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There are 250,000 feathers on Chicken Little.
The second fully computer generated feature film produced in-house by Disney, rather than being hand-drawn, the first one being Dinosaur (2000). This would be the new style for every Disney animated feature film afterwards, apart from The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Winnie the Pooh (2011).
Editor Dan Molina performed the "voice" of Fish Out of Water by vocalizing through a tube into a water cooler tank full of water.
Chicken Little was originally going to be a girl.
This is the first movie in the Disney animated feature lineup to have a character voiced by Sir Patrick Stewart. Stewart previously tried out for characters in previous Disney animated feature films, but wasn't lucky enough, mainly due to his commitment with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). These include: -Francis in Oliver & Company (1988) -King Triton in The Little Mermaid (1989). -Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (1991). -Jafar in Aladdin (1992). -Zazu in The Lion King (1994). -Ratcliffe in Pocahontas (1995). -Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). -Zeus in Hercules (1997) -Clayton in Tarzan (1999)
In the scene where Buck Cluck is driving Chicken Little to school, they stop at a red light. In the background, you see a bird walking into a storefront window twice. The store owner comes out to investigate. He's a bull. The store is full of China. The clichéd "Bull in a China Shop".
Don Knotts' last theatrically released film, released a few months before his death.
During the opening sequence, when the water tower ball crushes three cars, their horns sound off the M-O-U-S-E portion of The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) theme.
First film released in REAL D's digital 3-D format.
Loosely based upon the fable "The Sky is Falling". The story only bears minute similarities to the movie, such as the idea of "the sky is falling" and the rhyming names (Turkey Lurkey, Foxy Loxy, et al). The story was previously adapted by Disney in 1943 as Chicken Little (1943).
This film had an exclusive trailer in the film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005). It starts out with the beginning of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's teaser trailer and then turned into 'Chicken Little'.
The first Disney animated movie in Disney Digital 3-D.
Michael J. Fox, Matthew Broderick, and David Spade were considered for the role of Chicken Little, all of which have previously been the respective voices of the protagonists in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Lion King (1994), and The Emperor's New Groove (2000).
The technical team built a digital tool called "Chicken Wire", which is a geometric wire-frame model of the characters that the animators could squash, stretch, and smear. They wanted to get a 2-D animation style in 3-D animation.
Holly Hunter was never considered for Abby Mallard, she was the original voice of Chicken Little. she recorded all her lines, but was replaced by Zach Braff when the studio decided to make the character a male.
Morkubine Porcupine says three words in the entire movie. They are, in order: "Yo", "No", and "Whoa".
The original plans were to have the beginning of this film, telling the establishing story of Chicken Little and the acorn, in traditional ("hand-drawn") animation. Don Knotts, who supplied the voice of Turkey Lurkey, the town Mayor, recorded the voice track as the narrator for this sequence. The idea was abandoned and that part of the story was refashioned as a main part of the film and done in computer animation.
The technical team built a program called "Shelf Control", which allowed the animators to see the whole model on screen, while having a direct access to any chosen area of the character.
The first motion picture made in the Dimensionalization process by ILM for the 3-D version.
The last Disney animated film to released on VHS.
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Dedicated to the memory of Joe Grant (1908-2005).
Martin Sheen was considered for the role of Buck Cluck.
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Mark Dindal, a huge fan of Dave the Barbarian (2004), wanted Danny Cooksey to voice the character Runt of the Litter.
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The movie the ball from the Collapsed Water Tower crashes through the cinema screen shown is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), being shown in 3-D at the scene of the boulder.
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Chicken Little was inserted into the video game, Kingdom Hearts II (2005), as a way of advertising the movie in Japan.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: When the aliens are chasing Chicken Little and friends through the corn field they cut out a crop circle, part of which looks like the Mickey Mouse symbol.
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This is the last Walt Disney animation film to be classified as Walt Disney Feature Animation. Starting with Meet the Robinsons (2007). Two years later, the new name becomes Walt Disney Animation Studios.
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This is the last Walt Disney animation film to use the original 1985 Walt Disney logo.
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This is the second Disney themed film to star Joan Cusack and Wallace Shawn after Toy Story 2 (1999). It's also the second time Wallace Shawn plays a principal in a Disney film after A Goofy Movie (1995), whose also a Dog that's pretty strict.
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If you looked at a spoon, the mirror-image would be upside down. But when Chicken Little looked at it, it was right side up.
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Mark Dindal also worked with John Debney on The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and with Don Knotts on Cats Don't Dance (1997), respectively.
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The actors that play the alien parents were also cast as husband and wife in the animated film Monster House (2006).
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Chicken Little describes the piece of the sky that falls as being "shaped like a stop sign," implying that it is shaped like an octogon. When another piece is shown, it is actually in the shape of a hexagon.
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