The Great Escape on a farm, torture and egg sacrifice in a G-rated film, a realistic depiction of farmyards compared to your average cartoon, a trip through a pie machine, and a flying chicken coop. It's such a shame how people these days, including the Flixster community, fail to see how clever this film truly is.
I really think watching this, as a child, has had a influence in the person I am today. It is not just a fun movie with a nice claymation technique - it sure can teach some important values to children.
One of the most watched movies of my childhood (how my poor VCR suffered with my repetitive viewings). By rewatching now on DVD, I realizaed I had all this time many of the scenes and dialogue living in my brain for years. This is a gem, a highly popular hit by the year of its release, but unfortunately somehow overlooked after all this years. Genious piece of animation and satire.