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27 April 2018, 10:46 | Updated: 27 April 2018, 11:54
If you can clucking believe it, Chicken Run is 18 years old!
And after nearly two decades, a sequel is coming!
Aardman Animations has announced that the classic stop-animation about a group of chickens trying to escape a farm is getting a follow-up.
The original movie was made by the team behind Wallace and Gromit and Early Man - and is still the most successful stop-motion animation film of all time.
Chicken Run made a huge $106 million in the US, with a global total of $225 million (£161 million).
Rocky & Ginger are coming home to roost! We’re delighted to announce we're working with @StudiocanalUK & @PatheUK on early development of a Chicken Run sequel! #ChickenRun2 will be our next movie release following Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon in Autumn 2019 with STUDIOCANAL pic.twitter.com/Cdof0e7qbl— Aardman Animations (@aardman) April 26, 2018
The first movie starred Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Absolutely Fabulous' Julia Sawalha and Miranda Richardson.
It was in essence a parody of Steve McQueen's The Great Escape, and it's always a joy to watch.
It has yet to be confirmed if any of the original cast including Mel Gibson will be making a comeback.