Karey Kirkpatrick stole hut from Chicken Run

Karey Kirkpatrick stole hut from Chicken Run

Karey Kirkpatrick has a chicken coop from when he worked on 'Chicken Run'.

The 53-year-old director has admitted he likes to keep little props from each movie he's worked on so and has managed to stash away over the years a hut from when he wrote the 2000 animated comedy and a slither of the peach from when he penned 'James and the Giant Peach'.

Speaking to Collider.com, he said: "I have the spider from 'James and the Giant Peach', I have a hut from Chicken Run, I have a piece of the peach from 'James and the Giant Peach' - these are all movies I have worked on."

Kirkpatrick's most recent animation includes 'Smallfoot', which will hit cinema screens this weekend, and he has admitted he's been working on the animation for six years because it takes so long to get it up and running with a cast.

He explained: "It changes a lot over the course of five years. 'Smallfoot' was about six years so a lot of development going on.

"I don't think people realise when they watch one of these is that nothing exists. Nothing. So if I ever say: 'Oh can they fly in on a glider here.' They don't have a glider in the prop warehouse so it has to be made on a computer, it has to be coloured. It take a lot of people and a lot of hours to make these things."

The movie stars the likes of Danny DeVito, Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James and Gina Rodriguez.

DeVito said: "I feel so honoured to be in 'Smallfoot' because so much work goes into these. I've done a bunch of them, but you realise the amount of work that goes into an animated movie, it's staggering.

"It's great, it's so great when you're looking around and you see kids laughing and having a good time. That's the reward."