Chicken Run Easter Egg - The Origin of Mr & Mrs Tweedy

OK this is a little complicated but here goes...
Mr & Mrs Tweedy's characters were based on two cartoon characters, Evan Jones and Auntie Sarah, a bungling farmer and an over-dominating female. Who are from an animated film called Fox Tales (I think that's what it's called) who's sound-track was performed by Aled Jones (famed for The Snowman).

Now, in the scene where Mr Tweedy is watching the chickens through binoculars in the house you will hear a song performed by Aled Jones in the background, illustrating a very clever and subtle reminder of how Nick Park was inspired to create Mr & Mrs Tweedy.

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Idefix writes:
There are other eggs in the movie, usually much more obvious than the one mentioned above: One of them is . . . While flying in their self-made air-craft and Ms Tweedy hanging on a rope beneath it, one of the chickens says: "It's a Cling-on, Captain!", pointing to the Star Trek series characters "the Klingons".
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EvilWanderer writes:
You see, my aunt worked on Chicken Run (she sculpted Fowler and the rats), and all the film references (Braveheart, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, etc.) aren't MEANT to be hidden - they're just to make the film more amusing. I don't mean slag you guys off or anything, but it kinda looks like you think they're really secretly hidden or something...
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Tommeke writes:
This movie is actually one big reference to The Great Escape, featuring Richard Attenborough and Steve McQueen. Ginger is actually the part of Steve McQueen, mind her bouncing that ball when she was emprisioned... Everyone who has seen The Great Escape will see similarities: the music, the characters and whole scenes or even whole escape sequences...
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Lapuga writes:
In addition to numberous references to The Great Escape, there are a number from Stalag 17, another great old movie. The hen house they are in is #17.
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Matthew writes:
Interesting also how Mel Gibson's character could not understand a word the Scottish chicken said...
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Smegface writes:
Another Star Trek reference is when, in the DIY plane, Fowler (the old chicken) says that he needs more power. The Scottish chicken replies with the phrase "I canna give you any more power. We're giving it all she's got!" This has a connection with Scotty the engineer's all-too-often used phrase of the same wordage.
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dagger3000 writes:
When one of the chickens says, "It's a cling-on, captain," the Star Trek reference is made more apparent by the fact that the chicken has a Scottish accent (Scotty in the original series) and is working in what could be considered the engine room (Scotty was the ship's engineer). The Klingon/cling-on word play was hilarious. My friends and I laughed when we heard it. Maybe it's not an egg, but a clever reference on the part of the writers.
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Miyajima writes:
I don't know whether anyone noticed but the bit after the oven when they escape from the cogs is also Indiana Jones, and when they jump and the cogs fall into the machine there is a "Falling Cogs" sign next to it, like a falling rocks sign but with cogs.
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Dengar writes:
Anyone pick up on the Star Wars or Braveheart references in the film.........here are two hints, "Look at the size of that thing." and "Freeeedom!".
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AprilClover writes:
Another quick movie reference is that when Ginger and Rocky are in the pie maker, as Ginger is escaping the oven (and the rest of the pie maker) there is a little Indiana Jones spoof as she looses her hat and grabs it from under the closing oven door and so on...
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Devann writes:
Mmm.Thats good.Commendably done!
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Actually Mr.and Mrs. Tweety started off with pigs. I don't know how they got to chickens. But that movie was great!
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bry writes:
Mr and Mrs Tweedy are abit stupid because they hadn't even noticed that the scottish chicken wears glasses!
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