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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

  • Rate: 4.1/10 total 14,147 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Music
  • Release Date: 23 December 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 88 min | Portugal:89 min
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

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  • IMDb page: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
  • Rate: 4.1/10 total 14,147 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Music
  • Release Date: 23 December 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 88 min | Portugal:89 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $75,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $219,613,391(USA)(16 May 2010)
  • Director: Betty Thomas
  • Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi and David Cross
  • Original Music By: David Newman   
  • Soundtrack: SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Chipmunk | School | Talking Animal | Title Directed By Female | School Competition

Writing Credits By:

  • Jon Vitti (written by) and
  • Jonathan Aibel (written by) &
  • Glenn Berger (written by)
  • Ross Bagdasarian (characters Alvin and the Chipmunks)

Known Trivia

  • It was originally scheduled to be premiered on March 19, 2010, but it was moved up to a Christmas 2009 release instead.
  • The film was shipped in two parts in the UK, first part were odd numbered reels and even reels came the following day. It was shipped under the codename “Hairy Beast 2”.
  • When Alvin and the Chipettes are on the toy motorbike, Digger the NASCAR gopher briefly pops out of a manhole.
  • During the dodgeball scene, Alvin says to himself, “C’mon Alvin, remember your five Ds. Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.” This is a reference to the “Five Ds of Dodgeball” in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Justin Long, who voices Alvin, starred in that film.
  • The Seville home has a house number of “1958”. This is the year Ross Bagdasarian created the animated singing anthropomorphic chipmunks.
  • Ross Bagdasarian named the Chipmunks after executives at Liberty Records, who released Seville’s and the Chipmunks’ original albums. Alvin was named for company president Alvin Bennett, Simon for company vice-president/record producer Si Waronker, and Theodore for recording engineer Ted Keep.
  • David Seville is a stage name of Ross Bagdasarian creator of the Chipmunks, and he was originally supposed to portray the character in ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’. He took the name “Seville” from the town in Spain, where he had once done military service.

Goofs: Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Jackie Seville referred to Toby Seville as her grandson, but he later referred to her as his aunt. This was actually not a mistake because Toby was talking to Dave Seville at the time, and he was describing her from Dave's point of view.

Plot: The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes. Full summary »  »

Story: Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes — Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.Written by 20th Century Fox  

Synopsis

Synopsis: At an arena for a charity benefit rock concert, the Chipmunks are performing and the crowd goes wild. Alvin takes the lead, and then begins to show off, and Dave (Jason Lee) calls him over and tells him to stop it. He reminds him that this is a charity event, and not all about Alvin, and to stop it, but Alvin refuses. He slings the cord to his electric guitar over a high beam, and swings over the crowd while playing his guitar. Inadvertently, Alvin’s cord knocks a huge Alvin-cutout loose, and it hits Dave. Dave is taken to the hospital, and is covered in gauze, a neck brace, and traction and casts on every limb.

Before going under sedation, Dave tells the chipmunks that Aunt Jackie (the one Theodore calls Popcorn Jackie since she sends them popcorn) will take care of them, and that he has arranged for them to go to school. Lastly, he puts Simon in charge and tells them to be good.

The chipmunks fly home, and see Popcorn Jackie waiting for them with cousin Toby (Zachary Levi). Toby neglects to set the brake on her wheelchair, and she rolls backwards down two flights of stairs, and out the doors. An ambulance takes her, and Toby says he’ll watch the boys.

At home, he tells the boys to stay out of trouble, while he is busy playing video games. They play around and eat junk food since no one is watching. Dave calls, and Alvin decides not to tell him about Jackie’s accident, and hangs up on him quickly. As usual, Theodore wakes up at night from a nightmare, and goes into Toby’s room and asks if he can stay there. Toby agrees, and tells him that chipmunks don’t have anything to fear but eagles. Eagles with large talons that want to catch and eat chipmunks This scares Theodore, and he runs out of Toby’s room. Now Theodore is scared of eagles.

Toby takes the boys to school, and drops them at the curb. They walk in, and are nearly stepped on amid the chaos of the high school hallways. Theodore sees the school mascot is an eagle and remembers Toby’s story, and runs away, scared. In homeroom, all the girls in the class go mad for the chipmunks and leave the football hero and his gang. They vow to get even with the chipmunks.

Back at JETT Records, where Ian (David Cross), their former manager worked, Ian is broke, and living in the back room. He blames all his loss on the chipmunks and wants to get back at them someday. A FedEx envelope arrives, and three little girl chipmunks chew their way out: Brittany, Jeannette and Eleanor. They want to meet Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and sing with them. Ian lies to the girls, telling them that the chipmunks broke his heart, and got too arrogant, and turned against him, and left him penniless. He hears the girls sing, and realizes he can make a new start with their talent, especially Brittany’s.

Back at school, the chipmunks have lunch with the girls, and the football guys are jealous. They come over to give Alvin a hard time, but before they can, the chipmunks give the boys wedgies, which makes the girls laugh. Theodore sees a huge bronze eagle statue in the foyer, and runs away, still frightened by eagles. Ryan (Kevin G. Schmidt), the mean football guy, grabs Simon and dunks his head in the toilet, then drops him in. Alvin saves him from drowning, and when they leave the restroom, they see the same boys poking Theodore in the butt and making fun of him, and calling him fat. Alvin and Simon attack and end up in the principal’s office. Principal Rubin (Wendie Malick) tells them they have two choices: suspension, or represent the school in a Sing-Off competition. The school’s music program is about to be shut down due to budget cuts, so winning the competition and the $25,000 prize would save the program. The chipmunks agree to do it.

Back at home, the boys watch Meerkat Manor together. Toby is busy with his video games and neglects caring for them. They try to tell Toby about their bad day at school, but he just tells them it will be better tomorrow.

