This ones for the kids. The latest childhood cartoon to be turned into a live action movie with CG characters is Alvin & The Chipmunks. A teaser trailer for this film was also shown for the hoards of people who caught The Simpsons Movie this weekend, and I'm not completely sure that it's going to be a good one for anybody to see. The movie poster seems to indicate that they are making Alvin, Simon, and Theodore find their street cred, while being watched over by their owner/father/manager (whatever relationship he had with these three) David Seville, played by My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee. The clip that was shown made it look like a piece of crap with the same formula that Scooby Doo and Garfield shared when brought to the big screen. But who knows, stranger things have happened and it may just bring new life to the genre. I can say this though, the CG trio do look adorable, and are no longer the size of 5 year old boys like the former cartoon series pictured them (what kind of mutant chipmunks were they? It was trippy enough that they could sing and speak).
What will they bring to the big screen next? The Jetsons or Jem and The Holograms?
Alvin and the Chipmunks will be released December 17th.