A passing thought...I posted this on The Chipmunks forum earlier in General Chat, but I thought I'd make a slightly lengthened and altered version of it as a journal here.
Earlier today I read a comment on here saying that "everything in the live action movies was sooooooooooooooooo much better than the 80's cartoon". I wanted so desperately to reply, but the person who made the comment already had my blocked for reporting one of their friends for recolors.
CGI may have taken over this fandom. It may have brought with it a ton of idiots. People that recolor, repitch. People that have no grasp of the characters' actual personalities. Because, like it or not, the movies themselves mess with all of those things. They don't repitch or recolor, of course. Although they did change colors significantly, specifically the eye colors, from The Chipmunks and Chipettes cartoon counterparts.
A lot of people in this fandom, mainly CGI people, you can't deny, care more about their 'OC's'(which in actuality aren't
The Chipmunks' Size in Alvinnn!!!Okay. So ever since we got ahold of a panel from the storyboard from Episode #2: Talkin' Teddy from Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, everyone has gone on to assume that The Chipmunks and Chipettes will be the size they were in the CGI movies in the new cartoon.The Chipmunks' Size in Alvinnn!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This assumption would make sense in theory because of this image:
As you see, Alvin and Simon are much smaller than the teddy bear in this picture. This would lead one to assume that they are the size of actual chipmunks...
And we all did believe that, but my friends and I have realized there is more evidence proving they aren't the size of actual chipmunks and are indeed child sized like they were in the cartoons.
I'll start with the only image we have that is an actual screenshot from the show itself. It is from the promo video that has yet to be released, but we have managed to get a still from PGS Entertainment's Vimeo page.
This image is what first led us to realize that they w
FINALLY!!So we've been long speculating that the iMunk/Call Me Maybe designs were going to be the ones used in the new TV Show...we finally get confirmation...and some pretty awesome sketches. <3FINALLY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't care what anyone says...I adore these designs. They are far from being as cute as the 80's designs, but I think they are PRECIOUS either way!
We also now have a release date...2015! And a new name, too! ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks!
I'm very excited. <3
The Chipettes Are Not Sex ToysI just feel like getting this out.The Chipettes Are Not Sex Toys1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Chipettes are not sex toys.
They have always been highly sexualized since their creation, both by fans and, admittedly, by Bagdasarian Productions and the animators themselves.
Right now we're going to discuss The Chipettes' sexualization in the fandom.
Let me start off by saying something....
Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor Miller are eight years old.
Now, I have looked at plenty of Rule34. I check for it every day. I have written smut fanfiction, but they are adults in it of course.
This isn't just about The Chipettes' age though. That plays a big part in why it's bad, but they are fictional characters so it's not as bad as it would be if they were real...
What makes me angry is that a lot of people act like The Chipettes aren't even their own characters and are only there to be sexually pleasing to the viewer and to The Chipmunks.
I know a specific person, who I will not
SCREAMS PROMO OMGSCREAMS PROMO OMG1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THEODORE'S EYES THOUGH??????????
:3(updated!)I'm just gonna leave this here. :3:3(updated!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I found some more things todayyy!
Here is a storyboard image of Alvin and Simon from Episode #2, "Talkin Teddy".
Based on the image and their size in relation to the teddy bear, they will probably be chipmunk sized...
but we can always hope the bear is giant, right? ^^
(Btw, that image looks like that because it's a rough storyboard image, not in the same style as the show itself)
Here is an image of their house from Episode #1, "Principal Interest".
AlvinorAlvinor is my least favorite paring ever.Alvinor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only is it out of character for the characters involved, but I literally have never met a sane Alvinor fan. Ever. They're all nuts!
This journal is going to express my full opinion of everything Alvinor.
Eleanor Miller is a sporty, maternal, stubborn, tomboyish girl who is good at nearly everything she tries to do and also loves to cook and eat.
Alvin Seville is a hot-headed superstar with a huge ego, a huge temper, a wild imagination, and a heart of gold. Like Eleanor, he loves sports and is good at nearly every one he tries.
They're both wonderful characters that I adore with all of my heart.
If you read those vague descriptions of the characters and had never watched the show you might think "Hey, what's the problem? This paring could work."
But if you know the characters as deep down as a true fan should, you would know a pairing like this would never work out.
Let's talk about Eleanor.
First of all,
RantI'm sorry guys, but I need to post this. I'm in the mood to rant.Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might lose a few watchers after this, but I don't really give a shit.
I've been put in a pissy mood today, so I figured it's the best time to get my feelings out about one particular subject: CGI Chipmunks.
I can never post my full opinion on them anywhere, because I don't want to get into trouble or offend anyone. But this is MY dA account, so I can post MY opinion and it won't matter.
I absolutely, with all my heart, DESPISE CGI Chipmunks. There is nothing in this fandom more revolting(other than, say, chipmunks turned into humans).
It's absolutely impossible to express how much I hate them.
CGI RUINED The Chipmunks and Chipettes.
