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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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Things are going to get messy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

James Caan were considered for the role of Ian Hawke. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Claire is taking pictures of the Chipmunks at the party you can see a flash go off directly at them, even though Claire's camera doesn't have a flash attached. However, the Chipmunks are being flashed at every few seconds throughout the scene, even before Claire comes to their table, and after she leaves as well. It's obvious that all those flashes come from the other cameras nearby, not from Claire's. 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

In the end credits, there is a disclaimer that says 'No chipmunks were harmed during the filming of this movie.' See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Why I Quit Mr. Coat (2018) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.), Nick Danzinger (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.) and Sarai Howard (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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Not too bad
2 January 2008 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

Alvin and the chipmunks. I guess just about anyone that has ever watched television cartoons knows them. Right before their 50th birthday they make another appearance, this time on the cinema screen in a film that just like Garfield (2004) combines live actors and computer graphics. The story of the film is no new one: a guy becomes the more or less unwilling host to the chipmunks as their tree is demolished and together they roll from one adventure into the other.

For the rest there is not much to tell about this film. It is worked out well enough and most kids will enjoy it. I know the one I watched it with did. It isn't half bad for the adults either. Graphics have been done well enough and the actors work with it well enough to make a nicely working film. Storyline is rather straightforward and very predictable, but not really to the point of being irritating.

All in all, typical children's film that works out well enough for the younger audience and that doesn't put the parents to sleep right from the start 6 out of 10 chipmunks singing


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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