These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Critical Dissonance: The film received generally negative reviews from critics, and many Disney fans, in retrospect, consider it one of the weakest films in the Disney Animated Canon. Despite this, the film made $135 million at the domestic box office (their biggest domestic hit since Lilo & Stitch) and $314 million worldwide (their biggest worldwide hit since Dinosaur).
Designated Villain: Foxy Loxy. Okay she's a schoolyard bully and a jerk, but she's the one who gets the baseball team to the finals and she actually did try to act heroic when the aliens invaded. Apparently she deserved to suffer Mind Rape and nobody seems to care.
Dude, Not Funny!: The lemmings joke; not only was Disney responsible for creating the mass suicide myth, it did this by pushing lemmings off a cliff during the production of White Wilderness. Basically, it made a joke about something horrible it did many years ago.
Foxy Loxy gets turned nice, docile, and perfectly feminine against her will, but everyone's happy with that, especially the guy that adopts her to be his girlfriend when she's too brain-fried to protest.
Any parent would do anything to protect their child, such as blow up an innocent planet that has nothing to do with their child's disappearance. There's some good strong family values!
Governments have nothing better to do than to invade another planet in search of a single child.
The moral of the original? "Don't get caught up in hysteria because one guy said something crazy." The moral of this film? "THAT GUY WAS TOTALLY RIGHT RUN FOR IT!"
Girl-Show Ghetto: The original story treatment of Chicken Little had a female protagonist, but Michael Eisner suggested a movie about a male Chicken Little would appeal to more people. The final film became a black sheep of the Disney Animated Canon, though it seems hard to tell whether or not the original plan would have fared better.
The fact that as of May 2014, the two highest-grossing CGI movies in the Disney Animated Canon (Tangled and Frozen) have female protagonists might make Eisner's doubt Hilarious in Hindsight.
Never Live It Down: Fans of Disney's hand drawn animation often cite this movie as an example as to why Disney should abandon CGI animation, and go back to traditional animation.
Padding: The whole business with baseball could have been dropped without having to substantially rewrite the rest of the film.
Roger Ebert: He joins the town baseball team, but even though he plays in the big game, this sequence feels, frankly, as if the plot is killing time. That's because it is... As a general rule, if a movie is not about baseball or space aliens, and you have to use them anyway, you should have started with a better premise.
The Scrappy: Buck, due to being a rather horrible parent for the majority of the film and only supporting his son when it seems to suit him.
WTH, Casting Agency?: The voice actors of Chicken, Abby and Runt 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. And what was the point of casting Patrick Stewart for barely over a minute of dialogue?
According to Word of God, Chicken Little (at least) is a "teenager" around 12-13 years old. Not as bad as some might have thought, but Vocal Dissonance nonetheless.
Unintentionally Sympathetic: Foxy Loxy is supposed to be an arrogant bully. But in the end she's basically mind raped into a Valley Girl identity. The fact that she also does very little to earn her reputation as a bully doesn't help.
The Woobie: Chicken Little, especially in the beginning.