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Chicken Little (1943)

The evil Foxy Loxy convinces dim witted Chicken Little the sky is falling. When the head man Cocky Locky proves the story to be false, things turn for the worse at the peaceful local poultry farm.

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Clyde Geronimi (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Florence Gill Florence Gill ... Hens - clucking sounds only (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Narrator / Foxy Loxy / Chicken Little / Cocky Locky / Turkey Lurkey / Additional characters (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Ducks - quacking sounds only (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first and convinces dim witted Chicken Little the sky is falling. Chicken Little spreads the word but when head man Cocky Locky proves the story to be false, Foxy Loxy spreads rumors that Cocky Locky isn't the smart chicken he appears to be, which leads to the ultimate undoing of the chickens at the hands of Foxy Loxy. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Galinho Ingênuo See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Produced as a propaganda short during WWII, warning audiences not to believe anti-American propaganda. Originally the film was to have had more direct references to the war: Foxy Loxy would have read from "Mein Kampf"; and the chicken's graves would have been marked by swastikas. But Walt Disney decided to keep the film generic so that it would not become dated after the war. See more »

Goofs

After Cocky Locky announces "The sky isn't really falling," Chicken Little responds by shouting "I tell you it is too falling!" When he says this, his speech doesn't match his beak movement. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Our story takes place in a nice, cozy little farmyard.
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Version of Chicken Little (2005) See more »

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a Disney short
6 November 2005 | by rebeljennSee all my reviews

'Chicken Little' is a Disney short about the story of a chick who thinks that the sky is falling, and no one believes him. I remember watching this when I was very young -- they used to show this on the Disney channel along with their other older cartoons and cartoon shorts. (I'm not sure if they still show it or not, but Disney have seemed to have moved away from showing their older cartoons.)

Generally-speaking, this was a typical Disney animated story featuring a cute little chick and a basic storyline. As it has been years since I saw this, I don't remember too much about it other than the little chick running around saying that the sky was falling, over and over again...and no one believed him. I've since read that there were some political motives behind this cartoon, but I didn't know that when I watched it as a child.

I just recently discovered that Disney are going to be reviving / remaking Chicken Little. I hope there are no bird flu jokes.


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