History YMMV / ChickenLittle

17th Mar '17 12:19:52 AM NWolfman
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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]].
** The fact that [[ExecutiveMeddling Michael Eisner]] wanted to push for this style just to beat DreamWorks founder/Disney Renaissance alumnus Jeffrey Katzenberg [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame at his own game]] doesn't help matters.

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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]].
** The fact
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3rd Mar '17 6:04:05 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: The film was very obviously trying to capitalize on the snarky, more cynical approach that had worked so well for Dreamworks in their previous works, as seen in Michael Eisner's rivalry with Jeffrey Katzenberg. The studio very quickly found out that this is not what their audiences wanted from Disney, and have since made a point to avoid this approach in their later movies.
3rd Mar '17 5:57:21 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Music/REM's "It's the End of the World (As We Know It)" playing over the AlienInvasion.


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* TakeThatScrappy: Given all the abuse they deal to Chicken Little, odds are you will not feel sorry for the townspeople when the aliens come to terrorize and seemingly vaporize them.
1st Mar '17 12:07:06 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Morkubine Pocupine, who despite being prominently featured in so many posters and ads gets all of three lines in the whole film.
28th Feb '17 3:18:43 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* DorkAge: The end result of the studio's worst one since ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' and is universally considered the lowest point for the DisneyAnimatedCanon. The good news is the studio finally took notice and did something about it.

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* DorkAge: The end result of the studio's worst one since ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and is universally considered the lowest point for the DisneyAnimatedCanon. The good news is the studio finally took notice and did something about it.
23rd Feb '17 1:44:35 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Disney's attempt to emulate Dreamworks with its "edgier" humor and more mean-spirited tone, and also the last time they'd ever try it. Ironically, it came on the heels of the time where this approach at Dreamworks had begun to fall out of favor with audiences, with their shift to more family-friendly productions in the years that followed.
22nd Feb '17 9:31:41 PM superboy313
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** Hell, this can apply to the [[{{Jerkass}} townfolk]] as a whole during the AlienInvasion. Even the aliens seem a LOT more relatable and them zapping them could be them [[AssholeVictim giving the people what they deserve]].

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** Hell, this can apply to the [[{{Jerkass}} [[ApatheticCitizens townfolk]] as a whole whole. Especially during the AlienInvasion. Even the aliens seem a LOT more relatable and them zapping them could be them AlienInvasion scene. You're supposed to feel sorry for them? Too bad! Cheer as they get seemingly [[AssholeVictim giving vaporized by the people what they deserve]].aliens]].
20th Feb '17 6:24:55 PM superboy313
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** Runt of the Litter, not only a boring FatComicRelief but for using [[DesignatedVillain Foxy Loxy]]'s MindRape [[{{Squick}} to involuntarily make her]] ''[[MoralEventHorizon his girlfriend]]''.

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** Runt of the Litter, not only a boring FatComicRelief but for using [[DesignatedVillain Foxy Loxy]]'s MindRape [[{{Squick}} to involuntarily make her]] ''[[MoralEventHorizon ''[[WhatTheHellHero his girlfriend]]''.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: 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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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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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]].him]].
** Hell, this can apply to the [[{{Jerkass}} townfolk]] as a whole during the AlienInvasion. Even the aliens seem a LOT more relatable and them zapping them could be them [[AssholeVictim giving the people what they deserve]].
19th Feb '17 12:32:20 PM WanderingBrowser
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'''The 1943 Disney Short'''
* 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.
13th Jan '17 4:30:59 AM king3000
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** The townspeople for publicly shaming Chicken Little because he made an innocent mistake.

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** The townspeople for publicly shaming Chicken Little because he made an innocent mistake.mistake, and for being all around unpleasant people in general.
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