Chicken Little

Help! Help! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Whatever happened to the old Disney Classics like "Bambi", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" or "Cinderella?" Or even the modern classics like "Tarzan", "The Little Mermaid", "Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast?" As it seems since Disney created "Tarzan", the company has slowly lost its' knack for storytelling. No longer the collosal giant that could capture the imagination of adults and children alike, without the aid of a certain Pixar company. No, as it seems, Disney has proven with this film, that it is nothing without Pixar. Indeed, whatever happened to memorable songs like, "Be our guest" or "A whole new world", they are now replaced by the Spice Girls song, "If you want to be my lover..." Yeah, they've gotten that bad. The mighty have fallen. "Chicken Little" is basically an extended version of the classic kids story, where a baby chicken starts to think the sky is falling when an acorn hits him in the head. However, as luck would have it, it turns out to a bunch of aliens on a vacation trip through Earth. Unfortunately, the aliens leave their son behind, by accident, and rage war against the Earthlings, so it's up to Chicken Little and his misfit friends to save the day. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, there's a moral about how Chicken Little feels his father never supports him and such. A real moment for Opera, I'm sure. The story to me seemed a bit bland and uninteresting to say the least. While the characters were mildly ammusing, I don't think I would've paid money to see this in a theatre. As for the computer animation, I think we've come to a point to where a film has to have some substance now in order to be good, when using computer animation. Overall, this film may be fun for the kiddies, but if you're expecting the same magic as Disney's other films like "Lion King" and such, then I swear you'll be disappointed.

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