First thing at school the next day is P.E., and the chipmunks are getting hit by ball after ball in dodge ball. Alvin, though, challenges Ryan, and catches the ball thrown at him. Ryan talks to him, and says that he has good hands, and they might be able to use him on the football team. Alvin is excited but Simon and Theodore are worried. Alvin works out with the football guys in the gym, and starts to become one of them. He even moves to their table at lunch, leaving Simon and Theodore.

Ian sees a notice in the newspaper about the upcoming Sing-Off, and realizes this is his big chance to break the girl chipmunks into the business. He enrolls them in school, and reminds them to avoid Alvin, Simon and Theodore because they can’t be trusted.

After school, Alvin, Simon and Theodore are rehearsing, and Ian comes by. He brings the girls, called The Chipettes and has them sing for Principal Rubin. He challenges her decision to have The Chipmunks be the designated singers for the school, so she agrees to a competition Friday night, where applause will decide if it’s the Chipmunks or the Chipettes to represent the school. When they are at school together the next day, Alvin tries to talk to Brittany, but she snubs him. He tries to warn her about Ian, but she won’t believe him.

Ian works the Chipettes hard in preparation for the competition, and comments that Eleanor is too short. He shoves both Eleanor and Jeannette (glasses) towards the back, and says that Brit is going to be a mega-star.

Dave calls and talks to Toby. Toby tells him about Aunt Jackie’s injury and being in the hospital, and Dave starts to worry. Before he can ask more, Toby hangs up.

The football guys decide to mess with Simon, and tell him he’s been selected to be the Litter Monitor. There isn’t such a position; they just do it to embarrass Simon. Alvin finds out, but doesn’t come to help Simon, as he doesn’t want to look bad with his new group of friends. Simon gets angry at Ryan, and Ryan tells him that it’s a big joke. Simon leaves, mad. Alvin is supposed to play in the big away-game on Friday night and he is excited, but realizes it is at the same time as the competition against the Chipettes.

Helping with Toys for Tots, Theodore and Eleanor meet, and hit it off. She is wearing huge shoes, to make her taller, and stumbles a lot. Theodore tells her she doesn’t need them–she is perfect just the way she is. She blushes, and they smile at each other.

At the football game, Alvin is frustrated becaise he hasn’t played once. With nine seconds left and one play, Ryan calls him in, and they run a special "Alvin play." Ryan passes the football long, downfield, and Alvin is ON the ball, and when it lands in the end zone, Alvin is on the bottom, and catches it, making a touchdown, and they win. They celebrate afterwards, and Alvin goes with them. Back at the school, the Chipettes sing, and when it is time for the Chipmunks to sing, there is no Alvin. Simon and Theodore go to the podium and explain that without Alvin, they can’t sing. They are booed by the students, and the principal proclaims the Chipettes the winner. Alvin shows up much later, when it is all deserted, and realizes his big mistake. He goes home, and is ignored by Simon and Theodore.

In the morning, they find a note from Theodore, saying he has run away from home, and is at the zoo. He has gone to live with the meerkats. He goes through the fence, underneath a sign that says Meerkat Exhibit Closed — Birds of Prey Exhibit Open. Without knowing it, Theodore walks in and faces a large eagle, of which he is deathly afraid. Toby, Alvin and Simon arrive to help him. Alvin distracts the eagle, and then they run for the fence. Theodore gets stuck since he is chubby, and as Alvin pulls, Simon pushes. They make it out in time, and Alvin apologizes for his behavior and they make up.

Ian tells the Chipettes they are opening a concert for Britney Spears, but it is at the same time as the big Sing-Off. He says the Sing-Off never mattered; he just wanted to get them seen so he could make money and be famous again. Ian also says he is only talking Brittany, and when she refuses, he locks all three of them in a cage and puts them in a limo. While he is busy, Brittany uses his cell phone and calls Toby, and asks for help. Alvin tries to tell her how to unlock the lock on the cage. Alvin hops on a motorcycle and tells them he is coming to help.

Pulling alongside the limo, Alvin sees the girls have gotten out of the cage and are on the roof. He throws helmets to each of them, and then they jump down to his motorcycle. They ride off, and Ian is furious. Ian stops and gets a remote-controlled helicopter and chases the chipmunks with it. They end up on the skids, hanging on for dear life, and Britney has an idea: they all throw their helmets at Ian, and he drops the remote control. They lean hard to catch it, and Jeannette saves it, and now steers them to the competition. They fly in just as it is their turn, and the audience applauds and cheers. All six chipmunks decide to perform together, and they sing,We Are Family, and unanimously win, and save the school’s music program. Dave and Toby are in the audience, and cheer.

On the way out, Dave hobbles with Alvin. He has a cast on one leg, uses crutches, and has a neck brace on. Alvin tells him he offered the Chipettes their house and said they could live there with them. Dave looks concerned, and says Alvin!

At the Staples Center for the Britney Spears concert, we see the Chipettes announced and out comes Ian, wearing a gold strapless dress, and with two sock puppets on his hands, and one taped to his head. He tries to be the Chipettes, and is booed, and Security hauls him offstage.

Back at home, the Chipmunks are in a three-tiered bunk bed on one side of the room, and the Chipettes are in a three-tiered bunk bed on the other side of the room. Dave tells them good night, but Alvin refuses to go to bed. Lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off. Dave tries to grab Alvin in the dark, stumbles, a loud crash sounds, and we hear him yell, ALVIN!

