Cast: Voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson
A chain gang of chickens dreams of flying the coop -- while the farmer's wife hatches an evil plan to turn the egg-layers into chicken pies. Gibson makes a heck of a rooster in the henhouse, but Ginger is the plucky heroine who leads her sisters to freedom.
What Parents Like: Puns galore. In the midst of all the wing-flapping, there's a whole lot of squawking going on. As a field mouse observes of the chickens' numerous attempts to fly off the farm: "It's raining hen."
What Kids Like: As in their Wallace and Gromit movies, directors Nick Park and Peter Lord use latex models instead of sketched characters. That's right, rubber chickens!