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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.

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Mark Dindal

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Cast

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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When it comes to saving the world, it helps to be a little chicken. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

Lille kylling See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,049,778, 6 November 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$135,386,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$314,432,837
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

Chicken Little's pants got stuck on the road on a piece of gum. After he freed himself, the gum ended up on the other side of the road. 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

At the very end of the closing credits, Buck and Chicken Little appear, looking out at the audience. Chicken Little says "Can we get some popcorn on the way out" and Buck points out of the screen and says "I think there's some on the floor". (Note that this scene is only in the 3D version. The 2D version ends with the Walt Disney Pictures logo.) 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 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake a Tail Feather
Written by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice and Andre Williams
Performed by The Cheetah Girls
Produced by Robbie Buchanan
Recorded by Pieter Schlosser
Mixed by Nathaniel Kunkel
The Cheetah Girls appear courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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An Unfortunate Addition to the Disney Cannon
29 October 2005 | by jaycubSee all my reviews

After a long wait, Chicken Little will finally be released to the public this week, and after a preview screening, I think they should have delayed the release a little longer.

I love Disney, it's something that has its roots in my childhood. I hold ambitions to work in the animation industry, and would love to work for the company that has provided me with so many wonderful memories over the years. With that said, nothing makes me more sad than to see Disney continuously putting out films like Chicken Little.

The concept was interesting, the animation phenomenal, but the story was atrocious (not as bad as the Blue Sky offering "Robots," but still not worthy of the Disney name.) Disney used to be the pioneers of the industry, always pushing the competition to do better, as well as pushing themselves. Now the real talent from Disney has apparently moved to Pixar, while corporate monkeys who have no place in a creative environment are writing the films. Chicken Little feels like a rip off of movies like Shrek, Madagascar, and the like. Rather than committing to something magical, they cram the film with gags that have run their course, and crummy remakes of pop songs that didn't really do that well to begin with.

The real shame is that there are still some creative people working for the mouse who'd talents are being choked off by the suits who think they know better. I still am optimistic for the future, and I think that the films currently in production have a lot of potential, but they will have to raise the bar quite a bit to move beyond Chicken Little.

For a more enlightening animation experience, I say that you should save your money and go see the Wallace and Grommit movie instead.


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