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Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you've been a wonderful audience.
~ Rocky Rhodes
Sleep tight, Angel-Face, the Rock's on the case.
~ Rocky Rhodes

Rocky Rhodes, or simply known as Rocky, is the deuteragonist and male lead of DreamWorks' 4th full-length animated feature film Chicken Run, which is also both Aardman and Pathe's 1st animated feature film. He is the Rhode Island Red (though his coloring is more reminiscent of an American game fowl), who is a flying American cockerel and the helper of all hens. At the end, he becomes Ginger's husband.

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

He is voiced by famous actor Mel Gibson, known for portraying William Wallace in Braveheart and Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon films, John Smith in Disney's Pocahontas, Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max trilogy, Thomas Craven in Edge of Darkness and Graham Hess in Signs.

Biography

Rocky is first seen crash landing into Tweedy's Farm in Yorkshire and breaks his left wing. He is then taken in and tended to by the farm's chickens, who believe that he can fly, due to the circus poster of him that their leader Ginger found. Ginger, who wants escape the farm alongside the other chickens due to the cruelty of the owners Mr. and Mrs Tweedy, who kill any hens that stop laying eggs. Soon afterwards, a member of the circus arrives at the farm to look for him. Not wanting to go back to the circus, Rocky makes a deal with Ginger to teach the chickens to fly in exchange for them hiding him from the circus worker. Rocky ends up having to share a bunk with the farm's rooster Fowler, who is distrustful of him.

The next day, Rocky gives the chickens lessons on how to fly. Later, Ginger is taken by Mr. Tweedy to test out the farm's new pie machine. Upon learning about this from the other chickens, Rocky goes to save Ginger and ends up sabotaging the machine. That night, Ginger thanks Rocky for saving her. Fowler also gains respect for Rocky and let's him have the bunk all to himself and gives him one of his RAF medals.

On the day of the chickens intended escape, Ginger goes to get Rocky, only to find him gone and sees that he has left behind the medal and the missing bottom half of the poster and learns that Rocky cannot fly at all and had in fact been fired from a cannon.

Meanwhile, Rocky is seen on a tricycle before spotting a billboard advertising "Mrs Tweedy's Chicken Pies". This causes Rocky to have a change of heart and returns to Tweedy's Farm to help the chickens. He arrives in time to see Ginger about to be killed by Mrs Tweedy. Rocky uses the tricycle to cycle over the farm's fence and knocks down Mrs Tweedy before helping Ginger put up a ramp to help the chickens' plane (piloted by Fowler) take off. The duo then use a string of fairy lights hanging from the plane to get onboard. However, Mrs Tweedy also uses the fairy lights to pursue them. Rocky lowers Ginger down to cut the string with scissors. However, Ginger ends up dropping the scissors and it then appears that Mrs Tweedy decapitated her, much to Rocky's horror. However it is then revealed that Ginger had ducked and had tricked Mrs Tweedy into severing the string, resulting in Mrs Tweedy falling back to earth. Rocky and Ginger then share a kiss as the plane flies away from the farm.

Sometime later, Rocky, Ginger and the other chickens, along with two rats named Nick and Fetcher, have taken residence on an island which they have named Chikin Sanctuary with several chicks (it is not mentioned if some or all of them are Rocky and Ginger's children or they may be the children of Fowler and one of the other hens).

Personality

Rocky loves fame, respect, recognition, attention, and adulation, which was always handed to him. He has a charm that attracts many to him, an intelligent wit, and a flair for showmanship, making him highly attractive. Rocky also tends to sugarcoat the harshness of reality, as he believes it will shatter people's wills, and tends to be rather lazy. At first, he was obnoxious, cowardly, evil,villainous,mean, two-faced, and lied if it meant he could evade life in the circus, suggesting he wasn't treated well there, such as claiming he could actually fly. Not having it in him to tell them the truth, he abandons the hens while leaving the other half of his poster that reveals his secret. But his loneliness turns out to always in the right place and he returns to guard and protect the chickens from the Tweedy's British chicken farm.

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Trivia

  • Rocky's name is a pun on the name of the ice cream flavour rocky road.
  • In the tie-in book Chicken Pies For The Soul, it is said that Rocky was brought up in Kentucky by his mother.
  • Rocky along with Ginger, is named after a chicken kept as a pet by Chicken Run's creator Nick Park when he was younger.

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