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(Onion AV Club)   Next up on 2020 apocalypse bingo: Someone has pitch-corrected the entire 1987 Alvin & the Chipmunk movie, "The Chipmunk Adventure"   (news.avclub.com) divider line
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2020-09-24 4:38:34 PM  
the female chipmunks have deeper voices than the male ones
 
2020-09-24 4:53:14 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the female chipmunks have deeper voices than the male ones


Well obviously. Ben Shapiro voiced the male ones.
 
2020-09-24 4:54:03 PM  
Sometimes I'll comment that someone is doing the Lord's work.

This is the opposite of that.
 
2020-09-24 4:55:50 PM  
17:17 is that the sound of a dog being smothered in cleavage?
 
2020-09-24 4:56:25 PM  
Wasn't really all that weird. That's a lot of time and effort for something so absolutely pointless and mundane.
 
2020-09-24 4:57:18 PM  
It could be worse.

It could have been a "butthole cut."
 
2020-09-24 4:57:31 PM  
The only chipmunks that Fark cares about:
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Look at Chip stroking Gadget's tail. You wish you were Chip now, don't you.

I've seen your posts. We all know.
 
2020-09-24 4:58:15 PM  
Yeah ,that was not as good as the slowed-down
Olsen Twins hip-hop slumber party or whatever
 
2020-09-24 4:59:29 PM  

Esroc: Wasn't really all that weird. That's a lot of time and effort for something so absolutely pointless and mundane.


It *is* the internet
 
2020-09-24 5:01:16 PM  
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2020-09-24 5:01:57 PM  

gbv23: Yeah ,that was not as good as the slowed-down
Olsen Twins hip-hop slumber party or whatever


P-I-Z-Z-A, PIZZA!

It is a classic
 
2020-09-24 5:04:07 PM  
14:15
WTF
 
2020-09-24 5:06:16 PM  
The Chipmunk Song SLOWED to half-speed then time-compressed
Youtube I9H8FHvOXNw
 
2020-09-24 5:06:43 PM  
This is my mothafarkin jam:

Off to see the world
Youtube B_WDZ1J_1L4
 
2020-09-24 5:08:23 PM  
It's more interesting if you just slow it down to hear the regular guys singing super slowly.

And by interesting, I mean very frustrating.

The Real Chipmunks Christmas Song (Pitch-Perfect)
Youtube lPrbY8_3PWQ
 
2020-09-24 5:11:16 PM  
I still want a hula hoop
 
2020-09-24 5:11:54 PM  
"I need my king butterfly."
"Deeper!"
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2020-09-24 5:12:01 PM  
Soundcloud has a few of their songs slowed down. Their the '80s cover album slowed is worth a listen, and some of their Chrismas tracks are kind of trippy.
 
2020-09-24 5:15:51 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [i.redd.it image 600x599]


May be passing the censors, but worth it...

World's Most Evil Invention - SNL
Youtube z0NgUhEs1R4
 
2020-09-24 5:17:01 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [i.redd.it image 600x599]


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more freakbot
 
2020-09-24 5:18:43 PM  

Obscure Login: It's more interesting if you just slow it down to hear the regular guys singing super slowly.

And by interesting, I mean very frustrating.

[YouTube video: The Real Chipmunks Christmas Song (Pitch-Perfect)]


Yeah, spindle speed was how they did it before the days of Fourier transforms, which made pitch corrections without changing speed possible.
 
2020-09-24 5:21:13 PM  
FAP FAP FAP
 
2020-09-24 5:21:47 PM  
It would have been more mind-bending to pitch-correct the chipmunks, but have the rest of the cast chipmunk-ed.
 
2020-09-24 5:21:53 PM  
I realize that if I complain about how whoever did this could not pitch normalize when Dave was speaking at the same time as one or more of the chipmunks... that I would appear to have expressed some kind of actual interest in a very shiatty movie.

