Time Out saysFolks with fond memories of their grammar-school story hours will probably remember this English fable, in which an easily perplexed poultry bird is hit on the head by an acorn and then believes that "the sky is falling!" Disney's retelling of the classic yarn keeps the core ingredients, but what begins as a children's film turns into a way-too-scary '50s-sci-fi parody—it's not the sky that's falling, but pieces of spaceships intent on invading Earth. Only a singularly subversive sidekick, a Streisand-obsessed porker (Zahn), makes this movie stand out from a host of other mediocre animated kids' flicks.
Cast and crew
Zach Braff, Patrick Stewart, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts, Katie Finneran, Joan Cusack