Alvin and the Chipmunks (Fox)

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Post by ShyViolet » July 9th, 2007, 4:32 am

Actually, ShyViolet, you're talking about the 'remake' series .. several older fans of the original 1960's The Alvin Show felt the same way about the 1980's The Chipmunks as childhood fans of that show apparently do about this new film. Wink

Oh yeah, I sort of know what you mean, Drew, the 60s version....I've only seen the Chipmunks Christmas special with them, (limited animation freaked me out the first time, j/k, :P :wink:)I didn't even know there were other eps however.

I thought it was only records, particularly that "Christmas don't be late" song that still plays on the radio today. :P

Actually, in a way there were really "three" incarnations of the Chipmunks, as the 80s show was retooled in like '89 or '90 I think; like I said earlier, their design became cleaner looking, voices a little more natural sounding, stories more with "morals." Also, there were these little spin-off sections in which live-action movies were "parodied"--Batman=Batmunk, and so forth. :P

Also, remember the very brief Simpsons parody of the Chipmunks: "Melvin and the Squirrels" vinyl album that Comic Book Guy sells at a flea market? "MEL-VIN!!!!" :lol:


There's a talented group of artists working on this film at Rhythm & Hues. They have no control over the script, or the music, or the photography .. but if nothing else, their Chipmunk characters should be fun to watch.
Well, maybe I'll give it a chance, just to see what it's like. :)

I thought Garfield would be a travesty, but what I saw of it on HBO wasn't half bad. :wink:
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Post by ShyViolet » July 9th, 2007, 2:16 pm

50's/60s

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Very early 90s

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Weird, it's really easy to find the most modern 90s look, and the 50's look, but very hard to find the 80's look. :?
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Post by Daniel » July 10th, 2007, 4:04 am

Aww, look how cute they were during the 50/60's!

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Post by ShyViolet » July 10th, 2007, 5:01 am

Yeah...notice they look much more like "little children" there, almost toddlers, with those big heads. :P

Then the 80s look, they're more like teenagers (I think they were supposed to be around ten however--although they never mention if that's chipmunk or human years!! :lol: )


The 90s--back to little kids. :wink:


2007: G-d only knows....:? :roll:



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Post by Ben » July 10th, 2007, 10:05 am

Gangstamunks. :)

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Post by Dacey » July 10th, 2007, 11:00 am

Gangstamunks. Me like. ;)
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Post by Daniel » July 10th, 2007, 4:38 pm

How dare you steal my word and make it better!

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Post by Ben » July 10th, 2007, 5:49 pm

Dat's ma jawb!

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Post by Dacey » July 13th, 2007, 4:52 pm

"Ganstamunks": A Martin Scorsese film.
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Post by Daniel » July 14th, 2007, 4:39 pm

I wonder why they got Jason Lee, instead of Will Ferrell to play David. The latter, I could actually picture in the role.

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Post by Ben » July 15th, 2007, 8:18 am

Younger, less expensive, able to come back in future franchise pictures without a big pay hike, Scientologist...

The list is endless, Dan... :)

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Post by Daniel » July 15th, 2007, 6:39 pm

Hollywood, gotta love it! ;)

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Post by Daniel » July 27th, 2007, 7:45 pm

Here's the trailer: http://movies.aol.com/movie/alvin-and-t ... -1/1946920

Like Horton, I'll save this for the big screen.

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Post by ShyViolet » July 27th, 2007, 9:19 pm

Saw it with the Simpsons film today.



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That's all I'm going to "say"....:roll:






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Post by Meg » July 27th, 2007, 10:05 pm

That was one of the most embarrassingly horrible things I've ever seen in my entire life.

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