Chicken Little 2005

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As you may recall the classic fable, Chicken Little caused widespread panic when he mistook a falling acorn for a piece of the sky.

Starring:
Zach Braff,Joan Cusack
Runtime:
1 hour, 17 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Mark Dindal
Starring Zach Braff, Joan Cusack
Supporting actors Dara Mcgarry, Don Knotts, Patrick Stewart, Garry Marshall, Adam West
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
We all know the story of Chicken Little (Zach Braff), the poor little chicken who tried to warn the town that the sky was falling only to have it turn out to be an acorn. But what happened to him after the story ended? That's what this movie tells us.

Turns out that Chicken Little is in middle school. His exploits of a year ago are an embarrassment to his father, Buck Cluck (Garry Marshall). And the fact that there are commemorative plates and an upcoming movie based on the story haven't done much for the father/son relationship.

Despite Buck's constant pleas, Chicken Little is determined to prove his worth to his father. And, just as he's about to put the whole sky is falling nonsense behind him, it happens again. What should Chicken Little do this time?

Okay, let's get the bad out of the way right now. Yes, the story is a little slow in the first half and a little weird and frantic in the second half. And that second half might scare kids until they learn what is really happening. But there really is so much to love.

Even though the first half is slow, there are so many wonderful gags in it. Chicken Little's friends like Fish Out of Water and Runt of the Little are a hoot. One scene has a background joke I love. And once the sky falls a second time, things really pick up. As I said, it goes off in a weird direction, but they manage to make it work. This isn't something serious, but it is fun, and that's all that truly matters. Having said that, there is an important moral about parent child communication that gets a tad preachy at times. I don't mind too much.

No, this isn't a grand slam. But it is plenty of fun to entertain the young and young at heart.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Some Bloke on 18 May 2006
Format: DVD
This is a fun, typical, children's story of a hapless, endearing character on the fringes of the kids social circle who discovers something amazing - but will anyone listen?

The animation is the standard brilliant we've come to expect and the central character works well because of what this brings to the way you identify with him. Great movement and facial characteristics.

The story is predictable for the adults but a good romp for the kids, and humourous enough for us old folk to sit through and enjoy. The aliens are good and evil and some of the details and little sub-events are not as expected. Good imagination as always.

I think this will be a standard favourite for the kids and will be watched and re-watched.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. O. HAYNES VINE VOICE on 13 May 2007
Format: DVD
If you don't have kids to entertain then stop right there and rent something else that's funnier e.g. 'Over The Hedge' or 'Happy Feet'. If you do have kids to entertain then look no further than this light-weight father-son story which retells the classic fable with a sci-fi twist. The animation is stylish but a little 'empty' feeling in comparison to the richness of environments portrayed in similar films and at times smacks of a HD Xbox-360 cut scene. That said, if you liked 'Mars Attacks' or those green tentacled guys in 'The Simpsons' and can avoid barfing up at the sentimental clap-trap towards the end then why not give it a try.
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Format: DVD
I really liked this movie, and, what is even more important, my 6-years old daughter liked it too.

It is a really sweet history about a little guy (Chicken Little), half-orphaned, being raised by a very caring and loving but just a little overhelmed dad (Buck Cluck). Being little and wearing big glasses he is of course the dreamed target of class bullies, but - as it is usual with the nerds - he has a bunch of friends between other oucasts: a really ugly duck girl (Ugly Duckling), a really obese, asthma ridden pig (Runt of the Litter) and a foreign exchange student, totally fearless, always happy, but just a little... odd (Fish out of Water). And let it be said - this is one of the most likeable and bravest bunch of "losers" I ever saw.

The life of the little town and the life of a little town school are described in a great way. The mayor, the local newsman (emh, in fact a newsdog), the coach, the class bully and her sidekick - a great gallery of hilarious personages. The baseball match is one of the greatest moments in kids movies I ever saw. And once the aliens appear, it is a delight. And once the aliens REALLY appear this movie gets even better.

Me and my daughter saw it in cinema, we got it on DVD and we already finished the game on Game Cube. And we both wait for the (possible) sequel.
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By Sofa on 23 May 2011
Format: DVD
I think this film is worthy of space on anyone's dvd shelf, funny with some highly humorous moments it was a pleasure to watch.

The movie retells the classic story of chicken little who thinks that the sky is falling but no one else in the town beleives him. The character of chicken little does pull on your heart strings because he feels negelected and belittled by every other character even his own father as he goes on his search to make his dad proud of him once and for all.

The film encompasses several different styles such as the romance between chicken and ugly duckling, the adventurous world war sequence at the end that looks strangely like it's come out of a prequel to war of the worlds but still works and also quite comedic moments mostly involving of the main characters and also my favourite Runt of the litter (the pig). Strangely awkward and falling all over the place, the character of the pig provides several funny moments and becomes rather loveable to any person.

3/5 stars, there are better films out there, but for a new take on a classic story, it still deserves a watch too
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