History Disney / ChickenLittle

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.
27th Mar '16 9:44:28 PM jameygamer
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* FollowTheLeader: It's hard not to notice that the film is aping the ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' formula to a T, except of course without the strong anti-Disney overtones of the first ''Shrek'' film.
** The story and characters themselves draw several heavy parallels to that of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', as noticed by one YouTube commenter, who said the following:
-->They are both the exact same story: a short, intelligent protagonist tries to strengthen his reputation when aliens invade. And if you don't believe me there, Chicken Little recycles the "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" plot point for point:\\
They both start with the main character making a mistake. (Jimmy Neutron contacts aliens without his parents' permission/ Chicken Little thinks the sky is falling)\\
They both miss the bus while being ridiculed and a pop song plays. (Jimmy Neutron Theme by BowlingForSoup/ One Little Slip by BarenakedLadies)\\
They both have a scene in their school where major and minor characters are introduced (show and tell/ role call and dodge-ball fight)\\
Both main characters have a jetpack (Jimmy's is his backpack/ Chicken Little's is a soda)\\
Both accidentally get in trouble with their parents (Jimmy flies a jet-pack in the house/ Chicken Little pulls the fire alarm)\\
Both go against the norm to win over their peers without parental favor. (Jimmy sneaks out to Retroland/ Chicken Little joins the baseball team)\\
Both wish upon a star (Jimmy wishes for life without adults/ Chicken Little wishes for Buck's love)\\
Aliens invade (the Yokians steal all the adults in Retroville/ the aliens in Chicken Little come for... unexplained reasons)\\
The main character has a scene of them having a good time (Jimmy and friends enjoy life without parental control/ Chicken little wins the baseball championship)\\
Both discover evidence of an alien invasion (Jimmy finds the note that doesn't match his parents' handwriting/ Chicken Little found a piece of the sky)\\
Both try to confront the aliens (Jimmy organizes all the kids to build spaceships and travel to another planet/ the fish gets captured and Chicken Little chases the spaceship)\\
Both have a scene where the main character explores the aliens' culture (Jimmy witnesses the Yokiens' advancements/ \\
The aliens find out about the main characters and attack (the Yokiens capture Jimmy and the kids/ the aliens in Chicken Little flat-out attack the town)\\
Both main characters have a heart-to-heart speech during the threat (Cindy talks Jimmy into breaking them out/ Buck and Chicken Little make up during the invasion)\\
They both stop the aliens while giving a monologue (Jimmy gets offended by the aliens making fun of his size/ Chicken Little and Buck convince the alien leader to be a better parent)\\
The obnoxious girl is no longer a threat (Cindy vows to not be cruel to Jimmy anymore/ Foxy Loxy has her entire personality altered)\\
In the end, itís all a misunderstanding (Jimmy apologizes to his parents/ the aliens just came to pick acorns)\\
And the characters are the exact same in both movies as well:\\
A short protagonist who is more intelligent than all the rest of the town (Jimmy Neutron/ Chicken Little)\\
Parents that donít understand the protagonistís ideas (Hugh and Judy Neutron/ Buck Cluck)\\
An entire town that ridicules him (Retroville/ Oakey Oaks)\\
An obnoxious girl who gains pleasure from ridiculing him (Cindy Vortex/ Foxy Loxy) and her unneeded sidekick (Libby Folfax/ Goosey Loosey)\\
A few losers who are the main characterís only friends, including a fat one (Carl Wheezer/ Runt of the Litter) and a weirdo (Sheen Estevez/ Fish out of Water and Abby Mallard)\\
An annoying teacher (Miss Fowl/ Mr. Woolensworth)\\
A cool kid with a VERY minor role (Nick Dean/ Morkubine Porcupine)\\
Aliens that attack due to a misunderstanding (the Yokians/ the aliens from Chicken Little, whatever theyíre called) including their overly angry leader (King Goobot/ Kirbyís father) and and an a really annoying one (Ooblar/ Kirby)\\
One last note that makes them similar is that they both have good CGI animation, but nothing Disney or Dreamworks quality. And they both have soundtracks composed entire of pop songs.
11th Jan '16 11:32:45 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* SouthernBelle: Foxy Loxy gets [[MindRape mindraped]] into one in the ending, and [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop they keep her like that.]]
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