Chicken Little

Critics Consensus

Disney expends more effort in the technical presentation than in crafting an original storyline.



Total Count: 162


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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. And now, the young chicken is determined to restore his reputation, but just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head! Suspense, chaos and plenty of laughs ensue as Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic. This time, when it comes to saving the world, it helps to be a little chicken.


Zach Braff
as Chicken Little
Garry Marshall
as Buck Cluck
Patrick Stewart
as Mr. Woolensworth
Joan Cusack
as Abby Mallard
Amy Sedaris
as Foxy Loxy
Don Knotts
as Mayor Turkey Lurkey
Steve Zahn
as Runt of the Litter
Wallace Shawn
as Principal Fetchit
Harry Shearer
as Dog Announcer
Fred Willard
as Melvin, Alien Dad
Catherine O'Hara
as Tina, Alien Mom
Adam West
as Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little
Mark Walton
as Goosey Loosey
Mark Dindal
as Morkubine Porcupine/Coach
Dan Molina
as Fish Out of Water
Joe Whyte
as Rodriguez/Acorn Mascot/Umpire
Sean Elmore
as Kirby, Alien Kid
Evan Dunn
as Kirby, Alien Kid
Matthew Josten
as Kirby, Alien Kid
Kelly Hoover
as Mama Runt
Will Finn
as Hollywood Fish
Dara McGarry
as Hollywood Abby
Mark Kennedy
as Hollywood Runt
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Critic Reviews for Chicken Little

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (60) | Rotten (102)

  • Animation fans will find this worth the wait, though apparently there's no story-generating software that can tap into the dark recesses of a child's psyche as cannily as Uncle Walt once did.

    Nov 16, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Line by line, scene by scene, visual gag by visual gag, this picture is disappointing: underpowered and dull, even for kids.

    Feb 11, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Only a singularly subversive sidekick, a Streisand-obsessed porker (Zahn), makes this movie stand out from a host of other mediocre animated kids' flicks.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    David Fear

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Alas, no amount of pop-culture in-jokes and cutesy characters can conceal the fact there isn't enough story to sustain a film even of this limited duration.

    Jan 24, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith
    Top Critic
  • The writing, however, lets the whole thing down.

    Jan 17, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Traditional cel animation may be dead, but it'll be remembered fondly. Pop ephemera like Chicken Little is more likely to be smiled at once, then instantly forgotten.

    Dec 6, 2005

    Tasha Robinson

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Chicken Little

  • Dec 27, 2015
    I guess the sky won't be falling anymore after all the weirdness this Chicken Little have done. Disney should've done better on the story while they were making way for their first CGI film.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2012
    Utter Disney failure, I don't even see the point of having this film being released. It's an animal farm+ cry wolf kinda story that involves ALIENS for no apparent reasons. The jokes were not funny at all, animation was ugly, characterisation failed, there was no development, only pure stupidity
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I loved this as a kid, but now its stupid. Dumb story, animation, and voice acting. On the posotive this movie is funny and the characters are fun.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2011
    Chicken Little tries entirely too hard to emulate what makes both Pixar and DreamWorks animated pictures successful: pop culture references tying into the overall story. There are a plethora of pop songs-both new and old-on display, though most are terribly obvious (such as "It's the End of the World as We Know It" when an alien invasion begins). The characters are similarly obvious, stereotypes all. The misunderstood youngster. The adults who don't listen. The bullies. The over confident ones. And so on. The animation is just fine, as it usually is, even if the flashy pyrotechnics are unable to make the tired story go down easier. Despite all that, I will give the film a point or two for trying to do something with the chicken little story to bring it into the modern age. I'm not wild about the War of the Worlds homage at the end or the other million cliches packed into the sub-90 minute film, however.
    Jason V Super Reviewer

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