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Ross Bagdasarian Jr. known as producer (as Ross Bagdasarian)
  • Michele Imperato known as executive producer (as Michele Imperato Stabile)
  • Janice Karman known as producer
  • Arnon Milchan known as executive producer
  • Karen Rosenfelt known as executive producer
  • Steve Waterman known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Zachary Levi known as Toby
  • David Cross known as Ian
  • Jason Lee known as Dave
  • Justin Long known as Alvin (voice)
  • Matthew Gray Gubler known as Simon (voice)
  • Jesse McCartney known as Theodore (voice)
  • Amy Poehler known as Eleanor (voice)
  • Anna Faris known as Jeanette (voice)
  • Christina Applegate known as Brittany (voice)
  • Wendie Malick known as Dr. Rubin
  • Anjelah N. Johnson known as Julie (as Anjelah Johnson)
  • Kathryn Joosten known as Aunt Jackie
  • Kevin G. Schmidt known as Ryan
  • Chris Warren Jr. known as Xander
  • Bridgit Mendler known as Becca
  • Aimee Carrero known as Emily
  • Alexandra Shipp known as Valentina
  • Gregg Binkley known as Emcee
  • Charice known as Herself (as Charice Pempengco)
  • Bernard White known as Doctor
  • Adèle Jacques known as Nurse
  • Joy Osmanski known as Airline Rep
  • Archie Hahn known as Agent
  • Lanny Joon known as Paramedic
  • Brando Eaton known as Jeremy
  • Michael Bruno known as Honor Society / Himself
  • Andrew Lee known as Honor Society / Himself
  • Alexander Noyes known as Honor Society / Himself
  • Jason Rosen known as Honor Society / Himself
  • Ali Mikles known as Screaming Fan
  • Eric Bauza known as Digger (voice)
  • Sean Astin known as Meerkat Manor Narrator (voice)
  • Marty Dew known as Chipmunk Dancer
  • Richard Jackson known as Chipmunk Dancer
  • Mihran Kirakosian known as Chipmunk Dancer
  • Janelle Ginestra known as Chipette Dancer
  • Thomasina Gross known as Chipette Dancer (as Thomasina E. Gross)
  • Rachele Brooke Smith known as Chipette Dancer (as Rachele Smith)
  • Ryan Conferido known as Li'l Rosero Dancer (as Daniel Ryan Conferido)
  • Hokuto 'Hok' Konishi known as Li'l Rosero Dancer (as Hokuto Konishi)
  • Ryan Feng known as Li'l Rosero Dancer
  • Dominic Sandoval known as Li'l Rosero Dancer
  • Brian Hirano known as Li'l Rosero Dancer
  • Steve Terada known as Li'l Rosero Dancer (as Steven Terada)
  • Victor Kim known as Li'l Rosero Dancer
  • Megan Rae Tolete known as Popular Girl (as Megan Tolete)
  • George Alexander known as Simon Dance Double (uncredited)
  • Mark Alkofer known as Football Referee (uncredited)
  • Ross Bagdasarian Jr. known as Alvin (singing voice) (uncredited)
  • Tallie Brinson III known as Principal Dancer (uncredited)
  • Miranda Christine known as Paris concert goer (uncredited)
  • Ericka Clevenger known as Cheerleader (uncredited)
  • Elisabeth Colabraro known as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Sean Decker known as Dodgeball Player (uncredited)
  • Sarah Fontenot known as Cheerleader (uncredited)
  • Jerry Fortuna known as High school student (uncredited)
  • Courtney Galiano known as Eleanor – Performer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Mike Gammariello known as Student (uncredited)
  • Paul Gonzales known as Charice Bassist (uncredited)
  • Timothy Michael Gould known as Paris Fan (uncredited)
  • Janice Karman known as Theodore / the Chipettes (singing voice) (uncredited)
  • David Lautman known as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Julian McCleary known as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Tyler Sean Palmer known as Guitarist (uncredited)
  • Brittany Anne Pirtle known as Cheerleader (uncredited)
  • Carl Silva known as Dodge Ball Player (uncredited)
  • Jera Sky known as Paris Fan (uncredited)
  • Casper Smart known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Andrew Thompson known as Stadium Announcer (uncredited)
  • Danny Tieger known as DJ (uncredited)
  • Shantiel Alexis Vazquez known as Alvin Groupie / Paris Fan (uncredited)
  • Steve Vining known as Simon (singing voice) (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Merribelle Anderson known as key hair stylist (as Merribelle A. Anderson)
  • Allan A. Apone known as makeup artist
  • Elena Arroy known as key makeup artist
  • Maggie Elliott known as makeup artist (as Maggie Elliott-Germain)
  • Michael Germain known as makeup artist
  • Lori McCoy-Bell known as department head hair stylist
  • Cheri Minns known as makeup department head
  • Kelly Muldoon known as hair stylist
  • Kim Santantonio known as hair stylist
  • Renee J. Vaca known as hair stylist
  • Adam Brandy known as additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Shant Balkian known as set dresser
  • Peter Paul Bautista known as storyboard revisionist
  • Jason Zev Cohen known as assistant art director
  • Matthew D. Egan known as propmaker
  • Justin Elterman known as graphic designer
  • Emily Ferry known as property master
  • Joey Genitempo known as stand-by painter
  • Seth Goulden known as set dresser
  • Laurin Guthrie known as set decoration buyer
  • Amanda Hunter known as additional graphic designer
  • Charli Jayson known as property master: second unit
  • Sasha Kanno known as art department coordinator
  • Robert E. Knight known as standby painter
  • Ed Lee known as concept artist
  • David Lombard known as leadman
  • Robert 'Cass' McEntee known as carpenter
  • Jennifer Mueller known as set decoration administrator
  • Kathy Orlando known as set decorating buyer
  • Jose Luis Orozco known as stand-by greens
  • Lars Petersen known as construction coordinator
  • Edmond Scott Ratliff known as props
  • John Risso known as paint supervisor
  • Lee Ross known as camera scenic: second unit
  • Paul Sonski known as set designer
  • Hans Soto known as greensperson
  • Jon Stein known as production assistant
  • Brian Vogelgesang known as on-set dresser: second unit
  • Steven C. Voll known as general foreman
  • Richard Blake Wester known as set dressing gang boss
  • Jason Whetzell known as set dresser
  • Will Finn known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Joe Haidar known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Christopher Parker known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Greg Wilkinson known as assistant property master (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Bagdasarian Productions
  • Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Regency Enterprises

