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The Chicken from Outer Space (1996)

An elderly couple's dog must defend them from a malicious space chicken, bent on conquest by infecting them with mutagenic eggs. First this quiet farm in the middle of nowhere, next, the world!

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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An elderly couple's dog must defend them from a malicious space chicken, bent on conquest by infecting them with mutagenic eggs. First this quiet farm in the middle of nowhere, next, the world!

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As a short, this ran onto Cartoon Networks World Premiere Toons show. They ordered a series based on this short (this was not a pilot for the series). See more »

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Spoofed in The Majar from Outer Space (2011) See more »

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Great animated short
19 January 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny short. There is no dialogue, and the animation is quite unique - especially the way photographs of people are integrated into the animation (possibly the greatest moment, the space chicken shoots his laser, hits a photo of a guy, and it turns out crooked, with the guy's hair standing straight up).

It is too bad they had to go and make a stupid series out of this short. Cartoon Network is almost completely worthless...have to stay up until 4 AM to see anything good, otherwise we just get Cartoon Cartoons.


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