History Trivia / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

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.
28th Nov '16 12:14:17 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MoneyDearBoy: DavidCross makes it especially clear that he's in the movies for the money, noting that being in the first paid for a new house (he seems to have had enough with ''Chipwrecked'' though, which he called "literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life").

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* MoneyDearBoy: DavidCross makes it especially clear Creator/DavidCross has made no secret that he's he is only in the these movies for the money, paycheck, publicly noting in an interview that being in his salary from the first paid film was larger than any other project he had been working on and helped him pay for a new house (he house. He seems to have had enough with ''Chipwrecked'' though, which he called "literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life").life".
8th Oct '16 12:14:00 PM akaun6899
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If IMDb trivia is to be believed, one early draft of the script featured Claire from the first movie [[TheBusCameBack returning]] and fulfilling the role taken by Samantha in the final film.



* TheOtherDarrin: A passing on generation example: Eleanor is voiced by Vanessa Bagdasarian Chambers, Ross and Janice's elder daughter. The rest of the Chipmunks though, are still voiced by her parents like in the 80's cartoon.

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* TheOtherDarrin: A passing on generation example: Eleanor is voiced by Vanessa Bagdasarian Chambers, Ross and Janice's elder daughter. The rest of the Chipmunks though, are [[RoleReprisal still voiced voiced]] by her parents like in the 80's cartoon.
9th Sep '16 11:07:46 AM Sakubara
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* FranchiseKiller: Inverted. It managed to increase Chipmunk popularity and spawned two sequels (without {{sequelitis}}, fortunately).

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* FranchiseKiller: Inverted. It managed to increase Chipmunk popularity and spawned two sequels (without {{sequelitis}}, fortunately).three sequels.
22nd Aug '16 10:02:39 PM akaun6899
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* TheOtherDarrin: A passing on generation example: Eleanor is voiced by Vanessa Bagdasarian Chambers, Ross and Janet's elder daughter. The rest of the Chipmunks though, are still voiced by her parents like in the 80's cartoon.

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* TheOtherDarrin: A passing on generation example: Eleanor is voiced by Vanessa Bagdasarian Chambers, Ross and Janet's Janice's elder daughter. The rest of the Chipmunks though, are still voiced by her parents like in the 80's cartoon.
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