Other Companies:

  • 20th Century Fox Studios  post-production facilities (as Twentieth Century Fox Studios)
  • Airstar America  grip and lighting equipment (Balloon Lights)
  • America Translating Services  translation
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Birds & Animals Unlimited  animals
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote camera systems
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized camera systems
  • Clairmont Camera  camera equipment provided by
  • Clairmont Camera  camera systems (as Clairmont)
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Go For Locations  locations equipment rentals
  • Imaginary Forces  main and end titles
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Jo Anne Kane Music Services  music preparation
  • LaserPacific  digital intermediate (as Laser Pacific)
  • M5 Studios  score mixed at
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  score recorded at (as The Newman Stage, Twentieth Century Fox)
  • PRG Lighting  lighting: Paris concert (as PRG Lighting Los Angeles)
  • Panavision Remote Systems  remote cranes and heads
  • Rhino Records  soundtrack
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • SLx – Rentals & Sales  cmotion lens control system
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  footage
  • Sony Pictures Studios  re-recorded at (as Sony Pictures Studios William Holden Theatre)
  • Sunset Gower Studios  sound stages & facilities
  • Vortex Aerial  stunt pilots
  • WBSF Production  24 frame playback

Distributors:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Australia (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Australia (2009) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Castello Lopes Multimédia (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2009) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan (2010) (Japan) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Belgium) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Belgium) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (UK) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • FS Film Oy (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • Odeon (2010) (Greece) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Germany (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Germany (2010) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Rhythm and Hues (visual effects) (as Rhythm & Hues Studios)

Visual Effects by:

