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Release Date:
17 December 1943 (USA) See more »
It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Florence Gill ... Hens - clucking sounds only (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ... Narrator / Foxy Loxy / Chicken Little / Cocky Locky / Turkey Lurkey / Additional characters (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Ducks - quacking sounds only (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Geronimi (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Animation Department
Ollie Johnston .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... animator (uncredited)
John Lounsbery .... animator (uncredited)
Norman Tate .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #9322)

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Produced as a propaganda short during WWII, warning audiences not to believe anti-American propaganda. Originally the film was to have had more direct references to the war: Foxy Loxy would have read from "Mein Kampf"; and the chicken's graves would have been marked by swastikas. But Walt Disney decided to keep the film generic so that it would not become dated after the war.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Cocky Locky announces "The sky isn't really falling," Chicken Little responds by shouting "I tell you it is too falling!" When he says this, his speech doesn't match his beak movement.See more »
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Narrator:Our story takes place in a nice, cozy little farmyard.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
not really for children, 4 March 2007
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

I remember reading the 'Chicken Little' book as a child but this cartoon turns it on its head with one eye on the time it was made, 1943, during the Second World War.

The sly and hungry Foxy Loxy reads from a text which describes how to lie and cheat your neighbours - in this case to persuade Chicken Little and others than the sky is falling, and so the world is about to end.

It showcases the power of propaganda, panic and persuasion to achieve an aim (Foxy of course wants a hearty supper of chickens and ducks). Cocky Locky is the political leader who gets depicted as a fool, while Henny Penny and her cronies spread gossip and hysteria.

A clever cartoon, perhaps too sophisticated for children, but enjoyable on some levels to a younger audience with a bit of forethought, a bit like 'Animal Farm'.

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