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And that's what we want. Freedom!
~ Ginger to Rocky, when he calls himself a Lone Free Ranger

Ginger is the main protagonist of DreamWorks' 4th full-length animated feature film Chicken Run, which is also both Aardman Animations and Pathe's first animated feature film. She is a Rhode island red hen and the responsible leader and boss of the chickens of Tweedy's Farm. At the end of the film, she becomes Rocky Rhodes' wife.

Ginger is set to return in the upcoming Netflix sequel which will depict her and Rocky having a daughter named Molly.

She is voiced by Julia Sawalha.

Biography

Ginger is the leader of a group of chickens living on a farm ran by Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy in 1950s Yorkshire where they have to lay eggs constantly or be killed. Ginger tries many times to help her group escape Tweedy's Farm, but her attempts are always foiled by Mr. Tweedy, who puts in solitary confinement for sometime before returning her to the other chickens. After a chicken named Edwina is killed by Mrs. Tweedy for not lay eggs, Ginger is determined more than ever to find a way to get the chickens away from Tweedy's Farm.

One night, an American circus rooster named Rocky The Rhode Island Red a.k.a Rocky Rhodes crash-lands in the farm and is tended to by the hens, but the farm's rooster Fowler is suspicious of him. After seeing a circus poster of Rocky supposedly flying, Ginger has Rocky teach the chickens to fly to freedom in exchange to not send him back to the circus. Though annoyed at Rocky at first, Ginger later starts to warm to him.

Ginger later learns that Mrs. Tweedy is wanting to turn all the chickens into pies as it would be more profitable to her than eggs. Ginger is then taken by Mr. Tweedy to be put in the pie machine to test it. However, Rocky manages to save her and ends up sabotaging the machine.

The next day, Ginger and the other chickens look forward to Rocky helping them fly to escape. However when Ginger goes to get Rocky, she finds him gone and finds the bottom half of the circus poster and learns that Rocky cannot fly at all and had in fact been shot from a cannon. This revaluation causes Ginger and the other chickens to lose hope of escaping until Ginger remembers Fowler talking about his days in the RAF and decides that the chickens should built a plane in order to escape the farm. Ginger assigns two rats named Nick and Fletcher to steal tools from Mr. Tweedy in order to build the plane.

On the night of the flight, Mr. Tweedy has finally fixed the pie machine and goes to get a chicken to put in it, only to discover that they have his tools. The chickens attack Mr. Tweedy and tie him up and prepare to fly away with Fowler as pilot, only for Fowler to admit that he did not fly in the RAF and was just a mascot, but Ginger convinces him to do it. However, Mr. Tweedy knocks over the ramp, resulting in Ginger to get out of the plane to put it back up, only to be confronted by Mrs. Tweedy who tries to kill her. However, Rocky (having had a change of heart) arrives and knocks down Mrs. Tweedy with his tricycle before helping Ginger put up the ramp for the plane to take off. Ginger and Rocky then grab onto some fairy lights hanging from the plane in order to get on it. Ginger at first slaps Rocky for leaving but then is about to kiss him for coming back but then sees Mrs. Tweedy climbing up the fairy lights after them. Ginger climbs down the fairy lights and tricks Mrs. Tweedy into cutting the part of the lights she is clinging onto, causing her to fall onto the pie machine and makes it explode. Ginger and Rocky then kiss and the plane flies away from the farm.

Sometime later, Ginger, Rocky, the other chickens and Nick and Fletcher have made a new home on an island with several chicks (though it is not said if some or all the chicks are Ginger and Rocky's children or if they are the children of Fowler and the other hens) which they call Chikin Sanctuary.

Personality

Ginger has many plans for how to get out of the fence and escape the chicken coop, although many of these plans are thought up of by her friend Mac. No matter how many times she fails to escape, she refuses to give up; when Bunty laid out the odds of escaping to her, she merely replied "Then there's still a chance". Her determination is not without justification, however, due to Mrs. Tweedy's tendency to kill the chickens when they can't lay anymore eggs.

Despite not thinking much of Rocky at first, she nonetheless puts up with him as he is (seemingly) their best chance to escape the farm. Upon discovering the devastating truth beyond his flying ability, her determination almost cracks and she very nearly gives up trying to escape. She is also shown to have a bit of an 'eye for an eye' policy, slapping Rocky for abandoning the chickens and kissing him for coming back.

Appearance

She is a Rhode Island Red chicken with a white scarf with multi-colored flowers, green beret, green eyes and a pink eye-shadow.

Trivia

  • In an earlier draft of Chicken Run, Ginger had a younger brother named Nobby.
  • In 2012, Ginger appeared in an Christmas advert for Google Hangout alongside Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Piella Bakewell, Fluffles and Trixie nd Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature Comforts.
    • This is likely not canon due to Chicken Run taking place in the 1950s.
  • Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Brittany Daniel, Linda Cardellini, Edie Falco, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston, Jodi Benson, Samanatha Mathis Jada Pinkett Smith, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jessalyn Gilsig were all considered for the role of Ginger.
  • Ginger, along with Rocky, is named after a pet chicken owned by Chicken Run's creator Nick Park when he was younger.

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