Chicken Little : 3 of 5
Even though I wasn't totally impressed with Disney's first CGI animated feature, of course I still had to buy the DVD, and it was definitely fun seeing it again. Once again, I have plenty of mixed opinions, but I tried to notice new things to enjoy (besides the ending "movie inside the movie", which is the best part of the entire film!). This time I noticed that the various close-ups of the characters were really well done, with nice detail and lighting, and plenty of subtle emotion. I was also impressed with Gary Marshall's voice work as Chicken Little's dad - it's so natural! Unfortunately, I still think the movie has too many pop references, and the whole plot shifts into War of the Worlds mode far too quickly. Anyway, the DVD has some nice deleted scenes, many in almost fully-rendered 3D (probably because the plot had some sudden changes during production), and it was nice to see just what Chicken Little as a girl would have looked like. There are several opening sequences, including a super-long one that involves a cooking show (of all things)! The obligatory documentary is way too short (but then again, I always complain about that!), but the silly little game was kind of fun this time around. It's always nice to have a new Disney DVD, but I'm hoping that the future holds much better movies for Disney!