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Disney Announces ‘Chicken Little 2’ for 2021

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Now that Walt Disney Animation Studios is back on their feet with sequels thanks to Ralph Breaks the Internet and Frozen II, the studio has wisely chosen their next canon film to continue its story. Sound the alarm, because it was announced today that Chicken Little is finally getting its long-awaited sequel!

Disney revealed that Chicken Little 2 is deep into pre-production, with a fast-tracked release for November 2021. The story continues from the 2005 fable-based hit, reuniting Chicken Little, Abby Mallard, Runt of the Litter, and Fish Out of Water as they head off on an epic road trip adventure. They must seek the rooster legend named Chantecler, the only one who can stop the sun from consuming their home planet.

There’s currently no word on the new or returning cast, nor if director Mark Dindal will be returning.

Back around the first movie’s release, DisneyToon Studios had originally planned a sequel titled Chicken Little 2: The Ugly Duckling Story, where Chicken Little would get stuck in a love triangle. However, that planned followup, along with DisneyToon’s other upcoming sequels, was immediately cancelled after John Lasseter became the Disney Animation’s chief creative officer.

“It is a blessing for us to return to our beloved friends who inhabit Oakey Oaks”, said a spokesperson of The Walt Disney Company. “In the time since Chicken Little’s successful debut, audiences have gotten nostalgic over our little movie, and we feel this the perfect time to bring the crowd back, along with a new generation of audiences. We look forward to sharing more details at this year’s D23 expo.”

Disney’s full press report on Chicken Little 2 can be viewed here.

Are you excited to reunite with Chicken Little and the folks of Oakey Oaks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).