Alvin and the Chipmunks were a lot more fun for me when I was growing up. I remember we had a couple of the records of their spoofs of songs. Particularly hilarious to my untrained senses was their take on the theme to "Chariots of Fire." They spent the whole song complaining about running and the length of the song. Such a touching tribute to Vangelis.
With all due respect to the creators of the new live action/CG Chipmunks movie, a part of me died inside when, in the trailer, Alvin eats a piece of chipmunk droppings. Have we become so lazy and jaded that we have to resort to scatological humor to update iconic cartoon characters for the 21st Century? And why do the chipmunks need to look photo-real? I'm getting old, talking about how cartoons were better in my day.
But they were.