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Janice Karman (written by) &
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 1987 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
At last! Alvin's first motion picture. See more »
Plot:
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ross Bagdasarian Jr. ... David Seville / Alvin Seville / Simon Seville (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)

Janice Karman ... Theodore Seville / Brittany Miller / Jeanette Miller / Eleanor Miller (voice)
Dody Goodman ... Miss Rebecca Miller (voice)

Susan Tyrrell ... Claudia Furschtien (voice)

Anthony De Longis ... Klaus Furschtien (voice) (as Anthony DeLongis)

Frank Welker ... Sophie / Additional Voices (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Arabian Prince (voice)
Philip L. Clarke ... (voice) (as Philip Clark)
Ken Sansom ... (voice)

George Poulos ... (voice)

Charles Adler ... (voice)
Patrick Pinney ... (voice) (as Pat Pinney)

Directed by
Janice Karman 
 
Writing credits
Janice Karman (written by) &
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (written by) (as Ross Bagdasarian)

Ross Bagdasarian  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. .... producer (as Ross Bagdasarian)
Steven Hahn .... co-producer
Sue Shakespeare .... associate producer (as Gwendolyn Sue Shakespeare)
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Mizgalski 
 
Casting by
Louise Zingarelli 
 
Production Design by
Carol Holman Grosvenor 
 
Production Management
Rocky Solotoff .... production supervisor
Michael Wolf .... production manager
 
Art Department
Andy Gaskill .... storyboard artist (as Andrew Gaskill)
Dan Haskett .... storyboard artist
Glen Keane .... storyboard artist
John Norton .... storyboard artist
Michael Peraza Jr. .... storyboard artist (as Mike Peraza)
Roy Allen Smith .... storyboard artist
Mike Svayko .... prop designer
 
Sound Department
Cecil Broughton .... sound editor
Donald W. Ernst .... supervising sound editor (as Don Ernst)
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer
Russ Hill .... foley editor
Shelley Rae Hinton .... track reader (as Shelley Hinton)
Eileen Horta .... foley artist
Sam Horta .... sound editor
Scott D. Jackson .... sound editor (as Scott Jackson)
Stephen Janisz .... foley editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Richard Newman .... foley mixer
Mary Louise Rodgers .... foley artist (as Mary Rodgers)
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound recording engineer
Greg P. Russell .... voice recording engineer (as Gregory Russell)
Jackson Schwartz .... voice recording engineer
Kevin Spears .... adr editor
Leonard Wolf Jr. .... foley editor (as Leonard Wolf)
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Bekuhrs .... assistant effects animator
Yeon-Kwan Chung .... effects painter (as Yeon-Kwan Jung)
Sari Gennis .... effects animator
January Nordman .... effects animator
Don Paul .... effects animator
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... supervising effects animator
Rocky Solotoff .... special optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hyung Hee Kim .... camera operator
Chul-kyu Lim .... camera operator
John Siskin .... photographer: backgrounds
 
