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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

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Storyline

In a tree farm, three musically inclined chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, find their tree cut down and sent to Los Angeles. Once there, they meet the frustrated songwriter David Seville, and despite a poor house wrecking first impression, they impress him with their singing talent. Seeing the opportunity for success, both human and chipmunks make a pact for them to sing his songs. While that ambition proves a frustrating struggle with the difficult trio, the dream does come true after all. However, that success presents its own trials as their unscrupulous record executive, Ian Hawke, plans to break up this family to exploit the boys. Can Dave and the Chipmunks discover what they really value amid the superficial glamor around them? Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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14 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin y las ardillas  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,307,417 (USA) (14 December 2007)

Gross:

$217,326,336 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

Ross Bagdasarian Jr. was originally set to portray David Seville; however, due to his age (58 at the time of filming), the younger Jason Lee was chosen. See more »

Goofs

During the premiere party Simon says if he continues to eat he will go into insulin shock. Insulin shock occurs when a diabetic does not eat for an extended period of time. Given that there is never any other indication that Simon is diabetic (in fact he'd never survive in the wild if he was), he probably said it simply because it "sounds cool", without really understanding what he was saying. See more »

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Alvin (singing voice)Simon (singing voice)Theodore (singing voice): [a capella] Where is the moment we needed the most/You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost/They tell me your blue skies fade to gray/They tell me your passion's gone away/And I don't need no carryin' on/Cause you had a bad day/You're taking one down/You sing a sad song just to turn it around/You say you don't know/You tell me don't lie/You work at a smile and you go for a ride/You had a bad day/You've seen what you like/And how does it feel for one more time/You had a bad day/...
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the credits, there is a brief scene in which Ian attempts to get real-life squirrels, sitting atop his piano, to sing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 December 2007 (2007) See more »

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The Abyss of Death
Written by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
Featuring Jason Gleed
Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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Good Fun!
22 December 2007 | by (Elm Mott) – See all my reviews

Gotta kid? Then you know all about this movie cause that is all you hear about. It is all I heard about for the last week and so I finally saw it with my cousin who is a mother to a 7 year old- she really wanted to see it first. So, let me say this: There will be no problem letting her 7 year old watch it.

I kinda enjoyed it too seeing how I had to be dragged to it. But once there I was not bored and there seemed to be a crowd that apparently was expecting a treat of some kind as several appeared to be veterans of earlier showings who had then gone out and grabbed their posse to watch it again (only with them this time).

Nice way to spend a Saturday with the kids and grab a laugh or three. Anyway, I'll give it a thumbs up!


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