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Chicken Little (2005)

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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.

Director:

Mark Dindal

Writers:

Mark Dindal (story by), Mark Kennedy (story by) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Braff ... Chicken Little (voice)
Garry Marshall ... Buck Cluck (voice)
Don Knotts ... Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Mr. Woolensworth (voice)
Amy Sedaris ... Foxy Loxy (voice)
Steve Zahn ... Runt of the Litter (voice)
Joan Cusack ... Abby Mallard (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Principal Fetchit (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dog Announcer (voice)
Fred Willard ... Melvin - Alien Dad (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Tina - Alien Mom (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Alien Cop (voice)
Adam West ... Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little (voice)
Mark Walton ... Goosey Loosey (voice)
Mark Dindal ... Morkubine Porcupine / Coach (voice)
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Storyline

Ridiculed by the animal inhabitants of the peaceful Oakey Oaks community for his absurd notion that the sky is falling, the well-meaning young chicken, Chicken Little, promises to prove everyone wrong. However, one year later, there's still nothing on the horizon to justify Little's fears, when, out of the blue, the humiliated boy finally stumbles upon a real piece of evidence. Is Chicken Little and his loyal band of outcasts really on to something big this time? Written by Nick Riganas

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Trivia

The title character of this film is the first bird character in an animated film to be an outcast to a community. See more »

Goofs

During the dodge-ball game you can see two balls on the ground behind Abbey Mallard. After she hits a warthog with a ball, you can see that the two balls behind her have disappeared. 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 Disney logo is in the sky and 3D. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 3-D version has an extra scene after the end credits, which makes use of the 3-D process. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Make You Sweat
Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams (as Frederick Williams)
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C & C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Almost too slight, but a vast improvement on "Dinosaur."
29 November 2005 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

Reviewing "Robots," "The New York Times" opined that when it comes to animation there's Pixar, there's Japan, and there's everyone else (it should be noted that not all Japanese cartoons are good - "Shin Chan," anyone? - but you see A.O. Scott's point). "Chicken Little" definitely falls into the "anywhere else" camp, but while it won't siphon away fans from John Lasseter or Nick Park - especially since Disney's delayed its UK release for a few months, the way they did with "Sky High" (but not "Herbie: Fully Loaded," I notice. Idiots) - it's not DreamWorks-mediocre either.

The House of Mouse's first attempt at computer animated movies without Pixar was the skilfully made but hollow "Dinosaur"; this one is under the auspices of the team behind the wonderful "The Emperor's New Groove," and while it doesn't have that cartoon's spirit it still has some virtues of its own. More deliberately cartoonish in its look and feel than many recent features, it's also probably a little too sentimental for some tastes - an awful lot of the movie involves our feathered hero wanting not only to redeem himself for the whole "the sky is falling" farrago but also to open up two-way communication with his single dad, with all the Family Issues that implies. Fortunately it never really swamps the movie, with the family message never overriding the main intent, i.e. to entertain.

Unlike the inexplicably hugely successful "Madagascar," it doesn't drag and the voice cast (Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, et al) doesn't get in the way of the movie's effect; it relies a little too much on popular culture references and songs for its effect (particularly in the opening - that works in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in live action - and in the case of Runt of the Litter, the show-tune-loving pig voiced by Steve Zahn), but it's a colourful, charming little movie that thankfully ends well before it has a chance to wear out its welcome, and it's nice to have a movie with a message that doesn't try to ram it down your throat. There are worse Disney movies that could have been dedicated to veteran animator Joe Grant.

And if nothing else, I defy anyone to find another movie that has the voices of Don Knotts and Patrick Stewart joining in on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" over the credits...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,049,778, 6 November 2005

Gross USA:

$135,386,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$314,432,837
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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