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The Chipmunks vs The Chipmunks by FreyFox The Chipmunks vs The Chipmunks by FreyFox
When I was little and growing up in the early 1990s, 'Alvin & The Chipmunks' was one of my weekday afternoon and saturday morning favourites. I've seen the 2007 live action film that resurrected the franchise for the second time; it wasn't a great movie but speaking as an adult who likes kids shows, I think that had I been born 15 years later than I was then I would probably have loved it along with the rest of this generation of youngsters.

Still, I don't like their redesigns very much - the new chipmunks look and act rather ugly sometimes. So I decided to draw my first Chipmunks fanart with a bit of aggro coming from their MTV generation counterparts, whom I think are the superior Chipmunks!

I also drew this to honour Ross Bagdasarian Jr, who turned 60 just a day or so ago. Since his father, the creator of The Chipmunks, Ross Bagdasarian Sr (aka David Seville) passed away, Ross Jr has since been in charge of the characters along with his wife Janice Karman.

Oh, and for the record Simon and Alvin were always my fave chipmunks, though I recently have come to like the Chipettes as well ^^
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shark235 Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that the live action ones are kinda cute. Maybe sometimes they can look uncanny, but other times they're adorable. Also since that it was a live action movie, it makes sense to make them more realistic.
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LongTom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist
I don't like the new Chipmunks either.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
These guys aren't even the latest iteration of them anymore! :P
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DavyJonesGirl1992 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I grew up with Alvin and the chipmunks. In fact, the music that I love today was basically introduced by them. My favorite VHS tape was rockin through the decades. I was introduced to people like Michael Jackson, The Beatles and many more. I always always adored Alvin. He was so cute in the 80s and 90s show. But I hated the movie. I thought they all were ugly looking with their gangster hoodies and less animated faces. At least the new TV show has their old look.
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shark235 Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The tv show was nice enough to give them a tail too. Honsetly I think that all of them look cute ( including the live action ones).
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DavyJonesGirl1992 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They are cute in a certain way. It's just the fact that they look like they're from the ghettos. In my opinion, at least.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It does which is nice. I wonder what the story subject matter is like.
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GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I think I remember seeing some reruns of the '80s cartoon on Cartoon Network as a small child, but don't really have much of a connection to it...I should probably go give it more of a look-see one of these days. That said I'm sure beyond a shadow of a doubt it's better than the CGI movies! :D Though like you said, if I were a little younger than I was when they came out (I was 15...I think...when the first one came out, so perhaps if I were 5-10 years younger than I am), I might've loved 'em. I must admit I was a more immature person as a child-you're talking to someone who grew up reading Captain Underpants as a boy :lol:

As for the Chipmunk music itself, I'm sure it made for a fascinating and strange novelty back in the day...but nowadays anyone can easily make their own Chipmunked version of any song ever by just downloading Audacity and turning the pitch up a lot :D Have done that more than a few times and it's kind of fun-Chipmunk Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple sound hilarious! :D
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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this cartoon. I am a fan of the 80's Chipmunks, and this cartoon perfectly shows my hatred for the new movies. They suck!
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There's a new TV series out now which actually doesn't look half bad at least ^^. But the movie series is still here as well, like an alternate universe, and not a very good one at that.
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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know , It's on Nickolodeon.
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Section79 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
I've never been a fan of the CGI Alvin & the Chipmunks movies. I've always found the Chipmunks in those movies to very annoying, especially Alvin. Alvin just gets under your skin. I also don't like the way they try to make them act gangsta. I despise that! You don't need the Chipmunks to act cool and hip and urban just to appeal to kids! I personally don't like hip-hop, I know there are some good hip-hop songs out there, but it's just not my kind of music. I'm more into '90s grunge and alternative metal. As for the new Chipmunks, they simply don't compare to older ones. Maybe I should watch the Chipmunk Adventure movie.
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DavyJonesGirl1992 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't like their gangster look either. I hate hip hop music with a passion. I have to admit though that in the 80s and 90s rap was fun to dance to. And now it's about being a pimp, using the n word, and being a drug dealer. And alot of rap singers these days were taken off the streets. For example, a rap singer called 50 cent was a drug dealer before his fame. My favorite classic rock station was turned into a hip hop station which makes me even more pissed and hateful towards rap.
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Section79 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
I agree. Hip-Hop used to be about bringing up messages and fighting to make your voice heard. Now it's all about being hip and current. WTF? How do you go from this m.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZi25Pq… to this? m.youtube.com/watch?v=a2v_zGWa…
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Chimpunk Adventure was pretty good ^^.
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Section79 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I enjoyed Spill.com's review of the movies. They were funny! The reviewers didn't really like the movies either.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Spill.com eh? That's going back a bit :D
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Section79 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
If you say so. I enjoy the reviews by Spill. Those guys are hilarious!  Especially Korey. He's awesome! :D
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asia-catdog-blue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
It is wrong for them to look like actual chipmunks?
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No, it isn't. I'm more concerned about how the story is written.
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JustinandDennis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually, I like both versions. if I hadn't watched the CGI movies, I wouldn't have known about the cartoon series.
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MariposaLass-93 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Writer
So priceless! I did saw the three films and they were a hit & miss, still I love The Chipmunk Adventure though.
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JCSStudio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It speaks for itself!
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TheodoreSeville85 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I love this, its very funny.
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PoeCraftRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I understand how you feel about the new chipmunks, i was born in the 90 and grew up with such shows as the chipmunks. seeing them destroyed with the new stuff is as heartrending as heck
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Roseora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I see your point but the old chipmunks act kinda... Odd sometimes too. The new ones basically are the same, but look more realistic and act more modern.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If they act too 'current' then they'll go out of date faster than a pint of milk.
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Roseora Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i guess...
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angeldea12 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice drawing! :)

