History YMMV / ChickenLittle

21st Sep '17 6:56:32 AM TommyTiger
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** Buck is presented as a desperate father coping with the loss of his wife and trying to do what's best for his son despite his unpopularity. What he ''comes off as'' is a [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] bum who will only come to his son's aid [[ItsAllAboutMe when it seems to benefit him]].

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** Buck is presented as a desperate father coping with the loss of his wife and trying to do what's best for his son despite his unpopularity. What he ''comes off as'' is a [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] bum who will only come to his son's aid [[ItsAllAboutMe when it seems to benefit him]]. That being said, Buck apologizes sincerely to his son after he [[CallingTheOldManOut calls him out on ignoring him]], joins him on his quest to save the town, and even saves him by fist-fighting the aliens who tried to capture him.
21st Sep '17 6:44:40 AM TommyTiger
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** Buck's highly questionable parenting.

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** Buck's highly questionable parenting.parenting may be bad, but certainly not bad enough to warrant people making him out to look like an outright abusive sociopath, or even ''one of the most evil Disney characters''..



* WTHCastingAgency: The voice actors of Chicken, Abby and Runt [[VocalDissonance don't even attempt to sound like kids]], though the film never is clear on whether they're supposed to be young children or teenagers. This can be justified since WordOfGod states that Chicken Little (at least) is a "teenager" around 12-13 years old. And what was the point of casting Patrick Stewart for barely over a minute of dialogue (other than [[RuleOfCool Patrick Stewart is]] ''[[RuleOfCool awesome]]'', of course)?

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* WTHCastingAgency: The voice actors of Chicken, Abby and Runt [[VocalDissonance don't even attempt to sound like kids]], though the film never is clear on whether they're supposed to be young children or teenagers. This can be justified since WordOfGod states that Chicken Little (at least) is a "teenager" around 12-13 years old. And what was the point of casting Patrick Stewart for barely over a minute of dialogue has no point (other than [[RuleOfCool Patrick Stewart is]] ''[[RuleOfCool awesome]]'', of course)?course).
8th Sep '17 12:36:37 PM DaFlabbagasta
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8th Sep '17 12:26:32 PM DaFlabbagasta
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** Fish Out of Water is also generally well-liked by both the movie's fans and detractors, and is often singled out as the movie's most likable character.
18th Aug '17 5:01:44 PM Retloclive
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** Buck's highly questionable parenting.
18th Aug '17 2:24:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Disney doing a Creator/DreamWorks style film? Probably the reason why this film is Disney's lowest point.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Disney doing a Creator/DreamWorks style film? Probably the reason why this film is widely considered Disney's lowest point.
15th Aug '17 5:21:19 AM Oecchi
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: You can tell this film was trying (and failed, considering the company the film was released by) to emulate [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation DreamWorks]]' then-huge brand of snarky, in-your-face "edgy" humor by just how cynical it is, from how the main character is bullied by his entire town, his father being openly ashamed of him and passively having one character be [[MindRape mind raped]]. It doesn't help that the film was conceived out of [[ExecutiveMeddling Michael Eisner]]'s hatred of DreamWorks founder/Disney Renaissance alumnus Jeffrey Katzenberg, and this was his attempt to beat [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame at his own game]]..

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: You can tell this film was trying (and failed, considering the company the film was released by) to emulate [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation DreamWorks]]' then-huge brand of snarky, in-your-face "edgy" humor by just how cynical it is, from how the main character is bullied by his entire town, his father being openly ashamed of him and passively having one character be [[MindRape mind raped]]. It doesn't help that the film was conceived out of [[ExecutiveMeddling Michael Eisner]]'s hatred of DreamWorks founder/Disney Renaissance alumnus Jeffrey Katzenberg, and this was his attempt to beat [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame at his own game]]..game]]. However, these factors make the film too mean-spirited in tone for most people to really enjoy.
4th Aug '17 5:48:57 PM annette12
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* RonTheDeathEater: Sure, Buck was a [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic jerk]] in the film, but many reviewers make him out to look like an outright abusive sociopath. The [[TheWikiRule Disney Wiki]]'s article on him [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Buck_Cluck?direction=prev&oldid=2400862 was once written]] to make him out into the main villain and even lists "neglecting his son" under his likes before being edited to be more neutral.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Sure, Buck was a [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic jerk]] in the film, but many reviewers make him out to look like an outright abusive sociopath. The [[TheWikiRule Disney Wiki]]'s article on him [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Buck_Cluck?direction=prev&oldid=2400862 was once written]] to make him out into the main villain and even lists "neglecting his son" under his likes before being edited to be more neutral. Many people (see youtube comments) actually label him as ''one of the most evil Disney characters''.
25th Jul '17 6:37:43 PM jormis29
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** Fans of hand-drawn animation have pointed to this film as proof that Disney would never be as good as it once was after shutting down the 2D unit to focus solely on CGI, although it hasn't been as big of a deal since Disney all but disowned this movie and has since made better-received CGI ones, including ''{{Disney/Frozen}},'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph,'' ''BigHero6,'' and ''{{Zootopia}},'' the last of which also used a cast of PettingZooPeople but was much more successful with audiences and critics than this movie.

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** Fans of hand-drawn animation have pointed to this film as proof that Disney would never be as good as it once was after shutting down the 2D unit to focus solely on CGI, although it hasn't been as big of a deal since Disney all but disowned this movie and has since made better-received CGI ones, including ''{{Disney/Frozen}},'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph,'' ''BigHero6,'' ''Disney/BigHero6,'' and ''{{Zootopia}},'' ''Disney/{{Zootopia}},'' the last of which also used a cast of PettingZooPeople but was much more successful with audiences and critics than this movie.
16th Jul '17 12:39:06 AM NWolfman
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** Hell, this can apply to the [[ApatheticCitizens townfolk]] as a whole. Especially during the AlienInvasion scene. You're supposed to feel sorry for them? Too bad! Cheer as they get seemingly [[AssholeVictim vaporized by the aliens]].

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** Hell, this can apply to After watching Chicken Little get bullied by the [[ApatheticCitizens townfolk]] as a whole. Especially during for most of the AlienInvasion scene. You're supposed to movie, there's a good chance you won't feel sorry for them? Too bad! Cheer as they get seemingly them getting [[AssholeVictim vaporized by the aliens]].



* WTHCastingAgency: The voice actors of Chicken, Abby and Runt [[VocalDissonance don't even attempt to sound like kids]], though the film never is clear on whether they're supposed to be young children or teenagers. This can be justified since WordOfGod states that Chicken Little (at least) is a "teenager" around 12-13 years old. And what was the point of casting Patrick Stewart for barely over a minute of dialogue (other than [[OneSceneWonder Patrick Stewart is ''awesome'', of course]])?

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* WTHCastingAgency: The voice actors of Chicken, Abby and Runt [[VocalDissonance don't even attempt to sound like kids]], though the film never is clear on whether they're supposed to be young children or teenagers. This can be justified since WordOfGod states that Chicken Little (at least) is a "teenager" around 12-13 years old. And what was the point of casting Patrick Stewart for barely over a minute of dialogue (other than [[OneSceneWonder [[RuleOfCool Patrick Stewart is ''awesome'', is]] ''[[RuleOfCool awesome]]'', of course]])?course)?
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