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"This is one farmer's wife you don't want to piss off."
―Rebecca Brayton from on Mrs. Tweedy[src]
Mrs. Tweedy
Mrs. Tweedy
Background information
Feature films Chicken Run
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Miranda Richardson
Performance model
Honors and awards 5th place in's Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Selfish, cruel, cold-hearted
Appearance Skinny woman, maroon-ish dress with an upright collar, black brooch at the throat, black muck boots, long, dark brunette hair pulled back into a tight bun at the top of her head.
Occupation Farmer, pie maker
Alignment Bad
Goal Kill all the chickens and turn them into pies to become rich.
Home Tweedys' Farm
Relatives Mr. Tweedy (husband)
Pets Two vicious dogs
Allies Circus Man (Possibly)
Minions Mr. Tweedy (formerly)
Enemies Ginger, Rocky, Ginger's Chickens
Likes Money
Dislikes Mr. Tweedy's stupidity
Powers and abilities Fighting with her axe
Weapons A hatchet
Fate Gets squashed by the door that fell on her after the chicken pie machine was destroyed
Quote "They're chickens, you dolt!, Apart from you, they're the most stupidest creatures on this planet, They don't plot, they don't scheme, and they are not organized!"

Melisha Tweedy, better known as Mrs. Tweedy, is the main antagonist of Chicken Run. She is Mr. Tweedy's wife/boss and the arch-nemesis of Ginger (the protagonist of the film).


Mrs. Tweedy is a selfish, cruel, cold-hearted woman who only uses the Chickens to get money, which she and her husband are very low on. She is always looking for a chance to bully Mr. Tweedy and the chickens, and despite her evilness, she does show cleverness at times-she is the one who comes up with the idea of buying a Pie Machine to use to make more profit from the Chickens. She can also show impatience with her husband, shown when she is contemplating buying the Pie Machine, and when the Pie Machine is broken. It is also hinted that her and her husband disagree on many things-when Mr. Tweedy is attacked by the chickens he calls to her "The chickens are revolting!" and she, doing other things at the time, says to herself "Finally, something we agree on." However, she didn't know he meant revolt in the context she was thinking of. She is also shown to be a very tough woman who is possibly happy with the idea of murdering the Chickens-when she is looking at Edwina at Roll Call she has an evil smile on her face, and we see a face similar to that when Ginger is going into the Pie Machine, and is seen killing Edwina and probably many Chickens before. Mrs. Tweedy wears a maroonish dress with an upright collar, a black brooch at the throat and black muck boots, she rolls the sleeves up at her elbow. She had long, dark brunette hair pulled back into a tight bun at the top of her head.

Role in the film

Mrs. and Mr. Tweedy take Ginger and tried to kill her in their chicken pie machine, but Rocky rescues her and clogs the gravy sprayer, almost destroying the machine.

When the chickens try to use an airplane to fly out, Mrs. Tweedy tries to stop them with her hatchet. But Rocky's bike knocks her unconscious accidentally throwing the hatchet in the air. Mrs. Tweedy gets up and sees the hatchet land right next to her neck, she then passed out again.

Mrs. Tweedy then woke up and went in pursuit, wielding her hatchet as the chickens were flying in their airplane. Ginger tricks Mrs. Tweedy into cutting the rope with her hatchet, and she landed onto the top of the pie machine, which caused it to explode. At that rate, Mr. Tweedy berates Mrs. Tweedy for not coming to the fact that the chickens were organized in the first place, then shuts the door down on her, killing her.


  • Mrs. and Mr. Tweedy's last name were presumed named after Tweedy from the Looney Tunes
  • Mrs. Tweedy is similar to Curella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians: Both are animal haters who yell a lot. They both also have henchmen who eventually redeem themselves by standing up to their respective leaders after spent enough time suffering miserably under their respective leaders' abuse.
  • Mrs. Tweedy also resembles Gladys Sharp from Over the Hedge: Both are animal haters, both have one man working with them, and both get annoyed with their henchmen. Both are the main antagonists of their respective DreamWorks films and both want to exterminate the animals in the film to achieve bigger profits.
  • Mrs. Tweedy is considered to be one of DreamWorks' most evil villains (along with General Mandible, Lord Shen, Gallaxhar, Rumplestiltskin, and Drago Bludvist).


It's a pie machine you idiot. Chickens comes in, pies come out.

Mrs. Melisha Tweedy

Chicken Pies you great lummox

Mrs. Tweedy telling Mr Tweedy

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