was listening to david cross on the wtf podcast today. he has had his credibility called into question for doing voiceover work on the alvin and the chipmunks movies but as they have grossed over a billion dollars and provided him with a lifetime of f.u. money, i think he can live with his decision. and as it turns out two of these were written by a high school friends brother (ive mentioned this before i know) who also wrote both kung fu panda movies. he also wrote the animated monsters vs. aliens. these are his five movie credits, total domestic gross over 900 million and 2.4 billion worldwide. he is now the 28th highest domestic grossing writer of all-time. his first non-animated film is in pre-production with freaks & geeks co-creator and bridesmaids director paul feig behind the camera.

- dave 4-22-2012 6:42 pm

I saw a doc on the latter chipmunks. Daves saville's son and his cheesy Hollywood wife are in charge. She thought up the chipettes. It's totally gone to shit. Very very profitable shit. I don't blame cross for making a Fu buck. He's the one who has to live with himself ultimately.
- bill 4-22-2012 7:55 pm [add a comment]

he talks about it at the end of the podcast. he had no expectation of even a big paycheck. it was just work in a down period of his career. and ultimately, its entertainment for 5 year olds. i think hes come to terms but he did wrestle with it for a while. i could care less. bet that animation voice work is considered a plumb job in hollywood these days. so many of those movies are mints.
- dave 4-22-2012 8:42 pm [add a comment]

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