  • Beverly Abbott known as visual effects coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alberto Abril known as animator
  • Ashwin Agrawal known as sequence coordinator
  • Tanseer Ahmed known as animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Shish Aikat known as education manager, Rhythm & Hues
  • Mohammad Akram known as match move artist
  • Erik Akutagawa known as digital image resources supervisor
  • Mithun Jacob Alex known as vfx compositor
  • Sean Amlaner known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ashleigh Anderson known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mohammed Anuz known as digital artist (modeling technical director)
  • Nathan Arbuckle known as technical animator
  • Andrew Arnett known as senior animation supervisor
  • Charles Arulraj known as background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Rob Au known as lighting lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nicholas Augello known as technical animator
  • Erika Bach known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael Backauskas known as visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jen Bahan known as rigger
  • Randall Bahnsen known as technical animator
  • Chris Bailey known as animation director
  • Adam Balentine known as lead compositor
  • Bill Houston Ball known as lighting technical director
  • Arun Baluchamy known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Alison Middaugh Barger known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues (as Alison Middaugh)
  • Lee Berger known as senior staff: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Scott Berri known as cg production manager: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jason Bettinger known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Avinash Bhandary known as digital roto/paint artist
  • Vishal Bhardwaj known as bgprep technical director
  • Srikanth Bhogi known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Emil Bidiuc known as animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Koushik Biswas known as photomodel, matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • James Bluma known as visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sathish Kumar Bodicherla known as matchmove artist
  • Corey Bolwyn known as technical animator
  • Tiffany Borchardt known as lighting technical director
  • Nathan Boyd known as texture painter
  • Robert Branam known as video assist engineer: VFX unit
  • David M. Breaux Jr. known as animator
  • John Britto known as digital compositor
  • Matt Brown known as technical animation supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Harry Russell Brutsche known as sequence supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Harold Buchman known as digital artist
  • Nicholas Burkard known as technical animator
  • Paul Bush known as lead lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Georgia Cano known as digital effects artist
  • Tom Capizzi known as lookdev artist / lighting td
  • Steve Carter known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jeffrey Castel De Oro known as background prep artist
  • Tyler Cayce known as technical animator
  • Sibi Chakaravarthi known as paint/roto artist
  • Theju Chandran known as digital paint/roto artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Balachandar Chandrasekaran known as prep artist
  • Pascal Chappuis known as sequence supervisor
  • Vinit Kumar Chaturvedani known as track/matchmove artist
  • Hitesh Chikate known as matchmove artist
  • Hitesh Chikate known as tech animator
  • Kunal Chindarkar known as compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jeremy Chinn known as modeling lead: Rythm & Hues
  • Vikas Chirate known as senior systems administrator
  • Sandesh Chonkar known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Samik Roy Choudhury known as matchmove technical director rhythm and hues
  • Sam Clark known as animation coordinator
  • Joshua M. Cogswell known as technical animator
  • Michael Colburn known as prep artist
  • David Cole known as supervising digital colourist
  • Daniel Aristoteles Collins known as systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
  • Michael Conelly known as digital supervisor
  • Chris Consani known as art director: rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Krystal Cooper known as render i/o coordinator
  • Robert Coquia Jr. known as data management vfx
  • William Covington known as technical animation coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Craemer known as visual effects artist
  • Doug Cram known as digital compositor
  • Michael Crane known as lead digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Gregory Culp known as animation layout: Rhythm & Hues
  • Julie D'Antoni known as head of production: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Umesh Dalvi known as senior lighting technical director
  • Rajdeep Dandekar known as digital compositor (2009)
  • Alpesh Dangodara known as digital artist
  • Gupta Darpan known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Krishnendu Bikash Das known as lighting technical director
  • Soumava Das known as lighting technical director
  • Sutapa Das known as lighting technical director
  • Nirmal David known as character animator
  • Jose L. De Juan known as digital artist
  • Jose L. De Juan known as visual effects artist
  • John Decker known as digital compositor
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as 3d scan technician
  • Michelle Deniaud known as texture lead: Rhythm and Hues
  • Santosh Kumar Dey known as matchmove artist
  • Chrysta Dieterly known as lighting technical director
  • Danielle DiMarco Barto known as digital coordinator
  • Catherine Dingman known as background prep artist
  • Manasa Divya known as matchmove artist
  • Melanie Dorn known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Adam Dorner known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Jeff Dotson known as tracking artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • John Dowell known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Christopher Downs known as technical animator
  • Steve Dubin known as visual effects producer
  • Donna Dubuc-Curtis known as rotoscope and paint artist
  • Ryan Duhaime known as lighting lead: Rhythm and Hues
  • Colin Elliott known as animation layout supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Devin Fairbairn known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Saeed Faridzadeh known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tyler Fox known as technical animator
  • Patricia Frazier known as lighting technical director
  • Janet Freedland known as roto/paint artist
  • Scott Fritzshall known as background prep artist
  • Sarah Fuller known as look development artist
  • Anthony Fung known as designer
  • Sireesha Gadiraju known as matchmove artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Vinod Gaitonde known as lighting techical director
  • Nicole Galaz known as render coordinator
  • Ginesh Gandhi known as compositor
  • Vivek Sankar Ganesh known as roto/prep artist
  • Walter Garcia known as visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
  • Matondkar Gauri known as visual effects artist
  • Wendy Geary known as visual effects coordinator
  • Brian Gee known as digital artist
  • Thomaskutty George known as lead lighting technical director
  • Bill Georgiou known as digital compositor
  • Paul Gimm known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Logan Gloor known as lighting technical director
  • Rizza Go known as visual effects coordinator
  • Amy-Amarinder Gohal known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Harrison Goldstein known as visual effects coordinator
  • Casey Gorton known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Neil Greenberg known as visual effects editor
  • Stephanie Greenquist known as visual effects coordinator: India
  • Aaron Grey known as technical animation lead
  • Dean Grubb known as digital effects artist
  • Jay Grunfeld known as compositor
  • Rose Hancock known as production coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Anthony Harris known as color timing supervisor
  • Drew Harrison known as texture painter
  • Jennifer Hendrich known as technical animator
  • Brad Hiebert known as rigging supervisor
  • Jesse Hildreth known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Phil Holland known as digital imaging specialist
  • Gerry Hsu known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jordan Hueckstaedt known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Steven Hur known as rotoscope/paint artist
  • Sean Hyun-In Lee known as senior digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Lonnie Iannazzo known as visual effects coordinator
  • Neeraj Ingle known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Vinita Iyer known as lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio India
  • Neh Jaiswal known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • David P.I. James known as visual effects plate producer (as David James)
  • Jonathan Jamison known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Jennings known as technical animator
  • Jacqueline Jirka known as technical animator
  • Mabel John known as modeller: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Sadie D. Johnson known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Simon P. Jones known as lighting technical director
  • Abhimanyu Joshi known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jaimie Lee Jota known as CG production manager
  • Mack Kablan known as animation lead
  • Sean Kaczmarek known as visual effects
  • Kamalakkannan known as digital compositor
  • Reeja Karrai known as lighting technical director
  • Perry Kass known as sequence supervisor
  • Gunjan Kathale known as lighting technical director
  • Yogesh Kaushal known as character animator
  • Geetanjali Kharbe known as tech animator
  • Chansoo Kim known as animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Noah Klabunde known as lighting technical director
  • Daniel Kole known as technical animator
  • Robyn Marie Kralik known as digital compositor
  • Michel Kreisel Vaisberg known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Louis Kreusel known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Varun Krishnan known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Naveen Kumar known as match move technical director
  • Prince Kurian known as compositor
  • James Kuroda known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Matt La Brooy known as matchmove technical director
  • Yogesh Lakhani known as sequence supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jay Lalime known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Harry Lam known as sequence supervisor
  • David Lamps known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Dilesh Lamsal known as lighting td: Rhythm and Hues
  • Vincent Lavares known as data manager: Laser Pacific
  • Sherwyn Lawrence known as visual effects artist
  • Dan Lazarow known as lead lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Young Lee known as technical animation lead: Rhythm and Hues
  • Hannah K. Lees known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Danny Lei known as modeling supervisor: Rhythm &Hues
  • Frederick LeMaster known as pipeline supervisor
  • Alisha Lim known as visual effects intern
  • Kevin Lin known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Michael Liv known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Russell Lloyd II known as technical animator
