|“||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 Aardman's 1st feature film. She is a Rhode island red hen and the responsible leader and boss of the hens. At the end of the film, she becomes Rocky Rhodes's 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.
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.
She is a Rhode Island Red hen with a white scarf with multi-colored flowers, green beret, green eyes and a pink eye-shadow.
- 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 and Jessalyn Gilsig were all considered for the role of Ginger.