearly two years after The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromits 2nd feature film revolves around Wallaces newest invention: a “wise gnome” that has actually established a mind of its own. Queue the hijinx.
Notably, unlike Dawn of the Nugget which will be a worldwide special on Netflix when it starts streaming at some point next year, the brand-new Wallace & & Gromit film will debut initially on the BBC in the UK before becoming available on Netflix in all other regions at some point in 2024.
With Aardman and Netlixs stop-motion musical Robin having been recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the animated short movie category, its great to see even more claymation motion pictures get the thumbs-up– 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 top and 2 spots as the highest-grossing stop-motion animated films of all time, Aardman Studios might have a tough time contending for attention in a time when conventional computer-animated movies have controlled the box office.All products advised by Engadget are picked by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. A few of our stories include affiliate links. If you purchase something through among these links, we might earn an affiliate commission.