In Alvin and the Chipmunks: Trick or Treason, a 1994 TV special, there is a scene where Theodore mistakenly thinks he's dying because of a silly rumor he heard from another kid. He asks how long he has left, and in response, his friend teases him before saying, "If you eat right, seventy, maybe eighty more years." This line of dialogue implies that Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, in addition to having the stature and cognitive development of human children, have the same life expectancy as humans. Thus, Alvin and the Chipmunks media prior to the 2007 movie takes place in a world where chipmunk-like individuals are a rare but known facet of human diversity. This only adds to the travesty that was the live-action revival of the Alvin and the Chipmunks brand, tarnishing their good names and-- *I am forcibly escorted off stage by the secret service so the 2022 Presidential State of the Union Address can resume, but I smile to myself, because it has all been worth it. My plan has succeeded: the American people will live their lives slightly more knowledgeable about Alvin and the Chipmunks than they would have otherwise been without my influence. I am a martyr.*
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You know what needs to be its own music genre? Popular songs being covered by voice actors. You surprisingly don’t see it often with kid’s shows, but on the rare times it does pop up, it really highlights how much fun voice actors can have with their characters.
I mean you got:
The Looney Tunes singing It’s Now or Never by Elvis
Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Time Warp
Daffy and Bugs Bunny singing Can’t Buy Me Love by the Beatles
Larry and Mr. Lunt singing I Will Always Love You by Celine Dion
Bugs Bunny singing Good Luck Charm by Elvis
Bob and Larry singing Footloose
The Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
The list goes on and on with other examples but those are just some of my favorites.
You can just tell the voice actors are having an absolute blast when you hear these song covers. Plus, it’s such a cool thing to see these characters cross over into our reality in a sense. Idk- it’s just fun! XD
I’m gonna listen to The Looney Tunes sing Jailhouse Rock again.
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