What did they do? They took the characters we all loved and slapped fur on them and made them tiny and fucked up their eye colors and destroyed their personalities.
Here is a list of reasons I hate CGI:
1. Eye colors. This is a HUGE issue for me. Bigger than anything. HUGE. I FUCKING HATE W
More info on the new series!We got more info today about the new series!!!More info on the new series!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the new things we know so far, including the things we know as of today(new info is italicized):
The series is called 'ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks.They will be using the iMunk/Call Me Maybe design.It was 'Created By' Janice. It is being co-created by BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTIONS and GENAO PRODUCTIONS.It will be internationally distributed everywhere except the USA and France by PGS Entertainment.The Executive Producers are Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, Sandrine Nguyen, Boris Hertzog.
All of the songs will be original songs written by Bagdasarian Productions.Ross and Janice WILL voice the characters.Janice will sing some of the songs(nothing on Ross in that department yet). 26 of the 11 minute episodes have now been completed. There will be plots about growing up and being
Everything I Hate About the Chipmunks FandomThe Chipmunks are my absolute favorite things ever, you guys know this...my entire life revolves around them, there isn't a moment of the day I don't think about them.Everything I Hate About the Chipmunks Fandom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But this fandom....there are a few gems in it, a few great people. I met the most important people in my life through The Chipmunks fandom, but the majority of people in this fandom are..well...
for lack of a better word
There is a lot of things I hate about this fandom, so I'm just going to make a list. These aren't really in any particular order.
Recolors. You can't escape them on dA or FFN, they're everywhere. CGI recolors, the occasional cartoon recolor. They make me absolutely sick. The only place I can escape them is The Chipmunks Forum, because we've banned them there. Repitches. Why the HELL would anyone try to make repitches when there are so many official songs out there? There are SO FREAKING MANY. Why would you even consider this?? And when people make them, they don't s
Torn Apart Chapter 4Torn Apart Chapter 43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Jeanette! Jeanette!" Alvin ran down the stairs as fast as he could. He couldn't believe it. That was Simon on the TV. Beaten by his own adoptive parents. The thought made Alvin sick to his stomach.
"What is it, Alvin? Are you ready to go?" Jeanette said from her position on the couch.
Alvin raced over to her. "I just saw Simon on TV, Jeanette! He was on the news for being beaten by his parents!"
Jeanette's eyes widened. "Alvin, do you have a computer?"
Alvin raised an eyebrow. "No, why?"
"We need to research this further." She grabbed Alvin by the arm and pulled him out the door. "Come on."
Alvin hadn't seen Jeanette in years, but he hadn't seen her this determined before, ever. He knew her motivation, though. Simon was in danger, and Jeanette cared deeply for Simon.
Alvin was very angry at the fact that someone could possibly do this to his poor younger brother. Simon had been his best friend, and even if they never did get along, he had promised that he would never let anyone hurt h
Charlene The Chipette is NOT in Crocodile RockI just realized, this has never been posted on deviantART.Charlene The Chipette is NOT in Crocodile Rock2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Way back in 1982, Ross and Janice had the idea to create a female chipmunk so they could do female songs. Because of this, a prototype was created: Charlene the Chipette. She was featured in one song, You're the One That I Want from The Chipmunks go Hollywood, before The Chipettes, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor, were created, and Charlene was put away.
That is, until 1990...or did she actually stay put away after all?
This first image is not Charlene. The second image is. The character appearing in the Crocodile Rock video isn't Charlene, either.
This first image is a picture of Brittany from the inside of the When You Wish Upon a Chipmunk CD cover. She is pictured with Jeanette and Eleanor. This album came out a few years after Rockin' Through the Decades
ALVINNN!!! PROMO VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://vimeo.com/84320467ALVINNN!!! PROMO VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I FOUND THE PROMO VIDEO OH MY GOD IT'S AMAZING I'M DYING
EDIT: This should go without saying, but everyone...PLEASE don't upload this to Youtube or anywhere. If Bagdasarian Productions and Ouido! Productions know we have it who knows what could happen. We could get in trouble or we might not get more info anytime soon. I don't think this is meant to be seen by the public right now.
MORE new show updates! Ep and Song names!EPISODE NAMES:MORE new show updates! Ep and Song names!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"A IS FOR ALIENS"
"BULLY FOR YOU"
"DRIVING DAVE CRAZY"
"FATHER OF THE YEAR"
"QUEEN FOR A DAY"
"QUEEN FOR THE DAY"
"REALITY OR NOT, HERE WE COME"
"SIMON FOR PRESIDENT"
"SLIPPIN' THRU MY FINGERS"
"WHAT A GEM"
"KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL"
"BORN A LION"
"FISTS OF SHINING GOLD"
"ICE CREAM DREAMS"
"INTO THE LIGHT"
"IT'S A MAGICAL WORLD"
"KISS THOSE DAYS GOODBYE"
"LIFE AIN'T EASY"
"ROCK N ROLL LOVER"
"UNDER YOUR SPELL"
STILL FROM PROMO VIDEO
Still no access to the video itself.