Walt Disney Animation Studios Review: Chicken Little

Walt Disney Animation Studios 46th feature film.
Walt Disney Animation Studios 46th feature film.

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My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after watching the movie is……… it is not good, but it did not stress me out as much as I thought it did. It has a somewhat decent story, but it is jarring with its pacing, the aliens are not explained well, and I think the big issues with this films are that the characters are unbelievably flat, bland, and the animation is not very good.

Production

There is honestly not a lot that is known about the production of the film. All that it is known is that it was made around the time Pixar’s 10 year contract was expiring, and as they were closing the traditional animation studio in Disney. Pixar is mad that WDAS is trying to make a new CGI feature, and the 2 studios made a deal of if Chicken Little failed in the box office, Disney could not make a CGI film without the aid of Pixar, but if Chicken Little is a success, it would give Disney better leverage for negotiations. Well, Disney ended up buying Pixar a year later anyways. Former Disney VAs Michael J Fox, David Spade, and Matthew Broderick were initially considered to voice Chicken Little.

Story

The film starts with a bunch of failed intros (even using Circle of Life), but changes it, because it is not “edgy enough”. This is not funny. We are taken to an anthropomorphic town called Oakley Oaks where Chicken Little (Zach Braff) rings the town emergency bell, as he sees the shy falling. Everyone rushes out of what they were doing, and all I am thinking about is how ugly the animation is. The news crew and all the town members goes to Chicken Little to interview him, and he fails to prove that it was the sky that fell, but his father Buck Cluck (Gary Marshall) tells them it was an acorn, because he is embarrassed. The entire town laughs at him and calls him insane.

We skip a year to find out that there has been a franchise off of the incident, with books, games, and now they are making a movie off of it. I find this to be overly ridiculous in the fact that they stretched the issue this far. This never happens in real life. Buck is dropping his son off to the bus stop, but Chicken Little misses it, an a song called One Little Slip plays, and Chicken Little loses his pants to gum on the street, There are many gimmicks during this song.

This picture shows how low and pathetic Disney has went to get some cheap laughs. Just from this picture, you can tell that they are trying to capture the "hip" and "funny" feeling in the film that DreamWorks Animation had in their films at the time, and I will say this; it did not work for DreamWorks, and it is DEFINITELY not working for this film
This picture shows how low and pathetic Disney has went to get some cheap laughs. Just from this picture, you can tell that they are trying to capture the “hip” and “funny” feeling in the film that DreamWorks Animation had in their films at the time, and I will say this; it did not work for DreamWorks, and it is DEFINITELY not working for this film.

In his class, everyone is talking about how ugly Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling, played by Joan Cusack) is, and I think she is ugly because the textures in this film are ATROCIOUS. They then go to gym class, and his friend Fish Out of Water (Dan Molina) is doing a bunch of illogical and painful jokes. The issue with the characters is that they are so overly flat, and used for painful comedy instead of actually giving them characterization. So long story short, Chicken Little gets in trouble because of Foxy Loxy (Amy Sedaris)  and his father picks him up to take him home. Abby previously told him that he needs to speak with his father, and to get closure. During the car ride home, he tells his father that in order to redeem himself, he is going to join the baseball team, just like his father did.

So we are in a montage in the form of a song  (which I do not know the name of) where Chicken Little is on the baseball team, but he never gets the chance to play, while Foxy becomes the town Baseball star. It is the final game, and because there is no one else to go on the field, Chicken Little is getting ready to bat, and you hear his father crying saying “Why him? Why now?” because he wants his team to win. It is the way he says it which turns me off. He finally gets a swing, and long story short, he wins the final match for his team.

It really says a lot when a father just starts to warm up to his son after he becomes the town star for winning the baseball season. It feels very off.
It really says a lot when a father just starts to warm up to his son after he becomes the town star for winning the baseball season. It feels very off.