Making the chipmunks speak in normal pitch is just polishing a turd.
 
2020-09-24 5:25:03 PM  
When I was a kid I used a reel-to-reel tape recorder to do this to a few cartoons. Record at high speed, play back at a slower speed.

Yeah the voice actors just read their lines really slowly and then it was played fast for the cartoon. Freaky hearing these adults droning on like they were on 'ludes.
 
2020-09-24 5:26:37 PM  

zeroflight222: Martian_Astronomer: [i.redd.it image 600x599]

May be passing the censors, but worth it...

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after that.....what where we talking about?
 
2020-09-24 5:29:33 PM  
Slowed rather than pitch-shifted but I like it so here it is.

Apple Ad - Drunk Jeff Goldblum
Youtube dQmK1CnwOUI
 
2020-09-24 5:30:40 PM  
Drunken Slurring Dwarf sings 'Cutie Patootie'
Youtube woi_2Ay0Y-U
 
2020-09-24 5:37:44 PM  

SumoJeb: 14:15
WTF


Thats RUGYJOCKS favorite part!
 
2020-09-24 5:37:49 PM  
Obligatory:
My Favorite Christmas Memory
Youtube BmBz2nhtiUs
 
2020-09-24 5:39:28 PM  
You could do this with Alvin and the Chipmunks LPs - yeah, they had a quite extensive recording career.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/500717​-​The-Chipmunks

Take the 33 LP and play it at 16. Old man voices speaking and singing really slowly.
 
2020-09-24 5:40:13 PM  
Eh, they didn't do a very good job. I once pitch-corrected the Chipmunk's version of Beat It, and the voice was a fairly competent if uninspired tenor half-buried in the mix. The Chipmunk's voices don't actually have to be that interesting since the gimmick is going to carry the song.

Kind of annoying that David Seville and Ross Bagdasarian would build a multi-million dollar empire on a gimmick that's good for maybe one or two songs before it turns into a cheese grater on the nerves. I guess those "Witch Doctor" and "Bird on my Head" royalties weren't enough.

Still fun to hear them pop up on the Dr. Demento Show when I was a kid, though.
 
2020-09-24 5:49:41 PM  

Alien Robot: You could do this with Alvin and the Chipmunks LPs - yeah, they had a quite extensive recording career.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/500717-​The-Chipmunks

Take the 33 LP and play it at 16. Old man voices speaking and singing really slowly.


Chipmunks On 16 Speed - Sludgefest (Full Album)
Youtube TU-MYe0SL9Q
 
2020-09-24 5:51:41 PM  
Steve Dahl did this on his radio show back in '79

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2020-09-24 5:51:48 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: The only chipmunks that Fark cares about:
[i.pinimg.com image 625x415]
Look at Chip stroking Gadget's tail. You wish you were Chip now, don't you.

I've seen your posts. We all know.


Wait. Gadget is a rat?
 
2020-09-24 5:52:45 PM  
Nnnnnnn.. check please!
 
2020-09-24 5:54:41 PM  

Stavr0: It would have been more mind-bending to pitch-correct the chipmunks, but have the rest of the cast chipmunk-ed.


This is what I came to say!
Great minds think alike!
...
Or what my grandmother follows that up with "or two fools with the same thought."
 
2020-09-24 6:07:03 PM  

wildsnowllama: Stavr0: It would have been more mind-bending to pitch-correct the chipmunks, but have the rest of the cast chipmunk-ed.

This is what I came to say!
Great minds think alike!
...
Or what my grandmother follows that up with "or two fools with the same thought."


Three
 
2020-09-24 6:07:03 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: We Ate the Necco Wafers: The only chipmunks that Fark cares about:
[i.pinimg.com image 625x415]
Look at Chip stroking Gadget's tail. You wish you were Chip now, don't you.

I've seen your posts. We all know.

Wait. Gadget is a rat?


She just likes to keep her tail neatly trimmed.
 
