It was a treat to revisit Chicken Run recently with my children. It was their first feature-length film (unless you consider of the The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh a full-length feature).
The natural light on the Chicken Run sets was wonderful to see, and the subtle expressions of the characters were a delight. This movie moves at a perfect pace, the story unfolding with the quiet tension of its predecessor The Great Escape. It is much less confounding than the more recent Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
After the movie, Hannah, age 3, said: “Mrs Tweedy has a really mean voice. She is mean and intentable.”