Following the incredible popularity of the novelty record "The Chipmunk Song", this animated series about the singing rodents was created. Manager David Seville spends his days taking care ... See full summary »
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Ross Bagdasarian ...  Alvin / ... 2 episodes, 1961
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ...  Clyde Crashcup 2 episodes, 1961
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Following the incredible popularity of the novelty record "The Chipmunk Song", this animated series about the singing rodents was created. Manager David Seville spends his days taking care of his young chipmunk charges, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, as they regularly get into one type of trouble after another. Included in each episode was a cartoon featuring inventor Clyde Crashcup and his assistant, Leonardo. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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4 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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The Chipmunks' names were taken from the names of three executives at Liberty Records, where David Seville and the Chipmunks made most of their early recordings. Alvin was named for label president Alvin Bennett, Simon for label vice-president/record producer Si Waronker, and Theodore for recording engineer Ted Keep. One of the first cartoon shows, along with "The Flintstones," to become a success in prime time. See more »

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Alvin: [On cue from Dave] Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure...
[whips out his harmonica]
Dave Seville: [reacting to that, whispering] No Alvin! You're supposed to introduce the great inventer.
Alvin: [to Dave] Oh.
[Puts his harmonica away]
Alvin: Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the great inventor, Thomas Alva...
Dave Seville: [Interrupting] No!
Alvin: Alexander Graham...
Dave Seville: No!
Alvin: Wilbur and Orv...
[...]
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Fun adventures and misadventures with the Chipmunks!
2 December 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This was one of many cartoon shows I've watched when I was a kid. It wasn't one of my favorites, but it was still good entertainment for me at the time.

The show features a stories about the adventures (and misadventures) of singing rodents named Alvin, Simon and Theodore, as they try to make it in showbiz and also regularly get into trouble one after the another.

I don't remember too much from the show, but it did create nice childhood memories and I did remember it being a funny show with interesting characters that will make you laugh and some fun adventures that will make the show pretty entertaining (who wouldn't be laughing hearing chipmunks singing with their high helium-like voices?).

Grade B-


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