The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
We have always been Chipmunk fans. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" is a fun holiday ditty ("me I want a hulla-hoop!") and "The Chipmunk Adventure," where the Chipmunks race the Chipettes around the world while singing fun songs was a favorite of ours as a child.
During this particular "Million Dollar Money Drop," we made it to the final question with $1 million, but we lost it all on betting teenagers surf the internet more than they watch TV. Oops.
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Forcing the Chipmunks to attend an average high school after a taste of rock and roll superstardom could've made for a pretty decent fish-out-of-water comedy (munk-out-of-tree comedy?), but that potential is wasted in favor of an uninspired battle of the bands story, pitting our boys against an all-girl group of chipmunks called the Chipettes. The girls, who are also huge Alvin and the Chipmunks fans,
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Cast: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: December 23, 2009
Plot: After Dave (Lee) breaks most of his bones in an Alvin-related accident, the Chipmunks stay with Toby Seville (Levi). While Dave’s away they take on new challenges like going to high school and facing off against new musical rivals/love interests, the Chipettes.
Who’S It For? Kids, specifically those old enough to sit through a movie but still young enough not to judge based on quality.
Expectations: Low. The first film wasn’t as bad as I expected, but my expectations were so colossally low that they almost had to be beaten. This one is a sequel, which tend to be worse than the film that precedes it.
Zachary Levi as Toby: I love Zachary Levi in Chuck.
Many of the original 2007 cast and filmmakers return for “The Squeakquel,” including producers (as well as the voices of The Chipmunks and The Chipettes for the past 30 years) Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman, executive producers Karen Rosenfelt, Arnon Michele Imperato Stabile and Steve Waterman, actors Jason Lee and David Cross, and ‘Munk voice talents Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney. New to “The Squeakquel” is director Betty Thomas, who is one of
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