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After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

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Chicken Little (voice)
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Buck Cluck (voice)
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Foxy Loxy (voice)
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Abby Mallard (voice)
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Dog Announcer (voice)
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Tina - Alien Mom (voice)
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Goosey Loosey (voice)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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chicken | panic | fish | friend | alien | See more »

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4 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,173,867 (UK) (10 February 2006)

Gross:

$135,381,507 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Holly Hunter was considered for the role of Abby Mallard. See more »

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When Chicken Little and his Buck Cluck have climbed to the top of the Town Hall, and after Buck has knocked out all the Aliens that were around them, Chicken Little is holding Kirby. But, after they are zapped by the spaceship above them, when they reappear inside the spaceship, Buck is holding Kirby not Chicken Little. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Buck Cluck: [voice over] Now, where to begin?
[shaft of light and pixie dust]
Buck Cluck: How about "Once upon a time"?
[screen suddenly goes black]
Buck Cluck: How many times have you heard that to begin a story? Let's do something else.
[gasps]
Buck Cluck: I got it. I got it. Here we go. Here's how to open a movie.
[opening to The Lion King]
Buck Cluck: No, I don't think so. It sounds familiar, doesn't it to you?
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Crazy Credits

The characters sing and dance to a song as the credits start rolling. Then Chicken Little lays his head on the floor an watches as the full screen credits start rolling, and the characters are scrolled off frame. See more »

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I Will Survive
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'Little' Is A Lot To See
17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is yet another of those recently-made animated films that is outstanding. They ("Polar Express," "Robots," "Cars," "Madagascar," "Barnyard," "Ice Age," etc.) all seem to have the following positive characteristics that I found in this movie:

1 - Fabulous colors; 2 - Great artwork; 3 - likable, humorous characters who care about; 4 - excellent jokes, both visually and audibly, many that make adults laugh; 5 - excellent surround sound that is entertaining in itself; and 6 - a nice story without a lot of sexual innuendos and other questionable (for kids) material. Like the old "Leave It To Beaver" TV show, these animated films also end with a positive message for kids and adults.

In fact, I would say that I - as an older adult - have seen more good animated feature films in the past two years than the previous 50 years put together.

The main character in this movie, "Chicken Little" (voiced by Zach Braff) has to be one of the cutest little animated figures I've ever seen. I smiled almost every time they had a closeup of his face with those green glasses.

The colors in this film are very bold and bright, sometimes making my jaw drop. Also, here's another example of a animated movie where there are so many things to see - meaning clever, funny things in the background - you can't possibly catch them all. An added highlight is that this story plays homage, or pokes fun at, previous science-fiction films. How many tongue-in-cheek references can you find to sci-fi movies?

The only complaint I have, and it's minor, is that they could have used a lull or two in the last 30 minutes of this. It's almost too much action but at an overall running time of less than 80 minutes (I'm not including the ending credits), the time is manageable.

Overall, this is another winner. Good stuff!


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