As the original “Dramatic Chipmunk” mini-film makes its rounds on the Web, it was only a matter of time before a Star Wars fan gave the acting critter his own lightsaber, making him “Darthmatic Chipmunk.” However, he’s not actually a chipmunk. According to readers on BoingBoing.net:
The star of “Dramatic Chipmunk” appears to be a Prairie Dog (Cynomys sp.) as opposed to a chipmunk (Tamias sp.). Either a great example of cross-species casting or a call to action for Chipmunk-Americans to stand up for their rights.
Now he’s ready for his dramatic close-up before his lightsaber battle. I wonder if he’ll make a cameo on the Star Wars live-action TV series?
Of course he’s still no match for our Speeder Squirrel!