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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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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 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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A little alien with a big problem. See more »


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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The robots in the nightclub are performing a dance called "The Robot". 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

The closing credits acknowledge the "Little A'Le'Inn" in Rachel, Nevada (similar in name to the "Ale-E-Inn" in the film). The combination restaurant, bar and motel sits on the outskirts of the Groom Lake Air Base, site of Area 51, and is a meeting point for UFO watchers. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by War, Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. 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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Beware of the Chubbchubbs!
20 September 2002 | by caius-juliusSee all my reviews

My parents dragged me to cinema because of "Stuart Little 2" - while this movie was not a bad one the opening was worth all the money.

The opening turned out to be a (sadly) short movie titled "The Chubbchubbs". It was more than entertaining - the animated characters were downright funny (for example, you can see Darth Vader and Yoda arm wrestling).

It is obvious that the creators of this movie put a lot of effort into it. Both graphics and story (short as it is) were excellent. The movie made me laugh continuously and I don't think I was the only one who wished there had been more once it was over.

Now I just have to convince my Granny to give me one of those Chubbchubbs for Christmas.

What? You want to know what a Cubbchubb is? Well, I certainly won't spoil you the fun of finding out for yourself. All I can say is that I highly recommend this movie if you like to laugh. And who doesn't?


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