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After Chicken Little causes widespread panic--when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky--the young chicken is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head. Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic. Written by
At the beginning of the movie, Chicken Little says that the piece of the sky was shaped like a stop sign. Later, the panel only has six sides, and he still says it's shaped like a stop sign. Stop signs have eight sides. See more »
Now, where to begin?
[shaft of light and pixie dust]
How about "Once upon a time"?
[screen suddenly goes black]
How many times have you heard that to begin a story? Let's do something else.
I got it. I got it. Here we go. Here's how to open a movie.
[opening to The Lion King]
No, I don't think so. It sounds familiar, doesn't it to you?
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In hysterical panic, Chicken Little alerts the town to his discovery that the sky is falling. Failing to prove this everyone labels him the village idiot. One year later, the town hasn't forgotten the incident, and wont let Chicken forget it either, with a movie in the making of it. To make everyone get passed it, Chicken tries to do anything that will make him look like a hero. One night though, history starts to repeat itself, when an alien device falls into Chicken's room. He alerts his friends; Abby, Runt and Fish, and they decide to alert the town, though they don't believe them, another Chicken Little hoax. Next day everyone finds that aliens have come, and mass hysteria unravels.
Chicken Little is Disney's first computer animated feature, which seems to taken a long time to have been made. Though they have finally released one; it doesn't reach any real height of excellence. Disney's affiliate Pixar have raised the bar so high on computer animation; with deeper story lines, more emotional depth and more sub plotting. This never reaches this level as it relies to heavily on referencing other films. There are references everywhere, using another ideas for their laughs. The script is to bogged down by them, trying to squeeze in as many as possible. It lacks a lot of originality to the story, and there isn't much depth to. The drama between Chicken and his father is so mellow dramatic that it's nauseating to watch.
All the characters and settings are caricatures, with a very simplistic design. Though the design is simplistic, the colour palate is over saturated; there's too much colour. So many colours appear at once that they are visually overloading. All the characters while made to look cute and cuddly, the go way over the top with it; they are too cute and cuddly.
The voice talent is the only redeeming factor. Zach Braff conjures up the cutest voice he could muster as Chicken, Steve Zahn hits the note well as the shy Runt, Joan Cusack also does a good job as Abby; the ugly duckling. Anothers include Garry Marshall, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara and Harry Shearer.
This will appeal to the kids, but children movies have come along way, also tailoring to the older audiences; with humor that mixes with the children and adults, and this misses it completely.
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