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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Disney’s #1 Animated Movie of 2005
Is Coming To DVD!


Walt Disney Pictures’
CHICKEN LITTLE

Deleted Scenes Including 3 Alternate Openings, Music Videos,
Karaoke Sing-Along, Game, And More Bonus Features
Complement Brilliant Animation and All-Star Cast

On Disney DVD March 21, 2006

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BURBANK, Calif., January 20, 2006 –Disney’s #1 animated movie of 2005, CHICKEN LITTLE is coming to DVD March 21, 2006! A fantastic world of breathtaking action and laugh-out-loud fun, CHICKEN LITTLE is available for the first time on DVD loaded with exclusive, never-before-seen features – deleted scenes including three alternate openings, music videos from the wildly popular The Cheetah girls and BNL, “Where’s Fish?” trivia game, karaoke sing-along and more. Boasting side-splittingly funny vocal performances and a stand-out cast that includes red-hot star Zach Braff as Chicken Little, this is the must-have DVD that the whole family will enjoy over and over again.

Disney’s first fully computer generated animated feature, CHICKEN LITTLE employs cutting-edge animation techniques to continue Walt Disney Feature Animation’s legendary tradition of innovation, memorable characters and great stories. CHICKEN LITTLE is a dazzling, visually brilliant film unlike any that has been done before in animation, but true to Disney’s distinct filmmaking style, and the film continues the proud legacy of Disney animated classics.

Zach Braff (“Garden State,” TV’s “Scrubs”), brings his offbeat humor and explosive energy to the role of Chicken Little. Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “The Princess Diaries”) is Buck Cluck, Chicken Little’s good-hearted dad; Joan Cusack (“Ice Princess,” “The School of Rock”) is Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling); Steve Zahn (“Sahara,” “Happy, Texas”) takes on the big role of Runt of the Litter; and Chicken Little’s nemesis Foxy Loxy is voiced by Amy Sedaris (“Bewitched,” “Elf”). The film’s soundtrack boasts new performances by such popular recording artists as BNL, John Ondrasik, Patti LaBelle and Joss Stone, and The Cheetah Girls. Perfect for Easter gift-giving, CHICKEN LITTLE is available on DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) on March 21 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

DELETED SCENES
• These hilarious never-before-seen sequences didn’t make it into the final movie. Included are three alternate openings, which feature a “Chicken Little Storybook” concept, and another where Chicken Little is a girl!

MUSIC & MORE
"One Little Slip" Music Video
The film’s fun theme song, performed by BNL

“One Little Slip” Karaoke
Favorite characters from the movie move and groove to the BNL song “One Little Slip,” with words on-screen so viewers can follow along and sing the song themselves.

“One Little Slip” Sing-Along
For those too bashful to sing by themselves, this entertaining feature allows viewers to sing along with BNL’s vocals, also with words on-screen.

"Shake Your Tail Feather"
Music Video Performed By The Cheetah Girls

GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Where's Fish? Trivia Game
Viewers can help rescue Fish from the mysterious alien discs in this one or two player trivia game with a twist. Fish, riding on an alien disc, vanishes into the background and viewers must locate him by answering a trivia question. A correct answer scores viewers a point. A miss sends viewers to “go fish!”

BACKSTAGE DISNEY
Hatching Chicken Little: The Making Of The Movie
This fascinating featurette takes an inside look at Disney’s first fully computer generated animated in-house film, introduces the filmmakers and voice talent, and shares the process of bringing “Chicken Little” to life. Included are:

o The Incubation Period: The Story Behind The Story
Follows the evolution of the film’s story as it was created by Walt Disney Feature Animation.
o Cracking New Ground
Gives a glimpse inside the exciting new world of Disney’s first-ever fully computer generated animated feature.
o Birds Of A Feather: The Voices Behind The Characters
Behind-the-scenes with the fantastic vocal talents, including Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris and more.
o Rock-A-Doodle-Doo: The Music Of Chicken Little
Learn more about the film’s music and the composer John Debney, who scored the music for “The Passion of the Christ” and was a collaborator on Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove;” and the sizzling soundtrack artists BNL, John Ondrasik, Patti LaBelle and Joss Stone, and The Cheetah Girls.
o Ruling The Roost: A Day In The Life Of The Director
Join director Mark Dindal for a day of movie-making magic.

CHICKEN LITTLE’s supporting cast includes legendary comedian Don Knotts (“Pleasantville,” TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show”) as Mayor Turkey Lurkey; Harry Shearer (“This is Spinal Tap,” TV’s “The Simpsons,”) is the canine sports play-by-play commentator; Patrick Stewart (“X-Men,” TV’s “Star Trek The Next Generation”) is the sheepish high school teacher Mr. Woolensworth; Wallace Shawn (“The Incredibles,” “Toy Story 2”) is the high-strung high school Principal Fetchitt; Fred Williard (“Best In Show”) and Catherine O’Hara (“Waiting For Guffman”) are a pair of concerned alien parents, Melvin and Tina. Adam West (TV’s “Batman”) is the voice of Ace, Hollywood’s version of Chicken Little in the movie version of his life. Patrick Warburton, (“Kronk’s New Groove,” TV’s “Seinfeld”) provides a memorable cameo as the alien cop.

Synopsis:
Chicken Little (Zach Braff) caused big-time havoc in his hometown of Oakey Oaks by proclaiming that the sky was falling, when apparently it was not. Now, ridiculed by Foxy Loxy (Amy Sedaris) and the entire town, the plucky chicken tries his best to win the respect of his father, Buck Cluck (Garry Marshall). When he leads the local baseball team to an upset victory, Chicken Little becomes the toast of the town, but then he discovers… the sky really is falling! Fearful of once again being labeled crazy, Chicken Little enlists his closest pals – Runt of the Litter (Steve Zahn), Abby Mallard (Joan Cusack), and Fish Out of Water – to help him. Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world’s biggest hero is really a little chicken.

CHICKEN LITTLE’s story is by Mark Dindal and Mark Kennedy, screenplay written by Steve Bencich & Ron J. Friedman, and Ron Anderson. CHICKEN LITTLE is directed by Mark Dindal and produced by Randy Fullmer, the same talented filmmakers responsible for Disney’s zany 2000 animated comedy, The Emperor’s New Groove.

CHICKEN LITTLE Bonus Features


Two stills from the alternate opening sequence "Chicken Little Storybook."


A still from the trivia game "Where's Fish?"


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STREET DATE: MARCH 21, 2006
Direct Prebook: January 24, 2006
Distributor Prebook: February 7, 2006
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD)
Rated: “G”
Bonus materials not rated nor subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Feature running time: Approximately 81 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1, formatted for 16x9 TV screens
DVD sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DVD Languages: English audio, Spanish, French audio.
Close-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Not all technical specifications apply to all elements.

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Lady and the Tramp (50th Anniversary Platinum Edition, February 28)
My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Whisper of the Heart (March 7, 2006)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (April 4)
The Shaggy Dog & The Shaggy D.A. (March 7)
"Goof Troop" and "Quack Pack": Volume 1 DVDs (February 14, 2006)
"Dinosaurs": The Complete First and Second Seasons (May 2)
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Special Edition - April 11)
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Remember the Titans: Director's Cut (March 14)
Little House on the Prairie (2005 Miniseries - March 28)


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This DVD is enhanced with Disney’s FastPlay, an easy start-up feature that plays the movie and a selection of bonus features automatically, without using your remote control.

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Posted January 23, 2006 / Updated March 19, 2006.