History Franchise / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

25th Dec '16 11:19:33 AM harotype
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The show ultimately vanished from the airwaves in the 1990s, save for a couple of direct-to-video movies that downplayed the music angle in favor of generic Holiday plotlines. In the last couple of years however, a [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks live-action adaptation]] with computer-generated (and realistically sized) chipmunks and Creator/JasonLee as the new David Seville, has revived the characters somewhat. So much so, in fact, that it has spawned two sequels, at least one of which averts {{Sequelitis}}.

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The show ultimately vanished from the airwaves in the 1990s, save for a couple of direct-to-video movies that downplayed the music angle in favor of generic Holiday plotlines. In the last couple of years however, a [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks live-action adaptation]] with computer-generated (and realistically sized) chipmunks and Creator/JasonLee as the new David Seville, has revived the characters somewhat. So much so, in fact, that it has spawned two three sequels, at least one of which averts {{Sequelitis}}.



Then in 2009 ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel'', the CGI-rendered Chipettes were voiced in dialogue by Christine Applegate, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler in.

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Then in 2009 ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel'', the CGI-rendered Chipettes were voiced in dialogue by Christine Applegate, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler in.
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## ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip]]''
24th Dec '16 12:31:04 PM NWolfman
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In reality, "David 'Dave' Seville" was Bagdasarian's [[StageNames stage name]]. He took the professional name after being stationed in [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Seville, Spain]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and liked the area. Bagdasarian named The Chipmunks after executives at Liberty Records who released Seville's and the Chipmunks' original albums:

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In reality, "David 'Dave' Seville" was Bagdasarian's [[StageNames stage name]]. He took the professional name after being stationed in [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Seville, Spain]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and liked the area.area (and also because Bagdasarian wouldn't fit on a '45). Bagdasarian named The Chipmunks after executives at Liberty Records who released Seville's and the Chipmunks' original albums:
10th Nov '16 1:09:34 PM HighCrate
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: The Chipettes have gotten more and more screentime overtime, to the point where the last episode Ruby-Spears (the first showrunning company, followed by DiC) had produced for the series doesn't have Dave or the Chipmunks themselves in it. This was a byproduct of GirlsNeedRoleModels (See above).

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: The Chipettes have gotten more and more screentime overtime, to the point where the last episode Ruby-Spears (the first showrunning company, followed by DiC) had produced for the series doesn't have Dave or the Chipmunks themselves in it. This was a byproduct of GirlsNeedRoleModels (See above).
10th Nov '16 12:19:21 PM HighCrate
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* GenreBusting: The writings were pretty impressive.
* GirlGroup: The Chipettes.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels. Initially the Chipettes were designed so the creators could make chick versions of songs sung by women. However the girls also ended up being main stars of the show and animated movie.
** The 1987 movie ended up featuring the girls in such a big role, you realize they drive the plot more than the boys. The girls are shown in more locations, one song featuring both groups is called "The Girls of Rock and Roll", when they're captured they escape on their own, rescue a baby penguin and take him home, discover the diamond smuggling plot on their own and rescue the boys from their own capture just before they were about to be eaten by crocs.
** Not to mention that the last episode Creator/RubySpears produced featured no token appearance from either Dave or the Chipmunks in both shorts -- it was all Chipettes.
* GirlishPigtails: Eleanor

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* %%* GenreBusting: The writings were pretty impressive.
* %%* GirlGroup: The Chipettes.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels. Initially the Chipettes were designed so the creators could make chick versions of songs sung by women. However the girls also ended up being main stars of the show and animated movie.
** The 1987 movie ended up featuring the girls in such a big role, you realize they drive the plot more than the boys. The girls are shown in more locations, one song featuring both groups is called "The Girls of Rock and Roll", when they're captured they escape on their own, rescue a baby penguin and take him home, discover the diamond smuggling plot on their own and rescue the boys from their own capture just before they were about to be eaten by crocs.
** Not to mention that the last episode Creator/RubySpears produced featured no token appearance from either Dave or the Chipmunks in both shorts -- it was all Chipettes.
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%%* GirlishPigtails: Eleanor
1st Jul '16 4:33:13 AM acrobox
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* FiveManBand: When with The Chipettes.
** Alvin -- TheLeader
** Simon -- TheLancer (as a {{foil}} to Alvin) and TheSmartGuy (as the most intelligent of the group)
** Theodore -- TheBigGuy (as a BigEater of the group) and KidAppealCharacter (as the cutest one of the group)
** Brittany -- TheChick (as the prettiest one of the group) and TheLancer (as TheRival to Alvin)
** Jeanette -- TheSmartGuy (as the wisest one of the group)
** Eleanor -- TheHeart


