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.
|Release Date||:||December 13, 2007|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Music, Family, Fantasy, Animation|
|Production Company||:||Dune Entertainment, Regency Enterprises, Fox 2000 Pictures, Bagdasarian Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Jon Vitti|
|Casts||:||Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Veronica Alicino, Allison Karman, Tiara Parker, Kira Verrastro, Beth Riesgraf, Adriane Lenox, Don Tiffany, Frank Maharajh, Kevin Symons|
|Plot Keywords||:||pop, pop star, record producer, surprise, approach, music, concert, friendship, performance, chipmunk, forest, talking animal, songwriter, talking to animals, duringcreditsstinger|
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