The 2005 animated comedy “Chicken Little” from Walt Disney Pictures was directed by Mark Dindal with the screenplay written by Mark Kennedy, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman and Ron Anderson. Starring: Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts, Patrick Stewart, Amy Sedaris, Steve Zahn, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Patrick Warburton, Adam West, Mark Walton and Mark Dindal.
An old story that illustrates the importance of getting your facts straight before you make a statement that affects other people’s lives. This computer-animated comedy, the age old story that shows what happens when panic is allowed to take over receives a high-tech makeover.
Chicken Little (voiced by Zach Braff) is a humble, somewhat timid young fowl living in the town of Oakley Oaks who is caught up in an embarrassing situation when he overreacts to a falling acorn that strikes his head. Without rhyme or reason he assumes that the sky is falling and starts a panic when he warns everyone that the sky has started to collapse. Once the frantic running about ends, everyone is confused and irritated that Chicken Little disrupted daily life in their peaceful little town.
Fortunately for everyone in the town, Chicken Little was wrong, and as a result caused a lot of embarrassment for his father, Buck Cluck (voiced by Garry Marshall). Unfortunately the incident has made Chicken Little the laughing stock of the town and although he is doing his best, it’s not easy living down this type of blunder.
Standing by him in the true test of friendship is Abby Mallard (voiced by Joan Cusack), Runt of the Litter (voiced by Steve Zahn), and Fish out of Water which gives Chicken Little a bit of relief, doing their best to lift his spirits, but Foxy Loxy (voiced by Amy Sedaris), the school’s star athlete uses every chance she gets to tease Chicken Little unmercifully.
All of this has Chicken Little pretty frustrated as he searches for the truth. But as Chicken Little continues trying to mend his tattered reputation, it appears that fate has other plans. When he discovers that the sky really IS beginning to fall in strange, hexagonal chunks and this time he is not over-reacting to an acorn, it more like aliens. Now Chicken Little is faced with real challenge of convincing a dubious public that this time he really is telling the truth.