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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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Deciding to be an hero is the easy part... 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The credits say: "How Many Babies were born whilst making this movie? None". This is a little jab at the animation colleagues/competitors at Pixar and their habit of listing "Production babies" in their credits. 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

After the ending credits there is a sequence where Meeper performs his own version of R-E-S-P-E-C-T at the bar. The audience doesn't seem to react to him very positively until the chubbchubbs who are his backup singers show them their teeth. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Alien (1979) 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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Academy Award-winning short
2 May 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'The Chubbchubbs!' is a nice animated short that won the Oscar in its category. I have to admit it is pretty funny. There are a lot of references to science-fiction films. Obvious references are Darth Vader, Yoda and Jar Jar Binks from 'Star Wars' and we see E.T. in a bicycle. Harder to find but also there are references to 'Alien', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and 'Lost in Space'.

So the short is fun because you can spot the little references, but without those things it is quite good anyway. The animations are very well done, the story has a nice little twist and simply said, it is funny. Most animated short films have the biggest laugh in the end, 'The Chubbchubbs!' is no exception, but there are quite some good moments before that as well.


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