Movie Mastery – The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

You might have seen this as a kid and remember that it was a fun musical cartoon movie with characters jetting around the globe. It is that, yes, but it is also so much more. This film exists in a universe that is begging to be unraveled and this episode we tear into the meaty flesh to expose what lies beneath.

3 responses to “Movie Mastery – The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

  1. About the finding one penguin village in Antarctica ? Sure, if you go south by compass you’ll eventually reach the Southern Magnetic Pole wherever that is at the moment, or if going absolute geographic south which is harder you’ll reach the Southern Geographic Pole. But penguins live near the coast, not at the South Pole because that gives them access to the Southern Ocean, where they get their food. Don’t try to tell me that penguins don’t eat fish and other sea-creatures. It’s not as though there is any agricultural potential in any part of the continent. Antarctica has 11,230 miles of coastline. It’s panoramic; where do you pick to cross the coast?

  2. The comment about the human character designs and animation made me interested since the face on the cover looks vaguely Peter Chung (who did a lot of work on various ’80s cartoons like G.I. Joe before getting famous on his own for Aeon Flux). It wasn’t him, but the lead character designer/animator was Louise Zingarelli, a Ralph Bakshi protege who worked on his Lord Of The Ring adaptation as well as American Pop (which probably explains the rotoscoping). She’s probably more famous for doing the character design and storyboarding for Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin, Bakshi’s Cool World (particularly Holli Would), as well as a System Mastery favorite, Titan A.E..

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