Animation Department
Beverly Adams .... assistant animator
Diane Albracht .... color mark-up
Renee Ilsa Alcazar .... additional color modeler (as Renee Alcazar)
Tim Allen .... additional animator
Kevin Anderson .... additional color modeler
Viki Anderson .... animator
Danny Antonucci .... assistant animator
Debra Armstrong .... assistant animator
Andrew Austin .... layout artist
Rasoul Azadani .... additional layout clean-up artist
Jin-Sook Bae .... ink artist
Vicki Banks .... assistant animator
Judith Barnes .... assistant animator (as Judy Barnes)
Vonnie Batson .... animation checker
Sandra Berez .... character designer: Chipmunks and Chipettes (as Sandra)
Sandra Berez .... character key supervisor (as Sandra)
Dorris Bergstrom .... assistant animator
James Bird .... assistant animator (as Jim Bird)
Rejean Bourdages .... clean-up and assistant animation supervisor (as Reg Bourdages)
Ken Boyer .... additional animator
Becky Bristow .... directing animator
Patty Burns .... animation checker (as Pat Burns)
Marc Christenson .... key layout clean-up artist
Corny Cole .... additional animator
Jesse Cosio .... additional animator
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Susan I. Craig .... assistant animator (as Susan Craig)
Kent Culotta .... assistant animator
Margie Daniels .... assistant animator (as Margie Wright-Stansbery)
Ron Dias .... additional color key artist
Ron Dias .... background artist
Ron Dias .... background color stylist
Pyung-Eun Do .... key clean-up artist: Korea
Eileen Dunn .... assistant animator
Park Eunmi .... ink artist (as Eun-Mee Park)
Craig Evans .... assistant animator
Dan Fausett .... additional layout artist (as Dan Faucett)
David Feiss .... animator
June Fujimoto .... assistant animator
Raul Garcia .... animator
Raul Garcia .... clean-up and assistant animation supervisor
Andy Gaskill .... directing animator (as Andrew Gaskill)
Gary Graham .... layout artist
Mary Grant .... additional color modeler
Heidi Guedel .... assistant animator
Hyung Hak Han .... background artist (as Hyung-Hak Han)
Karen Hardenbergh .... assistant animator
Ray Harris .... assistant animator
Chuck Harvey .... animator
Dan Haskett .... animator
Tim Hauser .... additional animator
Glenn M. Higa .... scene planner (as Glenn Higa)
Mike Hodgson .... additional layout artist
Renee Holt .... clean-up and assistant animation supervisor
Al Holter .... assistant animator
Richard Hoppe .... key clean-up supervisor
Joe Horne .... assistant animator
Michael Horowitz .... assistant animator
Eddy Houchins .... assistant animator (as William Houchins)
Soon Rae Hwang .... painter (as Soon-Rae Hwang)
Emily Jiuliano .... assistant animator
Skip Jones .... directing animator
Janice Karman .... color key artist
Glen Keane .... animator
Eun-Jung Kim .... ink artist
J.K. Kim .... animator
Sarah-Jane King .... color mark-up
Lureline Kohler .... character key supervisor (as Lureline Weatherly)
Mona Koth .... assistant animator (as Mona)
Susan Kroyer .... additional animator (as Sue Kroyer)
Sandra Kumashiro .... final checker
Byung-Seon Kwak .... background artist
Mi Kyung Kwon .... color modeler
Calvin Le Duc .... assistant animator (as Cal Le Duc)
Jang-Pil Lee .... assistant animator
Jin-woo Lee .... assistant animator
Jong Hee Lee .... background artist (as Jong-Hee Lee)
Tae Jung Lee .... painter (as Tae-Jung Lee)
Michael Lessa .... assistant animator (as Mike Lessa)
Leticia Lichtwardt .... assistant animator
Hyun Joo Lim .... ink artist (as Hyun-Joo Lim)
William Lorencz .... background artist
Marlene Robinson May .... clean-up and assistant animation supervisor: Korea (as Marlene Robinson)
Beth Ann McCoy .... additional color modeler
Brian McKim .... assistant animator
Ron Migliore .... clean-up and assistant animation supervisor
David Molina .... additional animator
SoonJin Mooney .... key clean-up artist: Korea (as Soon-Jin Lee)
Deborah Mooneyham .... additional color modeler
Bunny Munns .... additional color key artist
Sharon Murray .... assistant animator
Terry Naughton .... assistant animator
Jan Naylor .... assistant animator
Jan Naylor .... final checker
Sean Newton .... additional animator
Sun Nam Noh .... painter (as Soon-Nam No)
John Norton .... animator
Cho Ok .... painter (as Ok Cho)
Kwan-sic Park .... background artist (as Kwan-Sik Park)
Seon-Ok Park .... xerox
Sun-ae Park .... ink artist
Yong Nam Park .... final checker (as Yong-Nam Park)
Young-hyn Park .... ink artist (as Young-Hyun Park)
Young-Soon Park .... painter
Robin Police .... final checker
David Pruiksma .... animator (as Dave Pruiksma)
Rebecca Rees .... additional animator
Paul Riley .... animator
Frank Rocco .... assistant animator
Mitch Rochon .... directing animator
Jim Schlenker .... additional layout clean-up artist
Natasha Selfridge .... assistant animator
Terry Shakespeare .... assistant animator
Patty Shinagawa .... assistant animator (as Pat Shinagawa)
Alan Smart .... assistant animator
Roy Allen Smith .... layout supervisor
Victor Solis .... color mark-up
Jaki Sommerich .... color modeler (as Jackie Sommerich)
John Sparey .... scene planner
Don Spencer .... directing animator
J. Michael Spooner .... additional layout artist
Ann Telnaes .... assistant animator
Bill Thinnes .... assistant animator
Alex Topete .... assistant animator
Donald Towns .... background artist
Jane Tucker .... assistant animator (as Jane Bonnet)
Michelle Urbano .... color mark-up
Katherine Victor .... animation checker (as Kathrin Victor)
John Williamson .... assistant animator
Tanya T. Wilson .... additional animator (as Tanya Wilson)
Christopher Wirosko .... color mark-up (as Chris Wirosko)
Jungja Wolf .... final checker (as Jung Ja Kim)
Nyoung-koo Won .... assistant animator (as Myung-Ku Won)
Thomas Woodington .... background artist
Thomas Ling Yen .... animation checker
Louise Zingarelli .... animator
Louise Zingarelli .... character designer
Susan M. Zytka .... assistant animator (as Susan Zytka)
Norman Drew .... animator (uncredited)
Will Finn .... additional animator (uncredited)
Glen Kennedy .... additional animator (uncredited)
Jorgen Klubien .... animator (uncredited)
Tapani Knuutila .... layout artist (uncredited)
Kevin Lima .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Plympton .... additional animator (uncredited)
Lenord Robinson .... story artist (uncredited)
Cynthia Ward .... animation posing artist (uncredited)
Kevin Wurzer .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Greg Griffin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Randy Edelman .... arranger: songs
Randy Edelman .... conductor
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Bob Mallet .... music recording engineer
Rob Matheny .... music supervisor
Howard Pfeifer .... arranger: songs (as Howard Pfeiffer)
Rick Riccobono .... music supervisor
Randy Tominaga .... engineer: songs
Ralph Velasco .... music coordinator: London
 
