History Film / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

4th Sep '16 12:34:19 PM Sakubara
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*** Heck, the Chipettes appear more often in the trailers than the actual movie as they take a backseat to the Chipmunks' high school shenanigans.
14th Aug '16 2:47:02 PM SnowyWolf
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* AccidentallyAccurate: To further distinguish chipmunk from chipmunk during the first part of the movie, Alvin and Theodore's eyes are recolored brownish-amber and green, respectively, while Simon keeps his blue eyes. Blue eyes are said to be the weakest common eye color and more likely to need glasses than green or brown.
14th Aug '16 2:45:15 PM SnowyWolf
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* AccidentallyAccurate: To further distinguish chipmunk from chipmunk during the first part of the movie, Alvin and Theodore's eyes are recolored brownish-amber and green, respectively, while Simon keeps his blue eyes. Blue eyes are said to be the weakest common eye color and more likely to need glasses than green or brown.
28th Jul '16 12:44:00 PM SuperEquality07
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The first movie, simply titled ''Alvin and the Chipmunks'', was released during the 2007 Christmas season, and was a typical origin story. In it, three somewhat humanoid chipmunk brothers -- hot-headed Alvin, brainy Simon, and portly Theodore -- end up in LA after their tree of residence is cut down and driven there en route to becoming a Christmas tree. They stow away in the basket of struggling songwriter Dave Saville (''Series/MyNameIsEarl'''s Creator/JasonLee), and he promptly kicks them out of the house after finding them... only to let them back in after hearing the three singing outside. Dave strikes a deal with the youngsters: they sing his songs, and he lets them stay in his house.

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The first movie, simply titled ''Alvin and the Chipmunks'', was released during the 2007 Christmas season, in 2007, and was a typical origin story. In it, three somewhat humanoid chipmunk brothers -- hot-headed Alvin, brainy Simon, and portly Theodore -- end up in LA after their tree of residence is cut down and driven there en route to becoming a Christmas tree. They stow away in the basket of struggling songwriter Dave Saville (''Series/MyNameIsEarl'''s Creator/JasonLee), and he promptly kicks them out of the house after finding them... only to let them back in after hearing the three singing outside. Dave strikes a deal with the youngsters: they sing his songs, and he lets them stay in his house.



Fast forward to 2009, where ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel'' opened on Christmas Day to robust grosses despite lots of popular competition such as Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. In this one, the Chipmunks are enrolled in school by Dave and must try to fit in with their human peers, a struggle made even tougher since they were former celebrities. Meanwhile, Ian, struggling to get back on his feet after [[spoiler:the chipmunks ditched him for a normal life on account of him being a scumbag]], seems to have finally found replacements for his former employees in the form of the Chipette sisters: brash Brittany, brainy Jeanette, and portly Eleanor. Just like the three male chipmunks, the Chipettes are somewhat humanoid, and as such are capable of human speech and, by extension, singing. Can the Chipettes be just as successful, and will vengeance on the chipmunks finally be Ian's?

As the ''Squeakquel'' did well for itself, the third film was released in December 2011 and entitled ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked''. Oh yes, really. The Chipmunks and Chipettes go on a cruise and get {{shipwrecked}}. Like the first two, it wasn't well-received by critics. A fourth movie (subtitled ''The Road Chip'') was released on December 18, 2015, the same date as ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', to adequate box office numbers and negative reviews, though it's receiving a splendid cult-following.

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Fast forward to the very end of 2009, where ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel'' opened on Christmas Day to robust grosses despite lots of popular competition such as Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. In this one, the Chipmunks are enrolled in school by Dave and must try to fit in with their human peers, a struggle made even tougher since they were former celebrities. Meanwhile, Ian, struggling to get back on his feet after [[spoiler:the chipmunks ditched him for a normal life on account of him being a scumbag]], seems to have finally found replacements for his former employees in the form of the Chipette sisters: brash Brittany, brainy Jeanette, and portly Eleanor. Just like the three male chipmunks, the Chipettes are somewhat humanoid, and as such are capable of human speech and, by extension, singing. Can the Chipettes be just as successful, and will vengeance on the chipmunks finally be Ian's?

As the ''Squeakquel'' did well for itself, the third film was released in December at the end of 2011 and entitled ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked''. Oh yes, really. The Chipmunks and Chipettes go on a cruise and get {{shipwrecked}}. Like the first two, it wasn't well-received by critics. A fourth movie (subtitled ''The Road Chip'') was released on December 18, 2015, the same date as ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', to adequate box office numbers and negative reviews, though it's receiving a splendid cult-following.
13th Jul '16 8:03:22 PM rjd1922
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* CluelessAesop: The first movie has a story/moral in which the three chipmunks realise that fame and fortune is not all it is cracked out to be, and leave the seemingly superficial lifestyle, and the money, behind to enjoy an apparently better down-to-earth life with Dave. Family being more important that materialism is a fairly common aesop... but when one realises that the movie is completely merchandise-driven, and was made to sell tickets, [=CDs=], toys, video games and other merchandise, the moral of turning your back on materialism seems kind of hollow.
4th Jul '16 9:00:58 AM treehugger0369
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''The Squeakquel'', when Ian calls the principal out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote.

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In ''The Squeakquel'', when Ian calls the principal out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote.vote.
** In ''Chipwrecked'', when Ian and Dave are marooned on the island and trying to find food and water, Ian points out that Dave's necklace is edible, but Dave refuses to eat it or let Ian eat it, as it was a gift from Theodore. While Ian does lose points by arguing with Dave over the latter calling Theodore his son, in such desperate times, sentimental value really should take a back seat to survival, so Dave isn't completely in the right.
12th Jun '16 8:43:40 PM TrendingToon1
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: So far, every film has ended with Dave screaming his trademark "ALVIN!".
12th Jun '16 8:40:50 PM TrendingToon1
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* BuffySpeak: In ''Chipwrecked'', Ian at one point calls Theodore and Eleanor "Chubby one" and "Girl chubby one" respectively.
12th Jun '16 8:39:39 PM TrendingToon1
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** The Chipettes don't get much screentime as the 'Munks in ''Road Chip''.


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* NeverTrustATrailer: Promos for ''The Squeakquel'' have a bit of this. In a scene as the 'Munks walk down the hallway and meet the 'Ettes for the first time, they notice them onstage singing; in the actual film, the 'Ettes are in the hallway with them, and the shot of them singing was really their number for the sing-off against the 'Munks. Also, one scene has Alvin saying something to the 'Ettes when he actually flirted with some of the women at lunch.
** One scene featured the 'Munks spinning in the blender; a promo shows Dave being agitated and stumbles, already in casts, when really, Dave wasn't around during that scene in the film. He was really annoyed that Alvin won't go to bed, which doesn't happen until [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil the very end of the movie]].


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6th Jun '16 12:49:16 PM ngh93
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-->'''Alvin''': Totally forgot about this...
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