  • Jose Lopez known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Ryan Lorie known as match move artist
  • Mary Lynn Machado known as lookdev supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studioes
  • Rahul Madan known as roto/prep artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Matt Magnolia known as visual effects coordinator: 20th Century Fox
  • Nikki Makar known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Varun Malhotra known as lighting lead
  • Sudip Mallick known as matchmove artist
  • Joe Mancewicz known as character rigging supervisor
  • Mark Mancewicz known as technical animator
  • Shilpesh Mane known as background preparation artist
  • Simon Marinof known as lead compositor
  • Brandon Martin known as lighting technical director
  • Shawn Mason known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • L. Patrick McCormack known as senior manager: International Digital Productions
  • Daniel McCurley known as render coordinator
  • Damian McDonnell known as digital colourist
  • M. Gavin McMillan known as character rigger
  • Jay Mehta known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Mejia known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Christopher Michael known as technical animator
  • Douglas Miller known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Chirag Mistry known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Mauricio Monroy known as digital compositor
  • Rakesh More known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Bill Murphy known as cg production manager: Rhythm & Hues
  • Karthick Muthukumar known as digital paint/roto artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Christopher Myerchin known as paint and roto
  • Ram Mohan Nadam Reddy known as digital compositor
  • Rishikesh Nandlaskar known as modeling technical director
  • Brandon Nelson known as lead compositor
  • Travis Nelson known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shyam Prasad Chowdhary Nunna known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tyler Opatrny known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mark Osborne known as lead lighting technical director
  • Boban Panakal Varghese Joy known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • James Parente known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ken Paris known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • James Parks known as technical animator
  • Promit Pattnaik known as matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • Vishal Pawar known as texture & shading artist: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Seth Peterson known as lighter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sheetal Petkar known as lighting technical director
  • Jean Joseph Philip known as lighting lead
  • Joseph Piercy known as technical animator
  • Praveena Pinnoju known as match move technical director
  • Tim Pixton known as lead animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alex Poei known as lead animator
  • Tushar Prakashan known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues, INDIA
  • Linda Prescott known as roto/paint artist
  • Michael S. Pryor known as visual effects producer: Laser Pacific
  • Murthy Putrevu known as matchmove technical director rhythm and hues
  • Rajesh Putta known as matchmover
  • Jason Quintana known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Keith Raffel known as backgound preparation technical director
  • Siddharthan Raman known as roto/prep artist
  • Nachiarkovil Durairaj Rangesh known as matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • Sanjay Rao known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shrinidhi Rao known as render support
  • Marina Ratina known as matchmove technical director
  • Aatur Ravani known as lighting lead: Rhythm and Hues
  • Yogaraj Ravi known as matchmove artist
  • Sunil Rawat known as matchmove lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Suryapal Rawat known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Katherine Reihman known as lighter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Edwin Rivera known as sequence supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ryan J. Rogers known as technical animator
  • Lad Rohit known as lead lighting/rendering technical director
  • Michela Rose known as technical animation lead
  • Robert Rowles known as compositor
  • Marc Rubone known as digital compositor
  • Brett Rutland known as animation layout: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jayaraman Sabarisan known as matchmove artist: rhythm & hues studios
  • Nikhil Sahane known as lighting technical director
  • Yury Sakovich known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Marci Salk known as visual effects coordinator
  • Mayur Samant known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Vikram Sanghai known as paint and roto artist
  • Arnab Sanyal known as digital compositor
  • Ajay Sapkale known as lighting artist
  • Yuvaraj Saravanan known as roto/prep: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jason Scott known as production and technical support: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Vijay Selvam known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Argha Sen known as lead lighter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Seshaprasad known as digital production manager: Rhythm & hues India
  • Jatin Shah known as visual effects
  • Siddharth Shah known as lead prep/roto artist: Rhythm and Hues
  • Amit Sharma known as lead compositor
  • Chad Shattuck known as animation supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shreya Shetty known as texture painter
  • Heekyung Shin known as lighting technical director
  • Dan Shiriwastaw known as visual effects production assistant
  • Vishwanath Shirodkar known as roto/paint artist
  • Josh Shuman known as digital compositor
  • Shyamchand known as digital compositor
  • Peter Sidoriak known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nic Sievers known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Murugan Siju known as digital compositor
  • Christopher Silva known as technical animator
  • Mark Simone known as digital producer: Rhythm & Hues
  • Dhruv Singh known as visual effects artist
  • Jessa Sininger known as technical animator
  • Dax Siplin known as digital artist
  • Craig Slagel known as educator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ian Slater known as assistant visual effects editor
  • Brad Smith known as render i/o administrator
  • Douglas Smith known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jeff W. Smith known as matchmove artist
  • Trevor Sommer known as tech animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Dinesh Soni known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Nelson Sousa known as cg modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nelson Sousa known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Seshadri Srinidhi known as match move technical director
  • Angelo Stanco known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Timothy Steele known as technical animation supervisor
  • Frederick George Stuhrberg known as 3D scanning
  • Radhakrishnan Sundararaj known as compositor
  • Chris Sutherland known as visual effects artist
  • David Sweeney known as sequence supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Shobhit Taneja known as lighting technical director
  • Mahmood Tariq known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Fatema Tarzi known as lighting td
  • Brian Tatosky known as 2D supervisor
  • Ben Taylor known as render i/o coordinator
  • Chikako Terashita known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Panat Thamrongsombutsakul known as rigger: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jason Thielen known as character animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Drew Tolman known as storyboard/animation coordinator: 20th Century Fox
  • Huan Tran known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tejas Trivedi known as animation layout technical director
  • Greg Tse known as matchmove artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Priyanshu Uniyal known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Sourabh Uppal known as pre-lighter & texture painter: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Devin Uzan known as digital compositor
  • Richard Van Cleave Jr. known as lead technical animator
  • Sarma Vanguri known as digital artist
  • Ajo Alex Varghese known as pipeline technical director
  • Sonia Varshney known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Karla Ventocilla known as digital compositor
  • Rakesh Venugopalan known as lead prep/roto artist
  • Kabir Verma known as matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • Parikh Vishal known as look dev artist
  • Francis Meade Warner known as assistant visual effects coordinator
  • Jeff Wells known as lead compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • D'Lun Wong known as technical animator
  • Christian Wood known as digital compositor
  • Michael Woodside known as technical animator
  • Roy Yang known as compositing technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios (as Jianru Yang)
  • Adam Yaniv known as animation supervisor
  • Nate Yellig known as technical animator
  • Ahmed Younis known as lighting technical director
  • Sagar Zade known as digital artist (modeling technical director)
  • Anthony Zalinka known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Praveen Allu known as roto/prep artist (uncredited)
  • Abd Rahim Nazri known as matchmove td: Rhythm & Hues Studios (uncredited)
  • Sebastian Ng known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
  • Arpit Soni known as digital production coordinator (uncredited)
  • Yuki Sugimoto known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
  • Dan Trezise known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Jason Wilson known as visual effects artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • United Arab Emirates 11 December 2009 (Dubai International Film Festival)
  • Ireland 21 December 2009
  • UK 21 December 2009
  • Belgium 23 December 2009
  • Canada 23 December 2009
  • Egypt 23 December 2009
  • France 23 December 2009
  • Indonesia 23 December 2009
  • Switzerland 23 December 2009 (French speaking region)
  • USA 23 December 2009
  • Austria 24 December 2009
  • Germany 24 December 2009
  • Hungary 24 December 2009
  • Kazakhstan 24 December 2009
  • Malaysia 24 December 2009
  • Netherlands 24 December 2009
  • Portugal 24 December 2009
  • Russia 24 December 2009
  • Singapore 24 December 2009
  • Switzerland 24 December 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Syria 24 December 2009
  • Ukraine 24 December 2009
  • Denmark 25 December 2009
  • Estonia 25 December 2009
  • Finland 25 December 2009
  • Lithuania 25 December 2009
  • Mexico 25 December 2009
  • Panama 25 December 2009
  • Romania 25 December 2009
  • Spain 25 December 2009
  • Sweden 25 December 2009
  • Turkey 25 December 2009
  • Australia 26 December 2009
  • Iceland 26 December 2009
  • Norway 26 December 2009
  • South Korea 30 December 2009
  • Greece 31 December 2009
  • Kuwait 31 December 2009
  • Peru 1 January 2010
  • Armenia 3 January 2010
  • Brazil 8 January 2010
  • Philippines 8 January 2010
  • Argentina 21 January 2010
  • Poland 22 January 2010
  • Slovenia 28 January 2010
  • Pakistan 23 April 2010
  • Japan 2 September 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG for some mild rude humor