So after his friends ruins the Spice Girls song even more than it already was, they go to Chicken Little’s house, and they discover that a piece of the sky fell again. Disney needs to NEVER quote and sing as much pop culture as they did in this film. GTFOH with that BS. They see the piece ,and Fish in a Bowl is miraculously stolen. Pig, Abby, and Chicken Little somehow makes it on the machine, and they observe it to find a bunch of weird sights.

They get Fish and they discover a map, where many of the planets are crossed out, and they realize that Earth is next. They rush back to earth and on their way to Chicken’s home, as an alien ship follows them, but Abby thinks they need to ring the bell. I am really noticing how unfocused this film gets. He hesitates ringing the bell because of the traumatic event that happened the year before, but rings it as his friends are about to be killed. Of course when the entire town comes out, the alien ship camouflages.

So an alien gets left by as its ship disappears and leaves without it. I have to say that another issue with this film is that they never explain the aliens motivations and how they became the way they did. I think it is important, because they play an important part of not only the conflict of the story, but it would also add a lot more explanation to why things are happening, which the film is not giving us.
So an alien gets left by as its ship disappears and leaves without it. I have to say that another issue with this film is that they never explain the aliens motivations and how they became the way they did. I think it is important, because they play an important part of not only the conflict of the story, but it would also add a lot more explanation to why things are happening, which the film is not giving us.

The alien goes up to a saddened Chicken Little the next day, as it’s parents left without him/her. A bunch of alien craters show up, as they want the kid back. Chicken Little’s father runs out and tells Chicken Little that he is right that they need to go. He explains to his father that they are there for the alien, but he does not believe his son, which Chicken Little comments that he never does. He is determined to reunite the alien child with his/her parents, and Buck follows him, where Chicken has the conversation with his father when they are about to die. I do not think Abby thought this was the appropriate time to do it.

We get this moment I have to say that there was NO indication that either Abby or Chicken Little had feelings for one another. It is contrived and out of nowhere shit like this that makes the film so bad and confusing.
We get this moment
I have to say that there was NO indication that either Abby or Chicken Little had feelings for one another. It is contrived and out of nowhere shit like this that makes the film so bad and confusing.

Since I really want to end this review sooner than later, I will wrap this up in a nutshell. They tell the aliens that their kid is fine and wants to return him. They all are transported onto the ship, and all parties realize that this is all a big misunderstanding. They return to their town, and Foxy Loxy is turned into a southern belle. That is some bullshit. So the aliens leave, and a year later, the Chicken Little movie premieres, and there is a BUNCH of changes, but all of them still say that it is very accurate. They end the song playing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Don’t you dare. DON’T YOU FUCKING DARE.

 Oh HELL NO. They put a CLASSIC SONG with THIS PIECE OF SHIT? This movie almost SINGLE HANDEDLY RUIN one of my favorite songs. Out of ALL the songs they could have used for a pop culture reference, they decide with this one. And HOLY FUCK, they are using it for Abby and Chicken Little. This majestic song will NEVER MAKE their relationship anything more than contrived and torturous.
Oh HELL NO. They put a CLASSIC SONG with THIS PIECE OF SHIT? This movie almost SINGLE HANDEDLY RUIN one of my favorite songs. Out of ALL the songs they could have used for a pop culture reference, they decide with this one. And HOLY FUCK, they are using it for Abby and Chicken Little. This majestic song will NEVER MAKE their relationship anything more than contrived and torturous. Do better than giving your rights to shit Motown.
I think I have said it already. It is unenjoyabl, mean spirited, a bunch of wtf moments, stupid, and heartless, (though they try), and a failed DreamWorks movie. At least things only go up from here with WDAS.
I think I have said it already. It is unenjoyable, mean spirited, a bunch of wtf moments, stupid, and heartless, (though they try), and a failed DreamWorks movie. This movie proved that their issue was not the animation medium they used, but the story, and characters. At least things only go up from here with WDAS.

Characters

The characters are flat and unlikable. Not only do many of them not have anything likable about them, but all of them are overly flat and lack characterization. They are just gimmicky and mean spirited (a lot of them).

