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Chicken Little [2005] (1 disc)

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Director:Mark Dindal
Writer:Ron Anderson
Ron J. Friedman
Steve Bencich
Composer:John Debney
Length:81 minutes
(1 hour 21 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:36%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • CG
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Drama
  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
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Synopsis: After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.


Reaction: Fun family fare. A little less than I was hoping for, but there are some genuine laughs.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Mark Dindal => Director / Morkubine Porcupine / Coach (voice)
Ron Anderson => Writer
Ron J. Friedman => Writer
Steve Bencich => Writer
John Debney => Composer
Adam West => Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little (voice)
Amy Sedaris => Foxy Loxy (voice)
Catherine O'Hara => Tina - Alien Mom (voice)
Dan Molina => Fish Out of Water (voice)
Dara McGarry => Hollywood Abby (voice)
Don Knotts => Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice)
Evan Dunn => Kirby - Alien Kid (voice)
Fred Willard => Melvin - Alien Dad (voice)
Garry Marshall => Buck Cluck (voice)
Harry Shearer => Dog Announcer (voice)
Joan Cusack => Abby Mallard (voice)
Joe Whyte => Rodriguez / Acorn Mascot / Umpire (voice)
Kelly Hoover => Mama Runt (voice)
Mark Kennedy => Hollywood Runt (voice)
Mark Walton => Goosey Loosey (voice)
Matthew Josten => Kirby - Alien Kid (voice)
Patrick Stewart => Mr. Woolensworth (voice)
Patrick Warburton => Alien Cop (voice)
Sean Elmore => Kirby - Alien Kid (voice)
Steve Zahn => Runt of the Litter (voice)
Wallace Shawn => Principal Fetchit (voice)
Will Finn => Hollywood Fish (voice)
Zach Braff => Chicken Little (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Editor Dan Molina performed the "voice" of Fish Out of Water by vocalizing through a tube into a water cooler tank full of water.
  • There are 250,000 feathers on Chicken Little.
  • Chicken Little describes the piece of the sky that falls as being "shaped like a stop sign," implying that it is shaped like an octogon. When another piece is shown, it is actually in the shape of a hexagon.
  • During the opening sequence, when the water tower ball crushes 3 cars, their horns sound off the M-O-U-S-E portion of [The Mickey Mouse Club] theme.
  • Don Knotts' last theatrically released film, released a few months before his death.
  • Chicken Little was originally going to be a girl.
  • This is the First Movie in the Disney Animated feature Lineup to have a character voiced by Patrick Stewart. Stewart tried out for Characters in previous Disney Animated Feature films prior, but wasn't lucky enough. These include:
    *Francis in Oliver & Company
    *King Triton in The Little Mermaid
    *Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast
    *Jafar in Aladdin
    *Zazu in The Lion King
    *Ratcliffe in Pocahontas
    *Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    *Zeus in Hercules
    *Clayton in Tarzan
  • In the scene where Buck Cluck is driving Chicken Little to school, they stop at a red light. In the background, you see a bird walking into a storefront window twice. The store owner comes out to investigate. He's a bull. The store is full of China. The proverbial "Bull in a China Shop".
  • Holly Hunter, Jamie Donnelly, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Sigourney Weaver, Geena Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Jessica Parker, [?] Helen Hunt and Madonna were considered for the role of Abby Mallard before Joan Cusack was cast.
  • The technical team built a digital tool called "Chicken Wire", which is a geometric wire-frame model of the characters that the animators could squash, stretch, and smear. They wanted to get a 2D animation style in 3D animation.
  • Michael J. Fox, Matthew Broderick and David Spade were considered for the role of Chicken Little. All of which have previously been the respective voices of the Protagonists in The Lion King, The Emperor's New Groove and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
  • Martin Sheen was considered for the role of Buck Cluck.
  • The actors that play the alien parentsóCatherine O'Hara and Fred Willardówere also cast as husband and wife in the animated film Monster House.