The ChubbChubbs! is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy short film by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It was directed by Eric Armstrong produced, by Jacquie Barnbrook, and written by Jeff Wolverton.
The ChubbChubbs! won an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2002.
The short "was originally conceived as a pipeline test to help determine the studio’s strengths and weaknesses in producing all-CG animation within the Imageworks production environment."
Meeper, the janitor of an alien pub called the Ale-E-Inn, has higher aspirations—a karaoke performer. After he accidentally electrocutes a singer, he is ejected from the pub. Outside, he is told by a dying creature that "The ChubbChubbs are coming!" Meeper sees aircraft land in the distance, and huge, weapon-bearing monsters exit the craft. He assumes these are the ChubbChubbs.
Meeper rushes to warn the pub, and some chicks he finds pecking at the ground outside, but each of his attempts further injures the singer. The patrons are finally warned by a different visitor. The pub is emptied, and everyone takes off into the night, leaving Meeper behind. The monsters are almost at the pub. Meeper hides the chicks under his pail in an attempt to save them, and then launches into a rendition of Why Can't We Be Friends? until, caught up in the song, he trips over the pail, revealing the chicks. The monsters flee, screaming, "It's the ChubbChubbs!" The chicks reveal their razor sharp teeth and devour the monsters, who are actually known as Zyzaks. They gather around Meeper, who says, "So... You guys into Karaoke?"
As the credits roll, Meeper and the ChubbChubbs sing a rewrite of Aretha Frankin's Respect in the pub. When the song is finished, there is dead silence. The ChubbChubbs glare and reveal their teeth, and the crowd hastily bursts into applause.
Meeper - Brad Simonsen
ChubbChubbs - Jeff Wolverton
Singing Diva - Mortonette Jenkins
Zyzaks - Peter Lurie
Bouncer - Rick Zieff
Glorfs - Dustin Adair, Eric Armstrong, Yakov Baytler, Mary Biondo, Sumit Das, Layne Friedman, Robert Gordon, Sully Jacome-Wilkes, Franco Pietrantonio, Rick Richards, Chance Thomas, Julie Zackary
Various Aliens - Evan Wu
Directed by Eric Armstrong
Produced by Jacquie Barnbook
Written by Jeff Wolverton
Music by Chance Thomas
Editing by Robert Gordon
Studio Sony Pictures Imageworks
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) July 3, 2002
Running time 5 minutes
Country United States
Edited by didica13, 18 December 2012 - 02:34.