2020-09-24 6:27:05 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: We Ate the Necco Wafers: The only chipmunks that Fark cares about:
[i.pinimg.com image 625x415]
Look at Chip stroking Gadget's tail. You wish you were Chip now, don't you.

I've seen your posts. We all know.

Wait. Gadget is a rat?


a dirty, dirty rat...
 
2020-09-24 6:50:08 PM  

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Those things are always so weird. It's like some kind of disturbing freak show, but where it's actually kind of hot to watch hot women watch it, because then they're kind of evil-hot bad girls. Yeah I know, it's some farked up shiat.
 
2020-09-24 7:11:53 PM  
Next on the agenda is "translating" what dogs are saying by using the Singing Dogs record
 
2020-09-24 7:14:08 PM  
Why did American animation have to die? Surely the creation of furries was a small price to pay.
 
2020-09-24 7:23:15 PM  

FlyingJ: Steve Dahl did this on his radio show back in '79

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Steve Dahl is a fat bitter old man, fark him
 
2020-09-24 7:32:40 PM  

chitownmike: FlyingJ: Steve Dahl did this on his radio show back in '79

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Steve Dahl is a fat bitter old man, fark him


But Disco still sucks.
Doesn't matter what they call it: EDM, house, Jungle, trance.
ITS ALL DISCO AND IT ALL SUCKS

Death Before Disco!
 
2020-09-24 7:37:41 PM  

The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: chitownmike: FlyingJ: Steve Dahl did this on his radio show back in '79

[i0.wp.com image 660x624]

Steve Dahl is a fat bitter old man, fark him

But Disco still sucks.
Doesn't matter what they call it: EDM, house, Jungle, trance.
ITS ALL DISCO AND IT ALL SUCKS

Death Before Disco!


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-24 7:38:32 PM  
Am I the only one who, having never seen this movie before, is amazed that it actually has a really good art style and excellent animation? I mean, I remember the Saturday morning Chipmunks shows and the holiday specials, and those were just crap animation. But this... Someone actually put a lot of time, effort, and care into making this movie, and that surprises me because it's the farking Chipmunks, a one-trick cliche set of characters that most people ignore and, with all honesty, I cannot remember ANY child ever saying the Chipmunks were their favorite, or even that they were cool or funny.

Yet here's a movie that looks like it cost a lot of money to make and someone really worked to make it the best Chipmunks movie they could make. Crazy.
 
2020-09-24 7:43:26 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Slowed rather than pitch-shifted but I like it so here it is.

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In the same vein:
Jonathan Frakes Asks You Things (drunk)
Youtube 5uC8mRy2p9w
 
2020-09-24 8:20:18 PM  

WilderKWight: Am I the only one who, having never seen this movie before, is amazed that it actually has a really good art style and excellent animation? I mean, I remember the Saturday morning Chipmunks shows and the holiday specials, and those were just crap animation. But this... Someone actually put a lot of time, effort, and care into making this movie, and that surprises me because it's the farking Chipmunks, a one-trick cliche set of characters that most people ignore and, with all honesty, I cannot remember ANY child ever saying the Chipmunks were their favorite, or even that they were cool or funny.

Yet here's a movie that looks like it cost a lot of money to make and someone really worked to make it the best Chipmunks movie they could make. Crazy.


That was the result of Walt Disney Animation firing their staff during a lull in the mid 80s. As a result, the Chipmunk movie production company got world class animators on the cheap.

I saw the movie when I was a kid as well. I watched it a couple of years ago and I was blown away by the loving details in the background.  The Greek statues used in the Boys/Girls of Rock and Roll section were amazing.
 
2020-09-24 8:22:04 PM  
peasandcarrots:

Kind of annoying that David Seville and Ross Bagdasarian would build a multi-million dollar empire on a gimmick that's good for maybe one or two songs before it turns into a cheese grater on the nerves.

Um, you know that they're the same person, right?
 
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