The chickens in most movies aren’t the stars, but there are dozens of leading and unforgettable roles that chickens have played. Here are five reader favorites:
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Ms. Tweedy, the farm’s owners in the animated comedy, Chicken Run. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.
After Chicken Little causes widespread panic, the young chicken is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head. Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic.
Rocky / Creed
Rocky Balboa struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie, among so many, is the chicken-catching training scene. In Rocky II, Mickey makes Rocky chase chickens as part of his boxing training to prepare for this fight. In Creed, Rocky puts Creed through the chicken-chasing training treatment.
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Moana discovers that her pet rooster, Heihei, has stowed away on her boat.
Robin Hood (Lady Cluck and Alan-A-Dale)
Characters Lady Cluck and Alan-A-Dale appear in the 1973 Disney classic, Robin Hood, and delight throughout as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.
(Descriptions courtesy of IMDB)