Transportation Department
Hae-Myeon Song .... transportation: Korea
 
Other crew
Lourdes Arango .... production assistant
F. James Barry .... production controller
Sandra Berez .... promotional artist (as Sandra)
R.A. Brodhead .... production assistant
Patty Burns .... production coordinator (as Pat Burns)
Rick Detorie .... promotional artist
Denice Ferguson .... assistant to producer and director
Andy Gaskill .... title designer (as Andrew Gaskill)
Carol Holman Grosvenor .... title layout (as Carol Grosvenor)
Gregory Hinde .... production assistant (as Greg Hinde)
Mike Hodgson .... title layout
Bong-jun Kim .... translator (as Bong-Jun Kim)
Hope London .... production executive
Charlie May .... production assistant: Korea
Roxy Steven .... production coordinator (as Roxy Novotny Steven)
Linda Strongin .... production secretary
Veronica Wirth .... production assistant
Choi Young-Chan .... production coordinator: Korea (as Young-Chan Choi)
 
Thanks
Ollie Johnston .... special thanks
Frank Thomas .... special thanks
 

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USA:77 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: To prove they've gone to every location, the Chipettes must drop off a Chipette doll and pick up a Chipmunk doll. However, during a musical montage, the girls are shown picking up Chipette dolls twice. Once on a windmill and then again on a ski lift when they should have been Chipmunk dolls.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE : A Childhood Favorite That Holds Up With Every Viewing..., 23 September 2006
Author: cwrdlylyn from United States

THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE

There are some movies that I could watch all my life and never grow tired of them, and this nostalgic favorite is one of them. THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE was a 1987 attempt to bring the old favorites back to the forefront of animation, this time on the big screen. In an age when Disney dominated the film industry in terms of animation quality and box office, THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE stands as one of the best animated films that Disney didn't produce in the 80's.

The story is simple and elementary, having Alvin, Simon & Theodore compete in an around-the-world race with the Chipettes (Janette, Eleanor, & Brittany). However, as the chipmunks encounter exotic dangers, they are unaware that they are the pawns in a major diamond heist.

THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE never was and never will be a film that soars thanks to an engrossing plot. And to people who didn't love it as a child, the film will probably never be more then an enjoyable, yet forgettable, animated movie. But for me, it will always be a little known masterpiece. Something about the film just clicks for me in a way few films do.

Every song is fun, upbeat, and harmless. Highlights include the Chipettes in a slightly risqué Arabian dance to calm snakes. There's also a very sweet song in which the Chipmunks sing about traveling the world and we get to see them at major landmarks throughout the globe. One thing about the Chipmunk characters is that, despite the potentially annoying vocals, the songwriters always managed to write songs that were catchy without ever being grating. This film is no exception... it actually boasts one of the best Animated movie soundtracks of the 80's if you ask me.

Every joke is cute, sincere and amusing. The bits between the bad guys and a pampered puppy are very amusing. And the shock of seeing the Chipettes nearly forced into marriage by a child emperor is as well. The comedy manages to constantly play to the kids so that they don't miss anything, but everything remains charming for the adults with enough nostalgia to keep them entertained.

It's really just a fun trip that is completely humble in it's ambitions. THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE never aims to be anything more then it is, harmless fun. I'll be the first to admit this is a biased review because I have such a nostalgic fondness for THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE that I would never be able to give it a bad review... but nonetheless, it fills me with such a childish contentment while watching it. Everyone has their random favorite from childhood that no one knows, and for me it's this movie. And any film that I can watch over and over whether I am 5, 12, 23 or older is a great film in my eyes.

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