Folks 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.