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Western Animation / The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades

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The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades is an animated television special featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks. It originally premiered on NBC in 1991. It was later released on VHS in 1992 as Rockin' with the Chipmunks.

The special is a nostalgic look at hit songs from the past five decades. Tidbits of popular songs are covered by the Chipmunks, with animated music videos to accompany the songs. The host of the live-action segments is Will Smith.


The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades provides examples of:

  • Artistic Age: The reoccuring female chipmunk dresses and acts like an adult, but her size and relationship to the boys implies she's no older than the triplets (who are roughly 8-12).
  • Lady in Red: The flirty female chipmunk in "Crocodile Rock" wears a sparkly red dress.
  • No Name Given: The female chipmunk seen in "Crocodile Rock" and "Surfin' USA" is unnamed. She isn't one of the Chipettes and hasn't appeared anywhere else, but she heavily resembles Charlene (a prototype Chipette character who only appeared alongside Alvin on one album).

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