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Plucky Chicken is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Gingo Animation for Universal Pictures. It was the eleventh feature film produced by Gingo, and is also the studio's first film to feature an non-human protagonist. The film was directed by Gary Hall in his directorial debut and written by Josh Klausner, and features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Joan Cusack, Danny McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, and Steve Buscemi. It follows a chicken named Plucky (Reynolds) who goes on a quest to rescue his mate Lucile (Cusack), who is captured by Victor Lucksbottom (Buscemi), the CEO of the fictional fast-food restaurant Fry'd Chicken Pit who plots to turn every chicken into food.

Plucky Chicken was released in the United States on July 27, 2012. It received mixed reviews from critics, although many particularly praised Reynolds' vocal performance. It also proved to be a box office success, earning more than $426.7 million on a budget of $82 million.

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In March 2008, Universal Pictures and Gingo Animation announced that they were working on an original animated film entitled Plucky Chicken. Gary Hall, an veteran Gingo animator who also came up with the idea for the film, was announced to make his feature directorial debut. Writer Josh Klausner was hired by Gingo to write the film's screenplay.

On June 7, 2010, it was announced that Ryan Reynolds, Joan Cusack, and Danny McBride joined the cast of the film. In March 2011, it was announced that Steve Buscemi joined the cast of the film.

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The film's score is composed by John Debney, making Gingo's first film to be composed by Debney outside of the studio's existing Computeropolis franchise.

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All music composed by John Debney.

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ReleaseEdit

Plucky Chicken was originally scheduled to be released on July 6, 2011; however, in September 2009, the date was pushed back to July 27, 2012. This happened because Universal changed the release date of Gabriel Garza from December 2010 to July 2011, thus pushing Plucky Chicken to 2012. The film was later released in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2012.

A short animated film starring the characters of the Computeropolis franchise titled Go Party! accompanied Plucky Chicken during its theatrical release.

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Video game Edit

Main article: Plucky Chicken (video game)

A video game based on the film was released on July 24, 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS.

Home mediaEdit

Plucky Chicken was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4, 2012. 

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Critical responseEdit

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 59%. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, indicating "mixed or average reviews". The film is often considered one of the worst films from Gingo Animation, along with The Gabriel Garza Movie, BJ and Wally, Swapped and Computeropolis 3. However, both Plucky Chicken and Swapped do have the largest fanbases out of five of these films.

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MainEdit

To see the main transcript of the film, click here.

TrailersEdit

To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.

v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Gingo Animation

Paint World (1999) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · The Planetokio Movie (2015) · DCL: Desktop Component League (2016) · Imagimals (2017) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) ·

Upcoming

Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018) · Paradoria 2 (2019) · Imagimals 2 (2020) · Hyper (2021) · Lix (2021)

Illumination Entertainment

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) ·

Upcoming

The Grinch (2018) · The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madgascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) · Mistaken Identity (2018) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019) · Everest (2019) · Trolls 2 (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Universal Animation Studios

Curious George (2006) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

GingoMotion Studios

Niz Chicoloco (2017)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) · Z.O.O. (2020) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)