Released in 3D in selected theaters on the same day as general release of the regular version.
In early May 2003, Disney studio chief David Stainton put this film on hold while the story was reworked, indefinitely delaying the release date. Stainton commented that "there's a point in every movie where the whole thing falls apart, that moment where you look at it and say, 'We have to retrench.' It was that time."
Budgeted at an estimated $60 million.
In the original fable at which this film was adapted from, Foxy Loxy was a male fox. Here, the fox was changed into a female.
If there is an all-time worst Disney animated feature in the modern era, Chicken Little would have to be it. This was the result of Michael Eisner's grand decree that all Disney feature films will be computer generated 3D. And the first film out the gates of Buena Vista Street was this...
Chicken Little came out in the middle of the tense negotiations between Disney and Pixar (which Eisner seemed bent on destroying, too.). Eisner needed a strong contender at the Box Office to remain a player in the negotiations. If the film failed, Pixar could write it's own ticket with Disney.
The final result was in the middle somewhere, but not decisive. The film was a modest success, but with a low budget, it made money. With no clear victor in the Pixar/Disney war, both sides folded. Disney bought Pixar outright, Eisner walked away, and let the Pixar management take over Disney.
The film does prove one thing, though. Its the story, not the medium in which the story is delivered.
- "Stir It Up," Written by Danny Sembello and Alta Sherral Willis (Allee Willis), Performed by Patti LaBelle and Joss Stone, Produced by Mark Hammond, Recorded by Dave Dillbeck, Mixed by Serban Ghenea, Patti LaBelle Appears Courtesy of Def Soul Classics/Island Def Jam, Joss Stone Appears Courtesy of EMI Music North America;
- "One Little Slip," Written by Ed Robertson and Steven Page, Performed by Barenaked Ladies, Produced by Jim Scott and Barenaked Ladies, Recorded by Jim Scott, Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge;
- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Performed by Diana Ross, Courtesy of Motown Records, Under License from Universal Music Enterprises;
- "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin;
- "It's the End of the World as We Know It," Written by William Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills and Michael Stipe, Performed by R.E.M., Courtesy of IRS Records, Under License from EMI Film & Television Music;
- "We are the Champions," Written by Frederick Mercury;
- "All I Know," Written by Jimmy Webb, Produced by John Ondrasik, Performed by Five for Fighting, Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf, Five for Fighting Appears Courtesy of Aware/Columbia Records;
- "Shake a Tail Feather," Written by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice and Andre Williams, Performed by The Cheetah Girls, Produced by Robbie Buchanan, Recorded by Pieter Schlosser, Mixed by Nathaniel Kunkel, The Cheetah Girls Appear Courtesy of Walt Disney Records;
- "Nants' Ingonyama," Music and Lyrics by Hans Zimmer and Lebo M.;
- "Raiders of the Lost Ark Theme," Written and Performed by John T. Williams, Courtesy of Lucasfilm, Ltd.;
- "Gonna Make You Sweat," Written by Robert Clivills and Frederick (Freedom) Williams, Performed by C & C Music Factory, Courtesy of Columbia Records, By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment;
- "I Will Survive," Written by Dino Fekaris and Frederick Perren;
- "Stayin' Alive," Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb;
- "Wannabe," Written by Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geraldine Halliwell, Matthew Rowbottom and Richard Stannard;
- "It's Too Late," Written by Carole King and Toni Kalhrin Stern;
- "Lollipop," Written by Julius Dixon and Beverly Ross.
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This was the 46th film in the official Disney list of animated films.