A British short animation film, "A Morning Stroll", featuring the life of a chicken in New York, will walk its way to the Oscars 2012.

The film focuses on three scenarios - one in the 1950s, one in 2009 and the third set in the 2050s. The basic premise of the film portrays a New Yorker walking down a street and meeting a chicken... and, well... what happens next.

The animation has been directed by Grant Orchard of Studio AKA, London.

"I like to set out certain laws that I have to abide by when making a film. I thought that by leaping 50 years in each chapter it could be interesting to see where that goes," Orchard was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Incidentally, the film was inspired by the quote "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?" Now, who would have thought so old a saying could lead to so interesting a cinematic premise?

"A Morning Stroll" won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. It was earlier also nominated at the BAFTAs and is now in contention to win at the Oscars 2012.

Check out a trailer below...