Chicken Little

Synopsis: After Chicken Little causes widespread panic--when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky--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. 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.
Director(s): Mark Dindal
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  4 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

[male voice clears throat]

Now, where to begin? [clicks tongue]

How 'bout, "Once upon a time"?

[door slams]

How many times have you heard

that to begin a story?

Let's do somethin' else.

[gasps] I got it, I got it,

here we go.

Here's how to open a movie!

[singing in African language]

No, I don't think so.

It sounds familiar. Doesn't it, to you?

Oh, no, no, not the book.

How many have seen

"opening the book" before?

- [brakes screech]

- Close the book. We're not doing that.

Here's what we're gonna do.

Here's what we're gonna do.

Why don't I just go back to the day

things took a turn for the worse?

Run for your Iives!

Everyone run for cover!

SOS! Mayday! Mayday!

Code red! Duck and cover!

You're all in danger!

- Ah!

- [babies crying]


[Chicken Little] Run for cover!

[steer bellows]

- Run for your Iives!

- [squealing]

- [ringing]

- [siren wails]

Emergency! Emergency!



- Whoa!

- Aaah!

[babies crying]

Look out! Take cover!

[# Raiders of the Lost Ark Theme]

[car horns honking]


[Chicken Little] Run for cover!

[coughs] Chicken Little!

What is it? What's going on?

The sky is falling!

The sky is falling!

- The sky is falling?

- Are you crazy?

No, no, no!

It's true! Come with me!

No. Son? What?

It happened under the old oak tree!

I'm not making this up. It's here.

[stammering] There's a piece

of the sky somewhere...

...somewhere on the ground.

It was shaped Iike that!

- It Iooks Iike a stop sign?

- Yes!

Only it doesn't say "stop"

and it's blue and it has a cloud on it.

And it hit me on the head!

- It Iooked Iike a stop sign.

- Wait! What's that?

- Son, is this what hit you?

- What?

Oh, no, Dad. It was

definitely a piece of the sky!

Piece of the sky. It's OK, everyone!

- Dad, no.

- There's been, Iike, a Iittle mistake.

It was just an acorn that-that

hit my son. A Iittle acorn.

- No! Dad, no.

- Quiet, son.

This is embarrassing enough already.

Chicken Little! What were you thinkin'?

Why put your town's safety in jeopardy?

How could you mistake

a stop sign for an acorn?

- But it... a big acorn Ievel fluh.

- What did he say?

- A big acorn Ievel fluh...

- [reporter 2] It was a big acorn?

- [reporter 3] An ape throwing coleslaw?

- A big acorn Ievel fluh...

[man] Gesundheit!

Ladies and gentlemen,

it's just gibberish,

- gibberish of an insane person.

- Come on, Buck!

Your kid went

and scared us all half to death!

Well, what can I tell you,

folks, my son,

you know... Kids do crazy stuff.

You have kids. It's...

No, Dad. It wasn't an acorn.

It was... it was a piece of the sky.

Really, it was.

You gotta believe me.

[chuckling] A movie. A movie.

They're makin' a movie.

When? When will everybody

forget your big mistake?

When? When will everybody

forget your big mistake?

First it was all over the papers,

then they wrote a book about it,

then the book on tape,

then the board game,

the spoons with your face on it...

...and the Web site,

the commemorative plates.

...and the Web site,

the commemorative plates.

- You saw them, right?

- Yeah. I saw them.

Can't eat off 'em.

- They're not microwave-safe.

- You saw the billboards?

I saw them.

Ha! There's a bumper sticker.

I knew it was only a matter of time.

Billboards I could Iive with.

Posters I could even Iive with.

But a bumper sticker.

It's... it's Iike glued on forever.

It doesn't matter. You know why?

Because I've got a plan.

Yeah, about that.

Well, remember how I told you

it would be better for you to Iay Iow,

don't call attention to yourself?

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Mark Dindal

Mark L. Dindal (born 1960) is an American effects animator, film director, and screenwriter who directed Cats Don't Dance (1997), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Chicken Little (2005). He worked in many Disney projects as an effects animator, and also led the special effects for several classic films, such as The Little Mermaid (1989) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990). more…

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