The ChubbChubbs are back in The ChubbChubbs Save Christmas, which hits theaters August 8, 2007, prior to select showings of Daddy Day Camp.
The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas, along with the original Oscar-winning The ChubbChubbs!, will be included as special features on the DVD release of Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up, which goes on sale October 9, 2007.
The original ChubbChubbs! computer-animated short contained several references to classic scifi — like Darth Vader and Yoda arm wrestling at the bar and Jar Jar Binks issuing a warning to Meeper, a turtle-like alien on the planet Glorf who longs to be a singer.
In this new adventure, Meeper leads the cute little fanged ChubbChubbs on a search for a new home, which lands them on Earth and into an encounter with Santa Claus.
Check out the official synopsis here after the jump.
Having traveled the galaxy since 2003, when The ChubbChubbs! won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Meeper and his ChubbChubbs visit Earth in the new Sony Pictures Animation short, The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas. While here, the strange but lovable entourage encounters multiple Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show) as Santa Claus.
In this original new ChubbChubbs adventure, the cuddly little aliens with the bottomless stomachs are searching for somewhere to call home. Led by the kind but awkward Meeper, the nicest guy from the planet Glorf, the fanged fuzzballs inadvertently scare the naughtiness out of a budding delinquent as they pinch hit for Santa, and in the process learn that home is more than just a place to live.
The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas was directed by Cody Cameron and produced by Kirk Bodyfelt for Sony Pictures Animation. In addition to Tambor, it features the voices of Brad Simonson returning as Meeper and Jeff Wolverton back as the ChubbChubbs.
Cody Cameron, David Feiss and Jurgen Gross wrote the story, which includes the main characters from Sony Pictures Imageworks’ The ChubbChubbs!, an original story by Jeff Wolverton. Original music is by Ramin Djawadi (Prison Break, Open Season).