There was a major push to get the film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The failure to get the nomination, and the popularity of the film among Academy members led to the inclusion of Best Animated Feature for the next Academy Awards (2002), which was won by fellow Dreamworks film Shrek. See more...
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Continuity: When Mrs. Tweedy gets the idea of converting her farm when reading the brochure called "Sick and tired of making minuscule profits," a wedding picture of the husband and wife is seen on a cupboard at the back. Then, in the next shot, as Mrs. Tweedy slams her hand on her desk that same picture suddenly happens to be on the desk.
Continuity: When Ginger is hiding in that metal thing to stop the gate from closing to let the other chickens out, she runs to shut it and it shows a close up of her and the gate closing on her. You can see the gate is almost shut, but when the camera cuts to a differnt angle, the gate is wide open.