History WesternAnimation / AlvinAndThechipmunks

30th Mar '18 7:34:03 AM rjd1922
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The third and (thus far) final direct-to-video film, ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks'' was released under [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Home Entertainment]]. This film has Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as the [[LiveActionAdaptation live action]] Dave Seville and wife, Janice Karman as his friend, Lalu. It also features puppetry used for ''The Chipmunks'' and ''The Chipettes''.

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The third and (thus far) final direct-to-video film, ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks'' was released under [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Home Entertainment]]. This film has Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as the [[LiveActionAdaptation live action]] live-action]] Dave Seville and wife, Janice Karman as his friend, Lalu. It also features puppetry used for ''The Chipmunks'' and ''The Chipettes''.



A new series, done in CGI and called ''ALVINNN!!! And The Chipmunks'', premiered in 2015 in France (the series is a [[InternationalCoProduction Franco-American production]]) and other countries including the UK.

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A new series, done in CGI and called ''ALVINNN!!! And The Chipmunks'', ''WesternAnimation/ALVINNNAndTheChipmunks'', premiered in 2015 in France (the series is a [[InternationalCoProduction Franco-American production]]) and other countries including the UK.
18th Feb '18 12:34:41 PM FXFBHFCVFC
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18th Feb '18 11:39:01 AM nombretomado
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'''NOTE:''' ''Tropes under here are '''specifically''' for the [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation '80s cartoon]] series''.

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'''NOTE:''' ''Tropes under here are '''specifically''' for the [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation '80s cartoon]] series''.



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17th Feb '18 5:34:59 PM erracht
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* BootcampEpisode: "Cadet's Regrets" has Alvin enrolling himself and his brothers in a summer camp that is patterned after real Army boot camp. After misinterpreting a conversation they overhear, the Chipmunks go AWOL and [[spoiler: inadvertently go on a real mission in a new automated Army jeep. The mission ends up being successful.]]
19th Jan '18 7:31:32 PM erracht
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* BittersweetEnding: In "Help Wanted: Mommy" (or an EsotericHappyEnding if you prefer): [[spoiler: The Chipettes have avoided being sent to separate foster homes, have gained a kindly adoptive mother in Miss Miller, and they have all come to love each other. However, they have lost their independence, which they were previously handling quite capably, and they and Miss Miller are probably still in the phase of working things out.]]


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** My Pharaoh Lady: [[spoiler: Brittany is set to win a bet with Missy Snootson over whether the mummy of King Rooten Tooten would come to life and visit her - when King Rooten Tooten shows up. However, she sends him away, thinking it was Miss Miller in disguise trying to do her a favor, only realizing her mistake when Miss Miller shows up in a PaperThinDisguise. Now Brittany must drop out of the race for school Carnival Queen in favor of Missy.]]
11th Dec '17 6:09:49 PM nombretomado
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* PajamaCladHero: In most of the DiC-produced episodes, Dave's signature outfit is a pajamas... or a sweatshirt and sweatpants that he not only wears in public but sleeps in as well.

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* PajamaCladHero: In most of the DiC-produced [=DiC=]-produced episodes, Dave's signature outfit is a pajamas... or a sweatshirt and sweatpants that he not only wears in public but sleeps in as well.
11th Dec '17 6:05:29 PM nombretomado
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* ArtEvolution: For this specific show, as noted on the franchise page, it went through three different animation studios: Ruby-Spears Enterprises animated Seasons One through Five, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson (now Fred Wolf Films) animated the first eleven episodes of Season Six (which were produced specifically for the syndication package), and DiC Entertainment animated the rest of Season Six, as well as Seven and Eight. While the Ruby-Spears seasons have more detailed and consistent animation, the character designs started out rather simplistic with an almost Hanna-Barbera look (which makes sense, considering Ruby-Spears was both a spinoff of and a sister studio to Hanna-Barbera), though in their last two seasons, the characters designs improved greatly, as well as the color palette of the show was richer and more saturated. Both MWS and DiC kept with the slightly overhauled versions of the character designs (the original designs were by Corny Cole, while Sandra Berez later tweaked them for ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''), their animation was a lot more simplistic and off model; DiC was the worst offender of this, though the MWS episodes are pretty decent for the most part.

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* ArtEvolution: For this specific show, as noted on the franchise page, it went through three different animation studios: Ruby-Spears Enterprises animated Seasons One through Five, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson (now Fred Wolf Films) animated the first eleven episodes of Season Six (which were produced specifically for the syndication package), and DiC Entertainment Creator/DiCEntertainment animated the rest of Season Six, as well as Seven and Eight. While the Ruby-Spears seasons have more detailed and consistent animation, the character designs started out rather simplistic with an almost Hanna-Barbera look (which makes sense, considering Ruby-Spears was both a spinoff of and a sister studio to Hanna-Barbera), though in their last two seasons, the characters designs improved greatly, as well as the color palette of the show was richer and more saturated. Both MWS and DiC [=DiC=] kept with the slightly overhauled versions of the character designs (the original designs were by Corny Cole, while Sandra Berez later tweaked them for ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''), their animation was a lot more simplistic and off model; DiC [=DiC=] was the worst offender of this, though the MWS episodes are pretty decent for the most part.



* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Since the DiC episodes (including The Chipmunks Go to the Movies) were not seen in reruns for a long period of time, and have had limited episodes released on DVD, it can be a rather disorienting experience for those who are most accustomed to the Ruby-Spears, and the Murakumi-Wolf-Swenson episodes. Also considering the storylines by the DiC era were becoming far more over-the-top cartoony and less believable ("Dear Diary" is a good example). The Chipmunks Go to the Movies especially are just Plain Weird Installment Weirdness.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Since the DiC [=DiC=] episodes (including The Chipmunks Go to the Movies) were not seen in reruns for a long period of time, and have had limited episodes released on DVD, it can be a rather disorienting experience for those who are most accustomed to the Ruby-Spears, and the Murakumi-Wolf-Swenson episodes. Also considering the storylines by the DiC [=DiC=] era were becoming far more over-the-top cartoony and less believable ("Dear Diary" is a good example). The Chipmunks Go to the Movies especially are just Plain Weird Installment Weirdness.
21st Nov '17 8:52:25 PM JM1982
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Dave dislikes heavy metal music, thinking that it just relies on being loud. He enters a heavy metal contest in the guise of "The Phantom" to prove to the Chipmunks that heavy metal is just noise. Dave not only wins the contest, but accidentally becomes a heavy metal star in the process, with a fanbase that incluse the Chipmunks.
28th Aug '17 12:32:42 AM Robbyn
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* AccidentalBid: Happened in an episode where Alvin was pretending to bid on expensive things in order to impress a rich girl; he ended up accidentally outbidding his rival on a yacht.
9th Aug '17 9:32:17 AM Basara-kun
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* IntraFranchiseCrossover: The episode spoofing ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' has the 1980s Chipmunks meeting their 1960s counterparts from ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''.
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