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. noirprncess from New Jersey
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    Today I had to sit through this movie several times. :-(

    As an adult, it wasn't funny or entertaining. But what amused me wasthe reaction from the kids in the audiences. Almost none of the kidslaughed out loud during the matinée viewing (the showing with the mostkids in attendance).

    Some take away comments from the mouth of babes: "Is it over YET?" "I'mbored" and my personal favorite "That wasn't so funny at all." (poorkid said it over and over again with the "big" jokes.) Plus, I hadnever seen so many kids ready to leave after the first 15 minutes.

    It didn't get better over the course of the evening.

  2. fritzlang from Durham, NC USA
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    After all the negative reviews I read, I went in with pretty lowexpectations. Perhaps that's why I ended up giving up a 7.

    Look, this is not Hamlet, Citizen Kane or Duck Soup. This is a PG filmthat as close to being family friendly than I have seen. I can onlyimagine the PG rating was due to the fact that the chipettes were darnright sexy – I didn't hear any vulgarity, see any nudity, violence oradult situations.

    It is really getting hard to find a film where I can take my 9 year olddaughter to. With battling giant robots, vampires, and giant smurfslurking in 3D, this movie was a relief to see.

    The plot is paper thin – though in its defense it did have an ethicalbase of family, friendship, and responsibility.

    The effects were top notch, and there were a few times I even laughed(which was a few more times than I expected).

    In one word it was – 'Cute' – which is exactly what I think it soughtout to be. Nothing more.. Nothing less. Harmless fluff.

    My 9 year old enjoyed it. And at the end of the day, that's all thatmattered to me.

    This is a film for children. Taken on it's level, I give it a 7. if youwant to rate it as art or entertainment for adults? Yeah, mebbe a 2 or3. But you know what? Some kids were clapping at parts in the theater.To me, that was pretty cool knowing that a film can get kids in atheater clapping for the characters on the screen.

    So relax. chill.. bring your little ones… and enjoy…

  3. straty02 from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I asked my 11 year old and 7 year old daughters what they thought ofthis film. They both loved it.

    The 3 on IMDb is a bit misleading. This is a film for children, not acampaign to win an Academy Award! Obviously there are people out therewho take things a little toooooo seriously when rating kid's movies.

    My 11 year old daughter writes the following: the movie was great. ilove the sounds of those little voices. why are kids films usuallygetting a 2,3,4? the film the music, adventure,scenes were allentertaining for me.

    Remember folks, this is a film for children, the chipmunks have beenaround for more than 30 years so they must be doing something right. Ifyou want to over analyze a film then do a search on the French new agesection and go your hardest, on the other hand if you are looking forpure entertainment for your under 12's then go no further.

  4. bighead-0 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I can honestly say the movie itself was only decent, I did expectbetter and this is coming from a huge fan of the chipmunks, dating backto the early 80's when the cartoon series reined. I enjoyed the first3D chipmunk movie, I watched it a few times and there wasn't too muchwith it that I did not like. But this movie… it had me smile a fewtimes, other times it kinda let me down because it did not live up tomy expectations.

    One of the BIGGEST disappointments to me was the limited interactionthe chipmunks and chipettes had with each other throughout the movie.It certainly wasn't like the old cartoons where they were all togethergetting into mischief, competing with each other, or just plain havingfun doing whatever it was they did. It was always enjoyable watchingAlvin and Britney going at it, while the other 4 tried to keep them outof trouble. In this movie their interaction with each other is verylimited, and when they do interact, it's mostly in depressing or angrysituations. In the old cartoons, sure they squabbled, especially Alvinand Britney… but it was in a fashion that left you smile cause youknow deep down they all cared. In this movie they seemed.. cold to eachother, especially Alvin vs. Simon.

    Examples are when Alvin tries to warn Britney about Ian Hawk, Britneyturns a cold shoulder to Alvin's advice and ends up on the floorcovered in food, angry at Alvin. Another example is a scene showing adepressed Theodore because of his brothers fought for a good portion ofthe movie, Eleanore comes over to talk to him. Just when you thinkshe's gonna cheer him up, the scene ends abruptly in my opinion. Lastexample is when Alvin misses the music competition and shows up late,Britney just looks at him all sad and says "BTW, I didn't want to winthis way" then walks away.. what the heck is that? There's also theconstant arguing and fighting going on with Alvin and Simon, andTheodore spends a good amount of his time being sad. I was notexpecting some chipmunk love story where they all fall for each otherand live happily ever after, but I did expect to see them all get alongfor more of the movie. The majority of the movie was about themfighting and distrusting each other, it's not the image I remember frommy youth.

