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Alvin & the Chipmunks 

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

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Series cast summary:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. ...  Alvin Seville / ... 100 episodes, 1983-1990
Janice Karman ...  Theodore Seville / ... 100 episodes, 1983-1990
Frank Welker ...  Additional Voices / ... 61 episodes, 1983-1990
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Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

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Release Date:

17 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chipmunks Go to the Movies See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (1990-1991)| Mono (1983-1990)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Each episode has some reference to show business See more »


Simon Seville: Good bye, Alvin - I forgive you for everything.
Alvin Seville: Does that include the 75 cents I owe you?
Simon Seville: *Almost* everything.
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Alternate Versions

Originally, during seasons 6 & 7, the show was retitled "The Chipmunks", and those particular seasons consisted of two different openings: One that was used during the first half of season 6, featured clips from The Chipmunk Adventure (1987), while the other, which was used for the remainder of season 6 until the end of season 7, featured the Chipmunks exiting the Mercedes. Both variations featured a hard-rock version of "We're the Chipmunks". When the first 11 episodes of season 6 were syndicated, the show used the original opening from the first 5 seasons, but with the new version of "We're the Chipmunks" dubbed over. See more »


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Another great '80's cartoon
19 March 2001 | by tweiss1981See all my reviews

This was probably the one cartoon made by Ruby-Spears Enterprises that lasted more than two seasons, but this is still a great cartoon. Even today, it looks more meticulously drawn and animated than a lot of other American cartoons now. I am a child of the '80s, and I grew up watching this show. It makes me wonder why we don't draw cartoons to this caliber anymore.

Most of the episodes are about the Seville brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who often get themselves into a jam, and needing to get out of it, without causing too much more trouble (and without getting Dave too angry). The three chipmunks kept their old personalities from "The Alvin Show" (1961), but they now have different voices. Sometimes they also involve the Chipettes, known as Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor.

They also did some spoofs on TV shows of the '80's era. They included "The A-Team", "Miami Vice", "Charlie's Angels", "Moonlighting", (that episode is a favorite of mine) etc. The Chipmunks also occasionally go into a song number, but it's not stupid Disney-like garbage. They performed "Surfin' USA", "Uptown Girl", "Do you Love me", "Monster Mash", and even classic '80's hits like "Beat It". Makes you feel all nostalgic inside...

"The Chipmunks Go To the Movies" offered parodies of late '80's/early '90s movies, like "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "King Kong", "A Christmas Carol", and "Batman".

This cartoon is currently running in syndication on Cartoon Network. If you can, I suggest to try it. You'll love it. And if anyone hates the boys just because they're chipmunks who appear to be living in a human world...well, Bugs Bunny is taller than Elmer Fudd, but no one gripes about it. "Anyting's possible inna cartoon!" -Bugs Bunny

Ross Bagdasarian's son, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., did this cartoon in 1983, and had a movie, "The Chipmunk Adventure", in 1987. Pick it up today!

The 1980s had some of the coolest cartoons. It's, like, the stuff of legend, dude. Alvin and the Chipmunks forever....

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