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The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.



, (as Ross Bagdasarian)

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Cast overview:
David Seville / Alvin Seville / Simon Seville (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)
Claudia Furschtien (voice)
Klaus Furschtien (voice) (as Anthony DeLongis)
Sophie / Additional Voices (voice)
Arabian Prince (voice)
Philip L. Clarke ...
(voice) (as Philip Clark)
Ken Sansom ...
Patrick Pinney ...
(voice) (as Pat Pinney)


Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this film made with musical numbers by the Chipmunks and the Chipettes. Written by Corey Semple <corey.semple@earthlink.com>

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Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin és a mókusok a világ körül  »

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$6,804,312 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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Production of the movie became too time consuming, and with the deadline for the completed project fast approaching, several scenes in the original script had to be re-written to make them simpler for the animators to animate (including the sacrificing scene), or cut from the script completely, thus resulting in a much shorter movie with fewer locations The Chipmunks and Chipettes actually visit. See more »


During the "Woolly Bully" scene the Chipmunks switch between having no dolls, having only Alvin and Brittany dolls, and having their own dolls and their counterpart Chippette dolls tied to the bottom of their stakes between shots. See more »


[first lines]
David Seville: The taxi will be here any minute and I'm not even ready! Has anyone seen my tie?
Simon Seville: You're wearing it, Dave.
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Crazy Credits

Siri Dharma Galliano(as Siri D. Galliano) receives a credit as "Chipmunk Masseuse." See more »


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Come On-A My House
Written by Ross Bagdasarian (as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) and William Saroyan
Performed by Dody Goodman
Produced by Jimmie Haskell, Kenny Shroyer, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, and Steve Vining
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Favorite Movie of my Childhood :-)
8 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To this day, there isn't a movie I've seen more times than The Chipmunk Adventure, nor has any movie brought me more happiness. This is by no means the greatest film or even the greatest animated film, but to an 8 year old girl in 1988 it was the coolest, funniest, most exciting film ever! I'm still equally as impressed today with the musical numbers, each one a standout song with wonderfully dramatic lyrics in the epic tradition of 80's pop (think Pat Benetar on helium, only catchier).

Controversy has stirred over the blatantly suggestive tone of the Chipette's song "Gettin' Lucky With You", which to me seemed much more innocent at the time. However, looking at it as a rational adult, I can totally understand the concern; you've got three young girls in skimpy harem outfits passionately proclaiming "getting lucky is what it's all about". The Chipettes' were definitely sexualized tenfold for this movie.

But this controversial issue doesn't even come close to overshadowing the Chipmunks' otherwise fabulous feature length animated adventure, I encourage parents and childless adults alike to check out this movie. Especially if you were a child of the eighties/early nineties like me. :-)

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