History Trivia / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

25th Apr '17 10:49:09 AM CosmicFerret
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** When the Chipmunks deliberately ruin the concert after realizing they've been tricked by Ian, Alvin shouts "[[Franchise/DieHard Yippee ki yay, mamacita]]!" in which Justin Long played Matthew ‘Matt’ Farrell in ''Live Free or Die Hard''.
** Another reference to a movie with Justin Long is made in ''The Squeakquel'' when the Chipmunks are playing dodgeball:

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** When the Chipmunks deliberately ruin the concert after realizing they've been tricked by Ian, Alvin shouts "[[Franchise/DieHard Yippee ki yay, mamacita]]!" in which Justin Long Creator/JustinLong played Matthew ‘Matt’ Farrell in ''Live Free or Die Hard''.
** Another reference to a movie with Justin Long Creator/JustinLong is made in ''The Squeakquel'' when the Chipmunks are playing dodgeball:



** Initially, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman portrayed Alvin, Simon and Theodore in the film, but were replaced at the studio's insistence with younger actors Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse [=McCartney=] respectively.

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** Initially, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman portrayed Alvin, Simon and Theodore in the film, but were replaced at the studio's insistence with younger actors Justin Long, Creator/JustinLong, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse [=McCartney=] respectively.
23rd Apr '17 4:01:51 PM Golondrina
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* NonSingingVoice: JuneForay does Mrs. Frumpington's singing at the end of "Squares" because she sounded more crazier than Lee Patrick.

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* NonSingingVoice: JuneForay Creator/JuneForay does Mrs. Frumpington's singing at the end of "Squares" because she sounded more crazier than Lee Patrick.



** Janice Karman voices Vinny instead on JuneForay in her second appearance.

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** Janice Karman voices Vinny instead on JuneForay Creator/JuneForay in her second appearance.
21st Apr '17 7:35:51 PM Golondrina
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** KevinMichaelRichardson as Bud Wiley and a security guard.

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** KevinMichaelRichardson Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Bud Wiley and a security guard.
13th Apr '17 10:57:53 PM dsneybuf
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There's never been a complete compilation tape/DVD or box set containing all the episodes. There exists only the aforementioned Sing Along tapes (which just have some of the musical segments) and a DVD called "''The Very First Alvin Show''" (which only contains one of the first episodes, along with the specials ''A Chipmunk Reunion'' and ''Rockin' Through the Decades'').

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There's never been a complete compilation tape/DVD or box set containing all the episodes. There exists only the aforementioned Sing Along tapes (which just have some of the musical segments) and a DVD called "''The Very First Alvin Show''" (which only contains one of the first episodes, along with the specials ''A Chipmunk Reunion'' and ''Rockin' Through the Decades'').Decades''), and a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack containing three episodes.
10th Feb '17 7:00:15 PM NightShade96
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** Because they've earned much disdain from a good-sized portion of the fanbase, the CGI character designs have earned the not-so-affection nickname, "CGI Rats".

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** Because they've earned much disdain from a good-sized portion of the fanbase, the CGI character designs have earned the not-so-affection not-so-affectionate nickname, "CGI Rats".


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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $90 million (not counting marketing costs). Box office, $85,643,880 (domestic), $232,287,225 (worldwide). While the previous three Chipmunks films did well at the box office (although they all had a poor critical reception), 20th Century Fox, originally planning a December 23rd release for the fourth installment of the series, decided to cash in on counter-programming [[ReleaseDateChange by bumping it up to a]] [[SuicidalOverconfidence downright suicidal]] Dec. 18th date, putting it in direct competition with the highly anticipated ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens]]'' from former longtime partner Lucasfilm, who disassociated themselves from Fox after being bought by Disney. ''The Road Chip'' didn't stand a chance -- ''The Force Awakens'' proceeded to [[CurbStompBattle utterly demolish it]] at the box office, raking in a record-breaking $100 million on opening day ''alone'' and over $1 billion worldwide just barely after its first week, making it ''the highest-grossing film of the 2010s''. ''The Road Chip'' crashed and burned at a meager $14,287,159 on the same weekend, limping to $47,539,910 the same week, then $64,050,442 worldwide. On top of that, ''The Force Awakens'' was universally lauded by critics as a true-to-form comeback for the ''Star Wars'' franchise, while ''The Road Chip'' was utterly eviscerated by critics. In all likelihood, the film's resounding failure will [[FranchiseKiller bring the Chipmunks film series to an end]], being the second negative business-changing bust of the year for Fox after [[Film/FantasticFour2015 the attempted Fantastic Four reboot]].
24th Jan '17 12:14:38 PM Cindylover1969
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* ActorAllusion: Laura Marano is in [[Series/AustinAndAlly Miami again]].

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* ActorAllusion: Laura Marano is in [[Series/AustinAndAlly Miami again]].[[note]](Although the babysitter she plays in [[TheCameo a cameo here]] seems more Trish than Ally.)[[/note]]
8th Jan '17 2:26:23 PM harotype
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** After coming home from losing his job in the 2007 movie, he says "You know, if I made a list of my worst days ever, guess what, today would be at the top of the list" is [[ShoutOut a reference]] to Jason Lee making a list he makes as [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Earl Hickey]]. Then in ''The Squeakquel'', he, a professional skateboarder, trips over a skateboard.


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** Jason Lee, a professional skateboarder, trips over a skateboard.
24th Dec '16 12:29:27 PM NWolfman
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** PlayedForLaughs on one compilation album in which Alvin "interviews" Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
24th Dec '16 12:28:01 PM NWolfman
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* MilestoneCelebration: Just barely averted. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. agreed to the project when he thought that it would be released in 2008, just in time for the Chipmunks' 50th anniversary. By the time he signed on, Universal informed him that they wanted it ready by that coming Christmas.
24th Dec '16 12:22:17 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Bagdasarian chose chipmunks for the "sped up" voice on his novelty records after a chance encounter with a feisty chipmunk he broke for while out for a drive, who seemed to egg him on.
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