There is nothing to Chicken Little other than the town hates him and that he is a loser. When it comes to character traits, he is really lacking some that will make him a very deep and engaging character. Half of what he does are really bad jokes as well. He is not the worst main character, but definitely not the best one either.
There is nothing to Chicken Little other than the town hates him and that he is a loser. When it comes to character traits, he is really lacking some that will make him a very deep and engaging character. Half of what he does are really bad jokes as well. He is not the worst main character, but definitely not the best one either.
He is a ba father, and he eventually learns from it, but it does come off as overly harsh, unlikable, and selfish. Some of the stuff he says to his son could be damaging to a child, and it is very sad. They made him too unlikable.
He is a bad father, and he eventually learns from it, but it does come off as overly harsh, unlikable, and selfish. Some of the stuff he says to his son could be damaging to a child, and it is very sad. They made him too unlikable.
She is the only girl in the film, so she is of course shoved in last minute to be Chicken Little's love interest. I guess she is attempting to be a mediator between Chicken and his father, but other than that, she is also a bunch of failed jokes without a strong personality.
She is the only girl in the film, so she is of course shoved in last minute to be Chicken Little’s love interest. I guess she is attempting to be a mediator between Chicken and his father, but other than that, she is also a bunch of failed jokes without a strong personality.
I think he is supposed to be the smarter and more flamboyant of the group, but he is also sued for comic relief, and most of it revolves around his weight. Not funny.
I think he is supposed to be the smarter and more flamboyant of the group, but he is also sued for comic relief, and most of it revolves around his weight. Not funny.
Fish out of Water
He is definitely the most obnoxious one when it comes to comic relief. He literally acts goofy and stupid the entire film.
She is the mean, tomboy who is a bully to Little, but ends up being forced into being a Southern Belle at the end of the film. Yawn.
She is the mean, tomboy who is a bully to Little, but ends up being forced into being a Southern Belle at the end of the film. Yawn.

Animation

The animation………..poor Disney. Pixar definitely needed to help them with the animation. While it is not the worst thing I have seen, the CGI is very dull, lacks texture, the colors were pretty dull, and it looks so….fake and unreal looking. It is very disturbing to watch this film for an hour and a half, and not get shivers at least a few times.

Music

The music is very forgettable. I barely remember a song, and I do not remember the score. Oh wait, I do remember when they ruined the classic Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and they did have other pop songs, but the music is not used well here at all.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on November 4th, 2005, it for some reason opened at number 1 in the box office for the opening weekend, and remained so for the following week. It ended up making $135,386,665 in North America, and $179,046,172 overseas, with an international amount of $314,432,837, having the second biggest box office result right behind Dinosaur.

Critically, it is currently the worst received movie in the entire canon, having negative reception. Many complained that the story sucks in many ways, the characters and the overall vibe of the movie being mean spirited. Many did not care that the film was in CGI. The downhill spiral with the Post Renaissance continued, though the company changed to CGI.

Reception Today

Today, this film has almost no fans, and it is known as one of the worst films in the canon. Disney does not talk about this film, and a lot see Tangled as the first CGI film that put Disney on the map.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 4/10

Animation: 5.5/10

Music: 6.5/10

= 22/40 = 55%

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Review: November 3rd, 2014
Review: November 3rd, 2014
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10 thoughts on “Walt Disney Animation Studios Review: Chicken Little

  1. This movie sucks. It made me mad. So much wasted resources. Not one laugh. Like you said why does everyone care what this kid says? It makes no sense. The Dad is awful. It looks awful. None of the episodes like dodge ball or baseball tie into each other at all. Thank goodness John Lasseter came on board and brought the studio back from the dead.

    1. This film definitely made me mad, especially for using a favourite song of mine for a shitty film like this. Everything about this film is awful, and I wish I never have to see it again. Just an abysmal mess.

      1. Me too! Makes me want to steal the copies from the library so no kids will have to sit through it! 🙂

  2. I actually saw this in theaters, but it’s been a while since then, so I don’t remember most of it. I didn’t really feel like wanting to watch it again like I did with Aladdin, Lion King, etc, though. Again, however, I haven’t seen it in years, so I don’t really have a definitive opinion.

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