Chicken Run

Continuity mistake: 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.

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Tweedy stretches her gloves out and releases them. The chickens gulp and Mrs. Tweedy walks away. Between these two shots of Mrs. Tweedy, the clouds behind her obviously change.

Continuity mistake: When Rocky is pedaling the tricycle there is a radio on the back and its aerial is on the right hand side. But when the shot is from the back the aerial moves to the other side of the radio and then back again on the front shots.

Continuity mistake: 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. (00:05:18)

Continuity mistake: Rocky is at one point so big that he barely fits inside a fairly big box and needs to be pried out. But later on, he and Ginger fit perfectly inside a small pie.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Mrs. Tweedy slams into a billboard advertising her chicken pot pies. When she reappears, she has on her face a picture of her face that has ripped off the billboard. In actuality, the picture would be turned around. In other words, the picture of her face would be facing her real face, and you would see only white paper and glue.

Continuity mistake: During the first roll call, Ginger and Fowler are arguing, and when they first step into line there is another chicken between them. After a couple of cuts to the Tweedies, however, they are now side by side with no-one in between.

Continuity mistake: After Mr. Tweedy is knocked out by the wing of the airplane, his position changes several times from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Tweedy is collecting eggs, he represents "no eggs" with a little grey line. But when he gives the checklist to Mrs. Tweedy at the inspection, the "no eggs" symbol is a red 0.

Continuity mistake: Rocky escapes on a telephone wire through a round window into the shed with the pie machine. The bracket holding the wire is attached exactly above the window. Later, when Mrs. Tweedy involuntarily skydives from the plane, she enters the shed through the same round window (the bracket is visible above it) but she does not hit the wire on her way down.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Tweedy collects the eggs, he adds check marks in Tuesday's column on the list he holds. In Monday's column it reads that chickens 276 and 277 did not lay eggs the day before. However, when the list is submitted at the end of the week, there are check marks in Monday's column for chickens 276 and 277, as if they did lay eggs.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance scene, when Babs starts to dance with Bunty, Babs' knitting disappears.

Continuity mistake: Fowler is buried in wet mud during the fight scene. Then a few seconds later he's in the hut with the chickens and he's completely clean and dry, including the same scarf he had on.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Mr. Tweedy has a gun on his back while patrolling the farm. When he sees Mrs. Tweedy in the door, the gun is gone.

Continuity mistake: If you watch closely as the feeder falls on Rocky, the poster comes out of nowhere. It was not in Rocky's hands, not in the feeder, and most certainly not on the ground.

Continuity mistake: At the first egg count, Mrs. Tweedy goes past Ginger, Mac and the gang twice while going in the same direction.

Continuity mistake: The wrench that was holding the oven open pops out to the left of the door, but it's later seen blocking up a load of wheels to the right of the door.

Continuity mistake: The gravy machine with the carrot in it is facing down when we see it. However, the carrot later pops out and flies sideways, all the way to Ginger and Rocky.

Continuity mistake: During the dance scene, we see the rats rigging up some Christmas lights in the beams of the roof. It seems that more lights appear out of nowhere between shots of the rats in their position on the beams.

Continuity mistake: After getting out of the oven in the machine, Rocky uses a towel to clean himself, but where did he get that? It wasn't there earlier, and it's not his handkerchief as Rocky is wearing it at the same time.

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Tweedy stretches her gloves out and releases them. The chickens gulp and Mrs. Tweedy walks away. Between these two shots of Mrs. Tweedy, the clouds behind her obviously change.

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Babs: I don't want to be a pie! I don't like gravy.

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Trivia: Chickens don't have teeth, even though every chicken in this film is shown to have a full set. This is because of the traditional Aardman animation to have every single character to have a cheesy grin.

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Question: Why didn't Rocky simply tell Ginger at the start that he couldn't fly, instead of dragging everyone through that whole charade. I realise that it was crucial to the plot, but was there any other reason?

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Chosen answer: Because he wanted them all to have something to look forward to, he didn't want to let them down. Plus Rocky is very bigheaded, it would no doubt be embarrassing for him to admit that he couldn't fly.


Answer: The exchange was he would teach them to fly so he could hide out from the circus and he didn't have anything else to offer them.

Answer: Because Rocky is a coward.

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