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Release Date:
17 December 1943 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

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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)
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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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Runtime:
8 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Our story takes place in a nice, cozy little farmyard.
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Featured in DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (1984) (V)See more »

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4 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
a Disney short, 6 November 2005
Author: rebeljenn from Bath, England

'Chicken Little' is a Disney short about the story of a chick who thinks that the sky is falling, and no one believes him. I remember watching this when I was very young -- they used to show this on the Disney channel along with their other older cartoons and cartoon shorts. (I'm not sure if they still show it or not, but Disney have seemed to have moved away from showing their older cartoons.)

Generally-speaking, this was a typical Disney animated story featuring a cute little chick and a basic storyline. As it has been years since I saw this, I don't remember too much about it other than the little chick running around saying that the sky was falling, over and over again...and no one believed him. I've since read that there were some political motives behind this cartoon, but I didn't know that when I watched it as a child.

I just recently discovered that Disney are going to be reviving / remaking Chicken Little. I hope there are no bird flu jokes.

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