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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave
... Ian
... Claire
... Gail
... Alvin (voice)
... Simon (voice)
... Theodore (voice)
Allison Karman ... Female Intern #1
... Female Intern #2
... Female Intern #3
... Amy
... Mother in Store
... Vet
... Engineer
... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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14 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin y las ardillas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,307,417, 16 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$217,326,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,336,633
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Trivia

When Dave (Jason Lee) drinks his spicy coffee his hair changes styles in each shot. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) When Ian takes Simon's glasses away and gives him new ones, Simon has the old glasses in the following montage. 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

Referenced in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Abyss of Death
Written by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
Featuring Jason Gleed
Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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This is a very good animation effort
15 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why people has rated this animation such low. By the way to my own opinion this is a great animation. I am giving 10/10 against all other votes to take this one least 0.01 up. The things I see in this animation,

Chipmunk's actions, so cute, so impressionable. The characteristic of each of the chipmunks has been created very carefully, and it is consistence through out the film. The story shows us the real business world behind the music world. The movie is very sensitive. This is a very good animation effort. Please study this film and take your own decision.


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