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Who's brave enough to admit they want to see this?

I am!

http://www.imdb.com/video/trailer/me60404158

Best,

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I'd go see it. I have yorkies and they are a lot like chipmunks.
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I'll wait until it comes out on video.
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I should maybe mention. I grew up listening the Chipmunk Christmas Song as a kid. I'm hoping they do that in the movie.

I like to see one movie every Christmas where you don't have to think and just enjoy it. A few years ago it was Jingle all the Way.. this year it might be Alvin.

Eddie.. if you're reading this.... Enchanted comes first..OK?

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Tim
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I'm going to see it on DVD...only thing is by my rather experienced ear they got the voices wrong...a bit light and not pitched incorrectly.
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Aww WOW!!!! I grew up watching Chipmunks! Alvin, Simon, Theodore... do do... do do do do...

Remember the episode with Michael Jackson? Ah... memories!

Can't wait to see this. Doug you're right, the voices aren't quite the same, could have done with a little extra work in that department, but the animations look pretty good.

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I want to like this, but the little bits I've seen seem flat somehow.

I remember the awful 60s show and the rather decent 80s show. I remember when they explained where the Chipmunks had been for twenty years; (Alvin got them in trouble by saying they were bigger than Mickey Mouse!)
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I am going to see this one.
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Timothy, since you mentioned the Christmas song, here it is.
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Anyone remember the jumbo card trick by Ken Allen (I think) involving the 3 Chipmunks and a "playing" card? (One card had a tiny harmonica concealed inside.)

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On 2007-12-08 16:57, Scott Cram wrote:
Timothy, since you mentioned the Christmas song, here it is.


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On 2007-12-08 16:57, Scott Cram wrote:
Timothy, since you mentioned the Christmas song, here it is.

Ditto on the thanks.
Now as far as the movie, let's pause a moment to allow Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (aka David Seville)to make a complete rotation in his grave (I'll probably wind up seeing it anyway...kind of like a train wreck)
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I'll gladly go see it ... now let me gouge my eyes out with blunt pencils first.
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On 2007-12-10 09:07, JRob wrote:

Now as far as the movie, let's pause a moment to allow Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (aka David Seville)to make a complete rotation in his grave

Are you saying he would disapprove? Why? I thought the trailer looked pretty good. The movie is being co-produced by Bagdasarian Productions (run by Bagdasarian, Jr.).
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On 2007-12-10 09:07, JRob wrote:

Now as far as the movie, let's pause a moment to allow Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (aka David Seville)to make a complete rotation in his grave

Are you saying he would disapprove? Why? I thought the trailer looked pretty good. The movie is being co-produced by Bagdasarian Productions (run by Bagdasarian, Jr.).

Wouldn't be the first time that the junior took a family franchise where the late senior wouldn't have approved. The business world is cluttered with failures resulting from same. When Ross Jr. tried to revive the Chipmunks in the 80s they were so bland and saccarine they were unwatchable. I guess the scat "consumption" joke is an attempt to swing the pendulum the other way. If so I thought it was a rather ham-fisted attempt at bathroom humor. But that is not the primary source of displeasure. Not even a source of displeasure other than having to listen to my wife gripe about its inclusion in the flick.
My biggest gripe, however, is that if the trailer is any indication of the quality of the acting by the human actors, it looks like this was a take-the-money-and-run job for the guy playing David. Can we expect any better from the rest of the cast?
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My favorite Alvin moment is the show where Bridget (his woman) broke up with him and Alvin started to sing "I've got no strings"
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As a follow up to the question of Ross Sr's approval or lack thereof, in an AP interview carried by my local paper. In the interview Ross Jr admitted his vather most likely would not have done the movie. Not a matter of content or anything like that. It's just that one tends to lose control of one's property during the process and Bagdasarian was very protective of the Chipmunks franchise when he was alive.
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On 2007-12-10 20:57, rossmacrae wrote:
I'll gladly go see it ... now let me gouge my eyes out with blunt pencils first.


Don't forget to jam the erasers into your ears so you can't hear this atrocity either.

Got zero interest in seeing this turkey. Will watch and enjoy the original cartoon much like I do The Grinch (another monstrosity of a remake I refuse to ever watch).
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