Chicken Little (2005)
Have you ever waken up to a day when nothing you ever did was right? Like totally screwing the tiny little ordinary things of everyday life? Now consider Chicken Little's woes. He has a father who was his school, nay, his town's athletic sensation during his school days. Chicken Little was not only born "teeny-weeny" but he also lacks the physical prowess his dad has and growing up in a small and closely-knit community of Oakey Oaks, doesn't help at all. He has become the butt of jokes of his classmates and friends ever since his fiasco with "a piece of sky has fallen" incident. And since then, he has not done any good deed to make his father proud of him.
To make the matters worse, Chicken Little has teamed up with a bunch of losers for friends. But whatever Chicken Little lacks in stature, he more than compensates for magnanimity of heart and dauntless courage. Eventhough his own father has given up on him, Chicken Little dreams big and hopes high, often against all odds and against all expectations.
A year after the humiliating experience of the waking the whole town to a "false" emergency case, Chicken Little resolves to make one day of his life just right and win back the town's respect and restore his father's belief in him. He was given that chance one day only to lose it again the next. But there is really no stopping this littlest but incurably optimist little fellow when he and his friends try to rescue their town, and the whole planet from planetary takeover of ferocious aliens.
A very touching scene in the film is the one involving a confrontation between Chicken Little and his father. It's amazing how a cartoon can make one cry and resonate with the reality that we need our loved ones to believe in us in order for us to do extraordinary things. This film restores our trust to that deep, intimate and divine love we feel towards people who make us BIG, especially when we feel very small.
Chicken Little: They say that having no closure can lead to molting, and? and I'm already small enough as it is and I don't think I can handle being bald!
Directed by Mark Dindal.