Chicken Little

2005 "When it comes to saving the world, it helps to be a little chicken."
5.7| 1h21m| G| en| More Info
Released: 04 November 2005 Released
Producted By: Walt Disney Pictures
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Official Website: http://movies.disney.com/chicken-little
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When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.

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Odelecol Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
Voxitype Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
Nayan Gough A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.
Rosie Searle It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
gporcelli-41235 Chicken Little has good animations but doesn't have a memorable story or characters. Story is very clichè, it tells a story of a smart but troublemaking chicken boy attempting to stop an alien invasion. While the story is clichè it could evolve in a good and memorable tale, but the terrible ending made the story sound like a big joke. Probably Chicken Little isn't a movie, just a big joke. Despite its flaws I won't be too harsh with this movie. Yes the story is bad and the casting is flawed, but it has some funny moments, a pleasant narration and the character "Fish Out the Water" is a cool, and funny, little guy (just like Kenny form South Park). The movie has also an old, but appreciable, soundtrack.Final verdict 5/10 (mediocre). Chicken Little is actually the worst Pixar movie but not the worst animated movie. Personally I've seen much worse animated movies. If you want to give this movie a go, then I reccomend to watch it without too many expectetion.
elicopperman In 2005, Disney really hit rock bottom when they felt the need to pander to its audience the way a Dreamworks movie of back then would, by releasing Chicken Little. Originally intended as a tale starring an overreacting grim female chicken going to summer camp where she would uncover a nefarious plot planned by her camp counselor against her hometown, Michael Eisner suggested it to the film's writer and director, Mark Dindal, to change Chicken Little into a male because as Dindal recalled, "if you're a boy and you're short, you get picked on." The result is a poorly made, unfunny, pandering mess that feels more like it came from some second rate CG studio trying to copy the Dreamworks formula.The story at first seems to be about the titular character Chicken Little as an underdog trying to overcome the incident of scaring the town over an acorn that he felt came from the sky, but then he joins the baseball team, and then the sky turns into aliens, and meanwhile the main character is trying to win a relationship with his father, and.....yeah, the movie doesn't know what to focus on. The father-son relation is passable as a subplot, but if you can't decide between baseball and aliens, then you really should have rewritten this and tried again. If that's not enough, for a movie that throws a lot of jokes out, barely any of them hit the mark, with mediocre visual gags, animal jokes that don't make sense (a fish drives in a water bowl car, how does he get out though?), horrible pop culture references, and really bad one-liners. When the funniest character in the movie is a fish literally named fish out of water, there's a problem.You'd think this movie would at least look good visually, but considering Disney made this without the help of Pixar, the animation sticks out like a sore thumb. The characters look ugly, the movements are wonky, the colors don't mix well, and while the effects animation is well done, it doesn't impress me as much as it should. I will admit though, the designs of the aliens do look pretty unique, and I don't think I'll ever see any designs like that ever again. But the worst aspect of the film is how mean spirited it is. In shows like The Simpsons and South Park, while the characters are a bunch of moronic jerks, they're played out so hysterically that there's no way you can take them seriously, and they always know when to relent on their actions and let the main characters shine. In this film though, not only do the townsfolk berate Chicken Little so much that it becomes sickening, but they only congratulate him when he succumbs to stuff that they desire, like winning a ball game. Even after he saves the town, it feels like nobody learned anything, and even the father....wow. I mean, there's being neglectful, and then there's trying to distance yourself as far away from your son as possible. The father may have seen the error of his ways, but I still fail to see any sort of dignity in him given how little he seems to acknowledge of his son, even when the son needs him most. Thus, even when he apologizes and makes up with Little, I felt no sympathy and only wanted to fry him up for dinner.Overall, it's a good thing Pixar and Disney have been working together creatively and visually over the years, because this was a sour way for Disney to enter into computer animation. Not only is this movie unfunny, pandering, stupid and unfocused, but it's just ugly in visuals and in tone, and I've never felt so disgusted watching a Disney movie in my life, which shows how the movie being a bad adaptation of its source material is the LEAST of its problems. It's a good thing Disney has given us better talking animal films like Robin Hood, The Lion King and Zootopia, because this was a bad egg that should have been smashed rather than hatched.
sol- Having earlier embarrassed himself by erroneously claiming that the sky is falling, a young chicken finds himself at odds with what to do upon discovering a planned alien attack in this undeniably imaginative if underwhelming take on the classic story. While the aliens and much of their gadgetry seems lifted from 'War of the Worlds', there is a lot of interest to this part of the film with cloaking devices, deadly weapons and one surefire intriguing spacecraft. Half the film elapses though before the title character discovers the aliens and the first half is frankly a mess. There are at least three or four loud songs and montages to pad out the running time and Chicken Little's three best friends are hard characters to warm to. One is fat, the other is ugly and the third speaks gibberish, and the film goes out of its way to make jokes at the expense of each character's signature condition (including short stature with Chicken Little himself). The film does have some heart though with a strained relationship between Chicken Little and his father that is tested and tried throughout the course of the film. In fact, had the film concentrated more on the title character's desire to make his father proud and less on crude jokes (particularly regarding weight and ugliness), the first half of the movie might have had considerable value. As it is, 'Chicken Little' at least ends on a high note with a more impressive second half, including some great animated special effects and a deliciously exaggerated film within the film at the very end, but it does feel somewhat like too little too late.
Natenbox64 It's been a long time since I saw it in theaters, and I used to have a DVD copy of it for a long time. I think I remember liking it when I was 7. Finally, after 6 years later since my mom sell it out for a yard sale, because I didn't care about it, I seen it once again on the computer. I didn't like the movie that much now. I don't mean that it's "the worst thing that Disney had ever made", I just thought that even though I didn't think it is as terrible as people seemed to make it out to be but that I do had to admit that it was pretty bad.For the story itself, the premise of course is just from the fable that is based on, but they're two different plots from this movie that are obviously not from the fable itself. One is this baseball underdog story that is pretty much a rip-off of Angels in the Outfield or other baseball movies out there from the 90s. And the other being about an alien invasion trying to destroyed the Earth (or so you think...Spoilers!). At the end when the aliens say that everything was an misunderstanding, and during the scene, the message from the fable about not worrying something of things happening, literally being absent. That wasn't a good thing to remove it at all, Disney.Other than that, the story is cliché and predictable, the characters are obviously stereotypes, the references to better movies and putting pop songs that weren't from Disney were pretty unnecessary, and the tone was pretty mean-spirited if you ask me. But the worst offender of the bunch for me has got to be the main character's dad named Buck. I hate Buck. I never find anything redeemable about him. He didn't have any heart or caring for his son all because of something that he was embarrassed and never cared for his son anymore, and when he does pretend that he loves him (all because that Chicken Little's team won the baseball game because of him), it makes me to hate Buck even more.However, there are still good things about this movie. First being that the animation, while not Pixar of quality, is pretty decent from changing the way to what Disney usually used to make 2D animated movies. The voice acting is great. And it was kinda entertaining and it wasn't all that boring.But all in all, I can't really recommend it. But if you do have kids, it's something for them but other than that, just skip it. It's a pretty forgettable film, and not something that I would watch at certain occasions.Score: 3.5/10.