Chicken Little

Featured In Issue 120, May 2007

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An insane little chicken who cried wolf one too many times soon has reason for the town to believe him. A year after creating widespread public panic in Oakey Oaks, Chicken Little has really worked hard at earning the trust of the town once again. But when the sky really does fall in the form of an alien invasion, Chicken Little has a bigger excuse than an acorn to alert the other Oakey Oaksters. (Suzanne Hodges)

The new special features on this Blu-ray Disc version of Chicken Little include an interactive Filmmaker Q & A, where you are given the chance to ask the filmmakers questions at any time during the movie; audio commentary with Director Mark Dindal, Producer Randy Fullmer, and Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Goldberg; a movie showcase; an Alien Invasion Game; and four new deleted scenes with optional introduction. Also included are some of the original DVD features: four deleted scenes with optional introduction, a "Shake Your Tail Feather" music video by The Cheetah Girls, the Barenaked Ladies' music video for "One Little Slip," a karaoke and separate sing-along for "One Little Slip," an 18-minute chaptered making-of featurette, the Easter Egg: Runt Of The Litter, and the Easter Egg: Foxy Loxy.

The 1.78:1 Blu-ray Disc looks surprisingly natural, with well-balanced colors, good dimensionality to the image, and well-resolved details in the many different textures. Black levels are not overly deep, but details in the shadows are easy to make out. This is an enjoyable high-definition image. (Danny Richelieu)

The uncompressed linear PCM 5.1-channel encoding provides pristine fidelity and superb dynamic range. Dialogue can sound slightly forward, as often is the case with animated titles. The mix is exciting, and phantom imaging around the room is delivered well. (Danny Richelieu)