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The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director:

Janice Karman

Writers:

Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (as Ross Bagdasarian)
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 / Native Chief / Baby Penguin / Additional Voices (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Arabian Prince (voice)
Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke ... Addditional Voices (voice) (as Philip Clark)
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Inspector Jamal (voice)
George Poulos George Poulos ... Additional Voices (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Charles Adler)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Pat Pinney)
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Storyline

Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this film made with musical numbers by the Chipmunks and the Chipettes. Written by Corey Semple <corey.semple@earthlink.com>

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At last! Alvin's first motion picture. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While Alvin and Theodore are recording Dave's voice so they can trick Miss Miller, Simon is reading a book on stress. See more »

Goofs

In Greece, the Chipmunks and Chipettes are surprised to see each other, yet they parked their balloons at the same spot. Even if one group arrived after the other, that group would have seen the balloon and known the others were already there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David Seville: The taxi's gonna be here any minute, I'm not even packed. Has anyone seen my tie?
Simon Seville: You're wearing it, Dave.
David Seville: [looks at his tie, he's wearing it] Thanks, Simon.
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Crazy Credits

Siri Dharma Galliano(as Siri D. Galliano) receives a credit as "Chipmunk Masseuse." See more »

Alternate Versions

The current master of the film (the restored print used for the 2014 Blu-ray and DVD) omits one line of dialogue about 18 minutes into the film (Claudia: "The girls' first stop is Bermuda."), in what was likely an oversight by the sound mixers. See more »


Soundtracks

Theme from The Chipmunk Adventure
Written by Randy Edelman
Performed by Randy Edelman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Produced by Jimmie Haskell
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THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE : A Childhood Favorite That Holds Up With Every Viewing...
23 September 2006 | by cwrdlylynSee all my reviews

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.

... A- ...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,584,720, 25 May 1987

Gross USA:

$6,804,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,804,312
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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