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The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer.

Director:

Eric Armstrong

Writer:

Jeff Wolverton (story)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Simonsen Brad Simonsen ... Meeper (voice) (as Bradford Simonsen)
Mortonette Jenkins Mortonette Jenkins ... Singing Diva (voice)
Jeff Wolverton ... ChubbChubbs (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Zyzaks (voice)
Rick Zieff ... Bouncer (voice)
Dustin Adair Dustin Adair ... Glorf (voice)
Eric Armstrong ... Glorf (voice)
Yakov Baytler Yakov Baytler ... Glorf (voice)
Mary Biondo Mary Biondo ... Glorf (voice)
Sumit Das Sumit Das ... Glorf (voice)
Layne Friedman ... Glorf (voice)
Robert Gordon Robert Gordon ... Glorf (voice) (as Bob Gordon)
Franco Pietrantonio Franco Pietrantonio ... Glorf (voice)
Rick Richards Rick Richards ... Glorf (voice)
Chance Thomas ... Glorf (voice)
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Storyline

The ChubbChubbs introduces the alien inhabitants of the Planet Glorf, including Meeper, its earnest but oh so awkward hero, a singing Diva, the Zyzaks, 20 foot-tall red-eyed bullies, and the ChubbChubbs. In this debut short, Meeper valiantly tries to warn the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn, an intergalactic watering hole with its own constellation of stars, of impending danger only to find himself face to face with the toughest creatures in the universe. Written by Anonymous

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Deciding to be an hero is the easy part... See more »


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Trivia

Shown with the 3D theatrical re-release Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (1999). See more »

Goofs

After Meeper gets thrown out of the inn for the second time, we can hear a distinctive sound of the door being locked. However, a minute later, when Meeper gets inside again through the roof, a messenger comes in opening the door from the outside without any problems. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Meeper: Excuse me. Coming through.
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Crazy Credits

How Many Babies were born whilst making this movie? None See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by War, Papa Dee Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, B.B. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard Scott, Jerry Goldstein
Performed by Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Marlena Jeter
Also sung very poorly by Brad Simonsen (as Brad Simonsen)
Produced by Chance Thomas/HUGEsound.com
Published by Far Out Music, Inc./Administered by Universal-Polygram Int'l Publishing, Inc.
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User Reviews

fantastic with many aliens!
26 July 2013 | by nekogasukiSee all my reviews

This short movie won the makers the Best Short Animation Oscar in 2003. I agree with it. This is a funny, beautiful and unique story with merry songs. The main character is a tender alien who likes singing a song and longs in be a singer. However, it does not seem to come true. One day, big enemies attacked the town, what does he do then? In the film, there are various unique and cute aliens including Yoda who is in a StarWars. So, the person who love alien like me may really enjoy it. In addition, I also like the music. Their singing and dancing are strange and funny, but very cute. However, I don't recommend watching for young children. It's totally cute, but the scenes of the fight are too frightened. If you are not too easily scared, you should watch right now and then go to karaoke! It's only 5 minutes and their visuals and music are fantastic!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chubb Chubbs! See more »

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1.85 : 1
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