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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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Three musical chipmunks are discovered by an aspiring songwriter who wants to use their amazing singing abilities to become famous.

Director:

Tim Hill

Writers:

Jon Vitti (screenplay), Will McRobb (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Dave
David Cross ... Ian
Cameron Richardson ... Claire
Jane Lynch ... Gail
Justin Long ... Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Theodore (voice)
Allison Karman Allison Karman ... Female Intern #1
Tiara Parker ... Female Intern #2
Kira Verrastro ... Female Intern #3
Veronica Alicino ... Amy
Beth Riesgraf ... Mother in Store
Adriane Lenox ... Vet
Don Tiffany ... Engineer
Lorne Green ... Director
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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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They're back & bigger than ever. Christmas See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Initially, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and his wife Janice Karman portrayed Alvin, Simon and Theodore in the film, but were replaced at the studio's insistence with younger actors Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney respectively. (However, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. does provide Alvin's singing voice.) See more »

Goofs

(at around 55 mins) Ian tells Dave the Alvin doll speaks Spanish, but it is speaking Japanese. The doll says "Konbanwa. Watashi wa Alvin desu." which means "Good evening, I am Alvin". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

During the ending credits, there are signs for the memory and dedicated that say "This film is dedicated to Ross Bagdasarian Sr., who was crazy enough to invent three singing chipmunks nearly fifty years ago." See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Alvin and the Chipmunks (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
Written by Ross Bagdasarian
Performed by The Chipmunks
Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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Good Fun!
22 December 2007 | by katyzoneSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,307,417, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$217,326,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,352,546
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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