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Plucky Chicken is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Universal Animation Studios for Universal Pictures. It was the fifteenth feature film in the Universal Animated Features canon and the first to feature an non-human protagonist since 2002's Me & Mobo. 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 tells the story of a chicken named Plucky (Reynolds), whose relationship with his hen mate Lucile (Cusack) is threatened upon the arrival of fried chicken restaurant CEO Victor Lucksbottom (Buscemi) on their farmer's property.

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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ProductionEdit

In March 2008, Universal Animation Studios announced that they had begun development on an original animated film entitled Plucky Chicken. Gary Hall, who also came up with the idea for the film, was announced to make his feature directorial debut. Writer Josh Klausner was hired by Universal 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. The film's soundtrack was released on July 24, 2012 through Relativity Music Group.

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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 8, 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 August 3, 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% based on 194 reviews; the average rating is 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Plucky Chicken's clever humor and Ryan Reynolds's charisma do entertain younger viewers, but the premise is too familiar -- and slightly staler than some would expect." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.

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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.


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v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Universal Animation Golden Age

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Universal Animation Dark Age

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)

Universal Animation Revival

Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)

Upcoming

Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) · Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Earth Farm (2021) · Hyper (2021)

Illumination

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) · Madagascar: 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 & 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) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

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) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

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