|“||Now let that be a lesson to the lot of you!! NO CHICKEN ESCAPES FROM TWEEDY'S FARM!!!||„|
|~ Mr. Tweedy|
|“||I told you they was organized!||„|
|~ Mr. Tweedy berating his wife|
Willard Tweedy, or better known as Mr. Tweedy, is the (former) secondary antagonist of the 2000 DreamWorks film, Chicken Run. He is Mrs. Tweedy's husband who helps her run the farm and is often sent to check on the chickens.
He was voiced by Tony Haygarth.
Mr. Tweedy always obeyed Mrs. Tweedy's orders, no matter how unreasonable or foolish they may seem.
Of course, Mr. Tweedy suspects the chickens are planning to escape the farm, but Mrs. Tweedy refuses to believe it, calling him stupid and insane. Needless to say, Mr. Tweedy was proven to be right, as the chickens do attempt to escape the farm.
During the climax of the film, Mr. Tweedy learns that the chickens has stolen much of his tools to create an aircraft to escape, but they just tie him up. He attempted to stop them from going airborne by knocking out the ramp, but faints after almost being knocked out by their airplane. Mrs. Tweedy would later deal with the chickens, but she ends up falling into the pie machine, causing it to explode.
Mr. Tweedy manages to untie himself and evade the explosion, and as he returns, he sees Mrs. Tweedy covered in gravy and their factory destroyed. Mr. Tweedy then berates her for not listening to him about the chickens in the first place, but this only makes Mrs. Tweedy more angry at him as she attempts to shout at him. Finally having enough of this, Mr. Tweedy angrily pushes the door down on Mrs. Tweedy, much to her shock. It is unknown what happened to Mr. Tweedy afterwards, he may have moved out of the farm as he starts a new life on his own.
- Both Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy's management on their chicken farm, as well as chicken farm itself somewhat equivalent with typical prison (or rather super-maximum security prison) for humans in real life than normal real-life chicken farms for the following reason:
- Fences around Tweedy's family are covered with barbed wire in similar manner with real life prisons.
- It's said that all chickens are must laying eggs properly as well as never did any attempt to escape or punished via either locked within coal bin or death penalty via butchering. This somewhat similar with real-life prison where all inmates must obey the rules within the prison or receiving severe punishment.
- Mr. Tweedy's job, along with his hounds in the movie also comparable with security guards in real-life prison, while Mrs. Tweedy herself on the other hand, comparable with prison wardens.
- Mr. Tweedy carries a double barrel shotgun through out the film when he patrols the farm but he hardly ever uses it.