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* TheTeam: The standard PowerTrio sees Alvin as the boisterous, conceited, off the wall {{Leader}}. Simon playing double duty as TheSmartGuy and TheLancer who tries to stand up to Alvin by suggesting more rational and reasonable alternatives, either as a a DeadpanSnarker or HollywoodNerd. Theodore rounds them out as the BigEater BabyOfTheBunch who may end up following either of the other two.
** Then they all gain DistaffCounterparts in the Chipettes. As a team of six, Brittany is an action oriented Chick, and Rival to Alvin. Jeanette is a ShrinkingViolet, and Eleanor is the TeamMom.
17th Apr '16 8:38:02 AM IlGreven
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* GrammarNazi: Simon. Hilariously, on the country album he gets paired with Aaron Tippin to sing his song "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio", which of course he tries to "correct".
7th Dec '15 1:33:29 PM Twentington
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* PersonAsVerb: Due to the franchise popularizing it, the act of speeding up/shifting audio to make it higher pitched is commonly called "chipmunking".
19th Sep '15 11:40:39 PM CroixJean
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Alvin. A ZanyScheme will be coming once this begins...
11th Sep '15 8:38:25 PM CroixJean
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** Simon, starting from the CGI films (brown fur) to the CG-animated series.



* BreakoutCharacter: After their first appearance in the '80s cartoon, the Chipettes have become so popular and get more and more screentime overtime in the series becoming regular characters. Now the Chipettes are integral part of the franchise and appear in all media.

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* BreakoutCharacter: After their first appearance in the '80s cartoon, the Chipettes have become so popular and get more and more screentime screen time overtime in the series becoming regular characters. Now the Chipettes are integral part of the franchise and appear in all media.



* CharacterTic: Each of them seem to have one, but the most noticable are
** Simon, whenever conversing about something serious, will remove his glasses, wipe them with a hankerchief, then place them back on his face.

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* CharacterTic: Each of them seem to have one, but the most noticable noticeable are
** Simon, whenever conversing about something serious, will remove his glasses, wipe them with a hankerchief, handkerchief, then place them back on his face.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Alvin, although can be a {{Jerkass}} at times, even he was disgusted at the way Brittney was treating and blowing off Jeanette just to get in good with some popular snobby group. You'd think Simon would be more angry at Brittney for this, but surprisingly not the case.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Alvin, although he can be a {{Jerkass}} at times, {{Jerkass}}, was even he was disgusted at the way Brittney Brittany was treating and blowing off Jeanette just to get in good with some popular snobby group. You'd think Simon would be more angry at Brittney for this, but surprisingly not the case.



** By the ''ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks'' series, the Chipmunks have now been given their own human-like hair. And they are technically darker shades of the Chipettes own hair colors.



* {{Jerkass}}: Alvin, though he eventually comes around to being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold at some point from the get-go.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Alvin, though he eventually comes around closer to being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold at some point from JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He seems to comprehend when he crosses the get-go.line and at times goes out of his way to make up for it.



** BeautyBrainsAndBrawn -- Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor.
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead -- Eleanor, Jeanette and Brittany.

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** BeautyBrainsAndBrawn -- Brittany, Jeanette Jeanette, and Eleanor.
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead -- Eleanor, Jeanette Jeanette, and Brittany.Brittany.
*** Going by their fur in the CGI films and their CG-animated cartoon hair, now the Chipmunks count - Theodore (blond), Simon (brunet), and Alvin (redhead).



** RockTrio

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** RockTrioRockTrio: The Chipmunks, who were always more of a rock band. The Chipettes are a girl group.



* RockAndRoll: While the Chipmunks covered famous songs and delved into many genres, they were mostly portrayed as a Rock band in the cartoon series, usually with Alvin on guitar, Simon on keyboards/piano, and Theodore on drums.

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* RockAndRoll: While the Chipmunks covered famous songs and delved into many genres, they were mostly portrayed as a [[RockTrio Rock band in the cartoon series, band]], usually with Alvin on guitar, Simon on keyboards/piano, keyboards and/or bass, and Theodore on drums.
11th Sep '15 7:53:14 PM CroixJean
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* '''Alvin''', the mischievous troublemaking lead vocal/front man (and star) of the group.

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* '''Alvin''', the mischievous troublemaking lead vocal/front man vocal (and star) of the group.
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