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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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Here's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore in their first feature film See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin és a mókusok a világ körül See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,804,312
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bagdasarian Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Miss Miller sings "Come On-a My House" and "Witch Doctor". Both songs were written by Ross Bagdasarian, creator of the Chipmunks and father to the film's writer/producer/star Ross Bagdasarian Jr. See more »

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During the "Woolly Bully" sequence, when Eleanor drops the rope to rescue the Chipmunks, the Chipettes are all briefly wearing their normal outfits. 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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Alternate Versions

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A Matter of Fact (Part One)
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Favorite Movie of my Childhood :-)
8 February 2005 | by trueluvnanarchySee all my reviews

To this day, there isn't a movie I've seen more times than The Chipmunk Adventure, nor has any movie brought me more happiness. This is by no means the greatest film or even the greatest animated film, but to an 8 year old girl in 1988 it was the coolest, funniest, most exciting film ever! I'm still equally as impressed today with the musical numbers, each one a standout song with wonderfully dramatic lyrics in the epic tradition of 80's pop (think Pat Benetar on helium, only catchier).

Controversy has stirred over the blatantly suggestive tone of the Chipette's song "Gettin' Lucky With You", which to me seemed much more innocent at the time. However, looking at it as a rational adult, I can totally understand the concern; you've got three young girls in skimpy harem outfits passionately proclaiming "getting lucky is what it's all about". The Chipettes' were definitely sexualized tenfold for this movie.

But this controversial issue doesn't even come close to overshadowing the Chipmunks' otherwise fabulous feature length animated adventure, I encourage parents and childless adults alike to check out this movie. Especially if you were a child of the eighties/early nineties like me. :-)


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