    I understand that the storyline was that Ian wanted revenge on thechipmunks, and didn't want the chipettes to trust the chipmunks so theycouldn't warn them about who he really was. Simon and Alvin we'refighting because Alvin was being his egotistical self, and Theodoredidn't like it. The storyline in theory was good; it's the way it wasexecuted that kinda killed it. It felt like they tried to do too much,and accomplished so little. It's like the movie was just a bunch ofshort random scenes that eventually came together in some fashion, butnever felt entirely complete. Again, I think I feel this way becauseyou never really see ALL of the chipmunks together in this one, and itseems to focus on Alvin and Simon a lot more than the other four.Because this Squeakuel introduces the chipettes, by the end of themovie you feel like the chipmunks and chipettes never really got toknow each other, then they all end up living together in the end?

    Besides the limited interaction with the chipmunks and chipettes as awhole, where was Dave? In a hospital bed almost the entire movie. Don'tget me wrong I'm not a huge fan of Jason Lee, but jeez why cut Dave outof almost the entire movie? He's part of the Chipmunks franchise, andhe made very limited appearances. Instead they put in some nerd cousinof David's who wants to take no responsibility and play video games.Who is this guy? I don't ever remember seeing him before, why take outDave? I did start to kind of like him by the end, but still.. he was noreplacement for Dave.

    So there's that, those are my biggest disappointments about the movie.Besides the flawed execution of the story, the limited interaction ofthe munks, and the lack of Dave.. it was enjoyable to watch. I canhonestly say unless you are a chipmunk fan from the past, you probablywill not like this movie. I am personally hoping for a 3rd movie justto correct the mistakes of this one, and carry on this wonderfullegacy. I want to see all 6 munks running around, laughing and playing,and getting into trouble like the good old days.

  5. flippy_666 from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I've seen this movie in theater last Saturday with my fiancée and letem say that it's really not as bad the current 3.0/10 rating let see.Actually, it's a funny and very cute family comedy. Of course, it's nota critic movie, Roger Ebert or Leonard Maltin will never put this moviein their top list. But if you want to have a good time, if you want tobe entertain and laugh, then this is the perfect movie for you.

    The theater room was filled with kids and their parents and it was socute to hear them laugh of a good heart when something funny happened.

    Without a doubt, I would say that this movie deserve the third place inthe box-office that it been holding for a bit now.

  6. Mississippi20 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I have to laugh at the comments about "not having substance." Um, thisis 'Alvin and the Chipmunks,' right? If you really are concerned aboutwhat "messages" this movie is sending your children (or….yourself?),then there is a plain, easy-to-grasp theme about family and friendssticking together. I'm not sure what else you want.

    Beyond that, the film is very cute, funny, and entertaining all the waythrough. The female-counterpart "Chipettes" add something new, butdon't take away from the Chipmunks. Zachary Levin and David Cross arecharming and amusing in their respective roles. If you liked the firstmovie, then you will be entertained by the "squeakquel."

  7. clydeclyde from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    You've all seen or heard of the first film, Alvin and the Chipmunks. Mysuggestion is that they shouldn't have even made a sequel, or in thiscase, a sqeakuel. Last film was fine: a group of talking chipmunksfound and made famous.

    When I went to watch this at a pre-screening, it was awful: my cousinwas asleep, and I was just crying to get out of the theatre.

    Now, the storyline is awful: those talking chipmunks go to school, andface against some other talking chipmunks in this band contest. In myopinion, I thought that was a really weak storyline.

    However, this is just a perfect film for small kids. Lessons taughtabout being considerate to others, being kind, and those other lessons.

    But as entertainment, I'd rather have watched Barney.

  8. Annie Cooper from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I really enjoyed this film, but mostly because I went in with theexpectation that I would have an hour and a half of laughs and generalfun, not a serious film. I have seen the first film, and this isn't asgood as it, but probably because film makers always use up all therebest ideas in the first films, very few sequels live up to or surpassthe originals. Obviously it's not the sort of film you can watch againand again, the jokes are clichéd and will quickly become old to anyoneover the age of about 8. It never ceases to amaze me why adults go andsee a children's film and somehow expect a serious film. All in all,good fun, the quality of the film isn't bad. Children will enjoy this,and their parents won't be bored by it either!

  9. Jason from Los Angeles, CA, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    Saw an early screening. I never saw the first one, but within thecontext of it being a kids' movie, it was actually quite well made. Iactually laughed at the jokes, and I'm 33 and educated. If I were ayoung kid, I'd love this movie a lot, but I'm way past that and amoften quite critical of children's genre films these days. The plot wascoherent and the moral issues were clear. The characters stay true tothemselves, much to anyone who is a fan of the original cartooncharacters, and the dynamic of character triads works well for moralstorytelling.

    The moral lesson to be taught is about learning to be selfless andconsiderate of others. This is explored through Alvin and his egoproblem, and the consequences it has on his friends and family. Othercharacters have their own arcs as well, and they read clear andconvincingly.

    On the downside, I think there are some choices that hurt the quality.Dave, the most famous human character in the franchise is probably inthe film for about 5 minutes total, however the human characters we'releft with are good performers with decent subplots. I did not care forthe cliché use of a fart joke, but I forgive it because there was onlyone, and it was used in a way that's actually still funny to adults.

    Sure, it's not the most intellectual film for an adult audience, but itserves its purpose and achieves its goals, despite being the result ofcommercialism. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to take theirsmall kids out to a movie.

  10. lkl6411 from Ohio
    30 Mar 2012, 7:18 am

    I don't understand the severely low rating for this film. 2.7?

    I was prepared for something awful but wanted to do something with the4 younger kids before they headed back to school.

    This is the movie they wanted to see.

    I've seen a lot of kids' movies and this is definitely among thefunnier ones I've seen.

    My 8-year-old and I sat next to each other and had a hard timecontrolling our laughter on a few occasions.

    I told my husband he definitely has to see this when it comes out onvideo. I can't wait to watch it with him!

    Give it a try – maybe even risk raising your expectations a little!

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