If there were no CGI movies, I wouldn't have known about the cartoons, but still, I like the cartoon series more. :D They're more adorable in the cartoons.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree :)
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Exlllcent and funny work here
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lyokian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I kind of wish they kept that aspect of the characters instead of going 'realistic'.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe the next generation of the chipmunks will be an improvement. Good god I hope so.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha... good one.
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree. I really hated those live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks movies. The good old Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon shows are way better than that live-action junk. I loved that 80s cartoon show when it used to run on Cartoon Network back when I was in elementary school. And once again, the good old Alvin and the Chipmunks from the 80s was the best of the series ever.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Crush em in the Alvin twist
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It wasn't my favourite show, but I LOVE the theme tune ^^
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. I loved that theme tune called "We're The Chipmunks". Also, I had been thinking of getting the good old Alvin and the Chipmunks stuff on VHS.
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Devastator1775 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Great and Funny pic.
But I don't really get this Old version versus new version crap. I like both version. Both have their great up and minor aspects.
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shark235 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed
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Maximus1900 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist
I prefer the modern chipmunks over their 1980's versions but this is jut funny to me and it's a good piece of work too
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the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the newer chipmunks aren't as cute and they lok like something I would set a trap to catch. I love the humor behind this one.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The new chipmunks appear to be all hyper with no substance. The older chipmunks were more likable characters, in my opinion. Thanks :)
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the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I spent hours rewatching the 80s cartoon on youtube the other day, and the first thing I thought was, "those chipmunks had hearts." These new ones, not only do they look like they could give you rabies, but they are too pop-culture oriented.
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OMG I love this! I use to love watching the Chipmunks on a Saturday morning when I was 5! I hate the new ones. They didn't do them right! :O Alvin was just strange, Theodores voice was too high and the Chipettes..UGH GOD WHAT HAVE THEY DONE??! I hope they bring them back to CN Or Nick or even Disney! x
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danparkerstudios Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Okay this fanart looks cool.

And I think it fits the image just perfectly.

Although, Alvin,- Alvin? ALVIN!!!!! You're going to need something better than a guitar.

You know, I rather go with the 80s chipmunks rather than the current ones.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So would I and not out of just nostalgia's sake =P
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OutskirtsOfInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, this is great :XD:
The original Chipmunks and Chipettes will ALWAYS be way better than the newfangled animation-y ones! :D (haha, i love saying newfangled)
And i'm from that 'generation of youngsters' you're talkin' about, lol.
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FreyFox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. I'm definitely not viewing the older stuff through rose tinted glasses since I like the 60s series too (which I never saw till recently!)
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OutskirtsOfInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yus :D
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