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Release Date:
22 May 1987 (USA) See more »
At last! Alvin's first motion picture. See more »
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
Kirk Tingblad .... 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)
Gordon Stanfield .... key animator (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)
Ollie Johnston .... special thanks
Frank Thomas .... special thanks

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USA:77 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Claudia is first seen in the diner, she has pink nails and lips. When she goes to first introduce herself to the group, her lips and nails are now red instead of pink.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)See more »
My MotherSee more »


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Very well-written, 24 September 2006
Author: Sean A. Owens ( from Garden Grove, CA

"The Chipmunk Adventure" is one of the greatest animated movies of the 1980's. Alvin and the Chipmunks have always been of some interest to me, since they were what really got me into rock and roll. Neither one of the Chipmunks has any bad traits. Alvin's really the star and has all the cool looks. Theodore is the lovable sensitive one. Then there's Simon (my personal favorite), the smart one who is often a party pooper. I also like the Chipettes a lot. There's Brittany, who, like Alvin, is one who is always trying to be so popular. Then there's Eleanor, who, like Theodore, is sweet, sensitive, and loves food. Janette is the only Chipette who is not much like her counterpart; she's very naive and really clumsy.

In the Chipmunks' very first full-length movie, David Seville is going on a business trip to Europe, and he's leaving the boys with Miss Miller while he's gone. While playing an arcade game, Alvin loses against Brittany and then says that if he had the money, he'd race Brittany around the world for real. Unbeknownest to the kids, a man named Klaus Furschtien and his sister, Claudia, who have been trying to come up with a sneaky way to deliver diamonds around the world in exchange for cash, overheard this conversation and said that they'd let them race around the world for $100,000. Alvin and Brittany accept it and go on the race.

This adventurous movie has a lot of great songs. "Off to See the World" made for an appropriate theme song for the movie. Then there is "Getting Lucky", one of my favorite songs in the movie. "My Mother" is most likely the sappiest song in the movie, but it always makes me cry. "Wooly Bully" is the only cover song used in the movie (the rest were completely original). Then, of course, there's "The Boys and Girls of Rock and Roll", which, in my opinion, has to be one of the greatest musical numbers in movie history.

I used to watch this movie very often, until my recorded tape of it died. I still watch the movie, though. This is actually a fun movie for people who are about to go on a vacation to a foreign country for the first time. It'll give you an idea of what kind of stuff you'd expect out of world travel. Definitely one of my childhood movies, and one that I'd recommend to 80's fans and Alvin & the Chipmunks fans.

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