Besides having decently good animation, as well as an interesting voice over cast, Chicken Little had nothing going for it. A film like this could have been made by anyone with Flash (If they dedicated a few years of their time to it). More to the point, this film, unlike most Disney pictures, was only meant to entertain young children, and possibly the few adults out there who still remember a time when there were only 7 channels on T.V., and everybody knew how to spell Mickey Mouse's name.
I took my son to this movie, and, to put it simply, we were both thoroughly disappointed. After all, potty humor can only take you so far. Granted, there were a number of scenes that I did find entertaining, and there were also a lot of references to classic songs and films. The fact still remains that there is an entire 90 second scene where 4 of the characters discuss how to articulate "Urine". "Pee!" "Tinkle!" "Wee-Wee!".
Another annoying scope to this flick is that it is utterly generic. Main character see's something unbelievable. Nobody believes him. Main character quests for the truth, yada yada yada (I won't ruin the predictable ending for you)... But, I mean, for those of you out there who have seen the flick, wasn't that ending complete B.S.?
I'm sorry to those of you who saw the movie with your kids or by yourself, and thought that it was great. I know bad movies. I know good movies. This flick, while not necessarily BAD, was definitely not an Oscar winner. It looks like the Oscars might have to pass on that "Animated feature" award this year, with the only other candidates being "Valiant", and "Robots".
Do yourself a favor. Go see Walace and Gromit or Corpse Bride.