Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated science fiction comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and loosely based on the original fable of the same name. The 46th Disney animated feature film, it was directed by Mark Dindal from a screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, and Ron Anderson, based on a story by Mark Kennedy and Mark Dindal. The film is dedicated to Disney artist and writer Joe Grant, who died before the film's release.
Chicken Little was animated in-house at Walt Disney Feature Animation's main headquarters in Burbank, California and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 4, 2005, in Disney Digital 3-D (the first film to be released in this format) along with the standard 2D version. It is Disney's first fully computer-animated feature film, as Pixar's films were distributed, but not produced by Disney, and Dinosaur (2000) was a combination of live-action and computer animation (which in turn was provided by division The Secret Lab).
History with the Macy's Parade
Chicken Little made his debut in the 2004 Macy’s Parade, which was in order to promote the release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film of the same name, which was scheduled to be released the following June. However, just after the 2004 Parade, the release of the film was pushed forward to December 2005. Because of this, Chicken Little would make another appearance in the 2005 Parade, which was also preceded by an appearance at that year's edition of the Macy's Flower Show. The balloon was retired after the 2005 Parade after only making two appearances. The glasses of the balloon were later used in the Macy's Parade on Parade Tour in 2006, where they were displayed next to the balloon's scale model and inflation instructions.
The balloon would sit dormant at the Macy's Parade Studio over the next several years, having last been seen in the balloon loft in November of 2011.