Chicken Little 3D (2005/Disney Blu-ray 3D w/2D Blu-ray & DVD)
B-/A-/B- Sound: A-/A-/B- Extras: B- Animated Film: B-
the acquisition of Pixar, Disney is still making computer animated films and my
favorite remains Chicken Little, the
2005 surprise hit based on the morality tale of telling the truth. A funny comedy as well as a charmingly
animated piece, we have covered it in its previous editions as the following
links will show:
those versions are included in the new Blu-ray 3D edition case. Since the film operates like a child’s
storybook come to life and it was theatrically issued in 3D, a Blu-ray 3D
edition would have been an ideal demo disc and a home run for the new
format. So, what went wrong?
1.85 X 1 MVC-encoded 3-D – Full Resolution digital High Definition image has
all kinds of ghosting and alignment issues and though this is still an HD
image, it is a problematic one throughout as if the disc was defective, but we
guess someone botched the conversion of this disc and the results are very
disappointing, especially since the 2D image remains the best non-Pixar Blu-ray
to date. I have checked this on more
than one system, so the results are sadly confirmed.
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix here is new to the film, but is an
exact match with Blu-ray 2D’s PCM 16/48 5.1 mix that is one of the best PCM
mixes we ever heard, which is good. Too
bad there was not a large bit configuration (24 or 20 vs. 16) as the DTS-MA
could have been better and even a sonic shocker though that just might be the
state of the soundmaster. Either way, it
is impressive and remains so years later.
Extras are the same as the original Blu-ray edition.
this had been great, but it is not, though you can still see it for yourself if
you have a 3D system. I hope we discover
what went wrong at some point, but you are fine with the 2D Blu-ray otherwise.
- Nicholas Sheffo