For the first time, an AlvinAnd The Chipmunks movie has a performance that I want to see.
This is ironic because AlvinAnd The Chipmunks is a musical group. But that was always secondary to theircomedic antics, mischief and high-pitched voices.
Their latest film, "Alvin AndThe Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" has sparked a buzz, especially among kids, forits trailer that offers a clip of lady chipmunks performing the video KanyeWest has arguably dubbed "one of the best videos of all time."
I was never a fan of Beyoncé's"Single Ladies" song. All the yelling is unnerving--"All the single ladies, allthe single ladies, all the single ladies..." I thought the video was toosimplistic, and reminded me of an aerobics class.
It's not Alvin, Theodore andSimon who take the Beyoncé viral clip to task; it's their female counterparts,The Chipettes. The all girl pop trio including members Brittany, Jeanette, andEleanor work the stage, showing the global singer that they can also tackle theBob Fosse-styled choreography.
The computer-generatedversion is just as sassy, minus the original's provocative pelvic gestures. Itis rated PG for some "mild rude humor," not adult content.
This is definitely one ofthe best "Single Ladies" parodies. It is worth it just to see the squirrelssinging Beyoncé's slang, "decided to dip, now you gone trip 'cause anotherbrotha noticed me." I laugh every time I see it.
The Chipettes' speakingvoices are provided by three famously funny ladies: Christina Applegate(Brittany), AnnaFaris (Jeanette) and Amy Poehler(Eleanor). But their three-part harmonies are all sung by Janice Karman,who records each part which are then layered and pitched up. Karman and herhusband, Ross Bagdassarian Jr., produce Chipmunks cartoons, albums andproducts, and she has also been the voice of Theodore since 1981.Bagdassarian's father created the characters.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakquel" opens in theatres on Christmas day.