History Disney / ChickenLittle

7th Apr '17 8:16:35 AM LB7979
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The aliens use a hexagon consistently as a shape - most notably, the first sign of them is a hexagonal-shaped piece that falls out of the sky, and the entrance to their space station is hexagonal-shaped. This is foreshadowed by Chicken Little's blanket as shown in the scene (in which he bonds with his father in his room) just preceding the entrance of the aliens: it has an hexagonal-shaped pattern, as shown [[http://imgur.com/bf5jWYz here]].
19th Feb '17 12:32:23 PM WanderingBrowser
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Don't believe everything you hear, don't blindly follow others, and don't let yourself be led by rumors, at the very least. None of them especially offensive to family morals, but the bleak way in which they're hammered home can be a little hard for small children -- and/or their parents! -- to stomach.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Though the narrator in the original version of the short is shocked by Foxy Loxy winning, most versions of the fairy tale actually end up with everyone (except, in some cases, Chicken Little) being eaten; only the most "Disneyfied" versions have them all get away safe. This may be why Jiminy Cricket's narration of the ending is far more cynical.
9th Nov '16 12:57:58 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Say what you want about Buck Cluck's parenting skills, but the old man can throw down.
30th Sep '16 7:36:34 PM ChrisX
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* DownerEnding: Pretty much every fowl from the farm ends up being eaten by Foxy Loxy.

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* DownerEnding: Pretty much every fowl (except Cocky Locky, who's knocked unconscious) from the farm ends up being eaten by Foxy Loxy.
17th Aug '16 3:33:43 AM WanderingBrowser
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Note: Disney had already adapted the Chicken Little story once, as an animated short parodying, of all things, Nazi propaganda. In a contrast to the source material the short has a DownerEnding with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guy winning]], which is {{lampshaded|trope}} by the narrator.

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Note: Disney had already adapted the Chicken Little story once, as an 1943 animated short parodying, of all things, Nazi propaganda. In a contrast to See the source material bottom of the short has a DownerEnding with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guy winning]], which is {{lampshaded|trope}} by the narrator.page for tropes relating to it.


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Disney's first attempt at adapting the Chicken Little story was a short in 1943, a wartime propaganda short lampooning Nazism and even some of Nazism's own propaganda. The initial draft made this explicit, with Foxy Loxy reading from ''Literature/MeinKampf'', but Walt Disney changed things to a less direct comparison in hopes of making the short better withstand the test of time. Though normally remembered for being broadcast on its own, it was also re-aired (alongside the "Bongo" segment from ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' and the short "Figaro and Cleo") as part of the 1955 anthology "Jiminy Cricket Presents Bongo".

Taking its cues from the bleaker interpretations of the base story, this short casts Foxy Loxy into the role of the villain protagonist, as he schemes to lure the poultry of a nearby farm from the safety of their yard to his cave.
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!!{{Trope}}s in the 1943 short:
* TheBadGuyWins: Foxy Loxy gets to eat all the poultry.
* BalloonBelly: Foxy Loxy sports a notably distended stomach in the short's ending.
* CunningLikeAFox: Foxy Loxy's intelligence allows him to play all the fowls for saps.
* DownerEnding: Pretty much every fowl from the farm ends up being eaten by Foxy Loxy.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Don't believe everything you hear, don't blindly follow others, and don't let yourself be led by rumors, at the very least. None of them especially offensive to family morals, but the bleak way in which they're hammered home can be a little hard for small children -- and/or their parents! -- to stomach.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Once the panic-stricken flock has fled into Foxy Loxy's cave, he wraps a napkin around his neck and shoots inside, blocking it off from within with a boulder. The next shot is of Foxy Loxy sucking a final wishbone clean before planting it in the ground next to the others, in a shot deliberately reminiscent of a wartime cemetary.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Though the narrator in the original version of the short is shocked by Foxy Loxy winning, most versions of the fairy tale actually end up with everyone (except, in some cases, Chicken Little) being eaten; only the most "Disneyfied" versions have them all get away safe. This may be why Jiminy Cricket's narration of the ending is far more cynical.
* OnlySaneMan: Cocky Locky the rooster is far smarter and more rational than the rest of the flock, easily discrediting Foxy Loxy's initial attempt to use Chicken Little to stir a panic. Consequently, Foxy Loxy's next plan is to discredit Cocky Locky and ultimately knock him out before the fowls make their panic-stricken flight from the farm to the fox's den.
* VillainProtagonist: Although he's unquestionably a bad guy, Foxy Loxy's plans drive the short.
17th May '16 10:11:23 AM rafi
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Fish looks to be dead, Runt gets scared & pulls out [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything two bags at once to breathe into]]. He turns out OK.
17th May '16 2:10:13 AM jameygamer
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This is the second single-story Disney Animated Feature after ''Disney/RobinHood'' to use anthropomorphic characters, and a third film with this concept, ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', is set for 2016.

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This is the second single-story Disney Animated Feature after ''Disney/RobinHood'' to use anthropomorphic characters, and a third film with this concept, ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', is set for was released in 2016.
13th May '16 10:11:21 AM HeroGal2347
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: InUniverse. The FilmWithinAFilm of ''Chicken Little'' completely twists all of the main characters. Adventurous CloudCuckoolander Fish is a Mr. Spock expy, panicky Runt is a stalwart boar, UglyCute but helpful Abby is stunning but helpless, and nerdy, {{Adorkable}} Chicken Little is an rugged ActionHero.
13th May '16 9:59:38 AM HeroGal2347
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* ForgottenFallenFriend: InUniverse. In the ''Chicken Little'' movie, Runt's character is killed while attacking the alien's. Chicken Little's character tearfully says that "he was my good friend"...and then plunges into a romantic scene with Abby's character.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: InUniverse. In the ''Chicken Little'' movie, Runt's character is killed while attacking the alien's.aliens. Chicken Little's character tearfully says that "he was my good friend"...and then plunges into a romantic scene with Abby's character.
13th May '16 9:58:30 AM HeroGal2347
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Chicken Little repeatedly struggles with derision and mistrust from friends, family, and all who know him. Also, his mom is dead.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Chicken Little repeatedly struggles with derision and mistrust from friends, family, and all who know him. Also, his mom is dead. But in the end, his "crazy talk" is vindicated, he becomes a hero to the town, he gets a better relationship with his dad, and he and Abby become a couple.



* ForgottenFallenFriend: InUniverse. In the ''Chicken Little'' movie, Runt's character is killed while attacking the alien's. Chicken Little's character tearfully says that "he was my good friend"...and then plunges into a romantic scene with Abby's character.



* FurryReminder: Various animals are shown dropping furry reminders from time to time.

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* FurryReminder: Various animals are shown dropping furry reminders doing things that pertain to their species from time to time.
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