CHICKEN LITTLE (Theatrical Release USA 2005)

Ben Meyers’rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Chicken Little—
purely a children’s movie—fails to inspire the adult audience. The film starts well, but slowly falls apart. There are some challenges with the music so that some scenes’ music is a little too upbeat for the situation. This may provide incorrect cues for children watching the film.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Chicken Little (voice of Zack Braff) has a ‘piece of sky’ fall on his head, rings the community alarm bell, alerts the community, and then cannot find the evidence to prove his claims. His reputation is ruined with his community and his father, Buck Cluck (voice of Garry Marshall). Chicken Little tries to redeem himself by playing baseball well and becomes the town’s baseball hero after a particularly inspiring game. Another ‘piece of sky’ falls into his life, but this time he and his friends are able to track the source of item—an alien spaceship. After a series of adventures, the mystery solves itself, Chicken Little’s reputation is restored and Hollywood makes a movie about it.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Mark Dindal. Thank you to Producer Randy Fullmer for making the film possible. Additional cast/characters include: Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice of Don Knotts), Mr. Woolensworth (voice of Patrick Stewart), Foxy Loxy (voice of Amy Sedaris), Runt of the Litter (voice of Steve Zahn), Fish Out of Water (voice Dan Molina), Abby Mallard (voice of Joan Cusack), Principal Fetchit (voice of Wallace Shawn), Dog Announcer (voice of Harry Shearer), Melvin Alien Dad (Fred Willard), Tina-Alien Mom (voice of Catherine O’Hara), Alien Cop (voice of Patrick Warburton), and Ace-Hollywood Chicken Little (voice of Adam West).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If a young child desperately needs entertainment, this film, while not a first choice pick, could serve those needs.

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