The film originally included more darker elements, a famous one being a deleted sequence from the kitchen scene. In this sequence the Duke bakes a live baby skunk in a pie. Oddly enough the reason this was cut wasn't because of the content but because Dun Bluth received a note from the preview audience that most cases of child abuse happen in the kitchen, and involve baking instruments. See more
It's established that Chanticleer's crowing causes the sun to rise every day. But, early on in the movie, the sun rises without Chanticleer's crowing. And after he leaves shamed, it stays dark and begins to rain eternally. Later the sun rises again after Chanticleer returns to crow, with no explanation as to why the plot seemingly contradicts itself. See more
[a phone conversation
Yeah? Oh, howdy, boss. How are you? Uh-huh. Huh? You say a cat, a dog, a bird and a mouse? What is this? Some kind of joke, huh?
[talking on the phone
Oh, well, I don't think it's funny, Pinky. They want to bring Chanticleer back to the farm. You don't want that, he makes you lots of money; I don't want that, he makes me miserable
Right, boss, and what should I do about it?
Your chicken thinks they don't want him on the farm. Well, that's good. All you have to do is make ...
The Owls' Picnic
Sung by Christopher Plummer
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Songs Arranged and Produced by T.J. Kuenster
Co-Produced by Nikki Moss
Executive Music Producer: Shopan Entesari
Backing Vocals: The Don Bluth Players See more