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Psihala
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I saw this movie not to long ago (and it was very funny btw) and they made the main character a boy b/c it was a male actor doing the voice.
The choice of who and what the characters are going to be is decided long before the voice actors are hired to read their lines.

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If I were Disney I wold have kept its sex ambiguous...
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Yeah, but that seems a little hard when it's the main character. How are all the other characters going to refer to him? As an it, and maybe also by his name. It seems like that would be a little too repetitive and get tiring after awhile.

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I think for the story as it was told in the film, a boy works better, but it also made the theme a little too reminiscent of Finding Nemo. I enjoyed the film anyhow, though. (I particularly liked the character of Abby, and want her for my best friend.)

As for the original story, I don't think I ever read a "definitive" version; I'd always kind of assumed Chicken Little was a boy, but I think I tend to assume characters are male unless they are specifically indicated to be female. Sexist habit perhaps, but we're all stuck in our own heads, alas.

As a kid, I tended to avoid books and such that specifically featured girls in the starring role, less out of distaste than out of fear the other boys would think I liked "girl stuff." (An over-reaction of course to the fact that I actually did.)

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I think for the story as it was told in the film, a boy works better, but it also made the theme a little too reminiscent of Finding Nemo. I enjoyed the film anyhow, though. (I particularly liked the character of Abby, and want her for my best friend.)
I thought I was the only person who had flashbacks of finding Nemo during the movie from the kid adventures to the widowed father.

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okie medicvet
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My kids got to meet Chicken Little and Abby when we went to disneyworld recently..they had a whole area at mgm having to do with disney animation. now the kids didn't want to stand in the long line 'just to see a spiel' until they were assured by a park attendant that chicken little would actually be there. But once inside, and checking out mooshoo from mulan and a disney animator showing how characters develop, they were hooked on all of it..the computer animations were cool too.

I never saw the movie, and don't remember if it was a girl or boy from the book, but if the reasons for changing it were wrong or whatever, they must have made up for it with the finished product, because the kids love it...which isn't always easy to do with two not that easily impressed teens. [Wink]

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Originally posted by abigsmurf:
Reversing it, Spirited Away has huge cultural differences from Western animation yet it was loved the world over and beat the supposedly last good disney animation for an oscar

Spirited Away was not a Disney film. It was made by Studio Ghibli; Disney just licensed it for distribution in the us.
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I didn't think abigsmurf was saying Spirited Away was a Disney film. I thought the point was that such films can still be made. (Hence it "beat the supposedly last good disney animation for an oscar".)
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Ever since I first heard that the "Chicken Little" movie was coming out, I kept thinking that they got the title character's name wrong. In all the versions I've heard, it was Henny Penny who thought the sky was falling (although if they called the character in the movie Henny Penny, it wouldn't work I guess, since it's a male. . .). I never actually knew that Chicken Little was what he/she was called in different versions. I thought that that character was from another story.

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