Parents' Guide to

Chicken Little

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cute, sometimes-frantic movie has peril, potential scares.

Movie G 2005 77 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 2+

Devine cinema, but not a kids movie

It scared my 15 year old shoelace
3 people found this helpful.
age 9+

Skip it

Is not the level of a rated G movie. Lots of scary parts, weapons, sexual jokes.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (42):

It's not one of the best computer-animated features that Disney (and Pixar) has released, but in its way, it stands out by making the audience want to root for Chicken Little. He's the all-too-familiar "misfit kid" with an overactive imagination, a determination to practice at baseball until he improves, and a desire to win the unconditional love of his father. Without these elements, this would be just another formulaic movie with hammy celebrities providing the voices to personified animals.

This CHICKEN LITTLE reimagines the falling sky as invading aliens. For all its silliness and slapstick, the movie is unafraid to explore the pathos of Chicken Little's status as town pariah after scaring the town, his lack of natural ability at baseball, and the difficulties in his relationship with his father, a single parent. This quality helps keep the movie entertaining and interesting to parents as well as kids caught up in the humor of the action and voicings of the characters.

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