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The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director:

Janice Karman

Writers:

Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (as Ross Bagdasarian)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. ... David Seville / Alvin Seville / Simon Seville (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)
Janice Karman ... Theodore Seville / Brittany Miller / Jeanette Miller / Eleanor Miller (voice)
Dody Goodman ... Miss Rebecca Miller (voice)
Susan Tyrrell ... Claudia Furschtien (voice)
Anthony De Longis ... Klaus Furschtien (voice) (as Anthony DeLongis)
Frank Welker ... Sophie / Native Chief / Baby Penguin / Additional Voices (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Arabian Prince (voice)
Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke ... Addditional Voices (voice) (as Philip Clark)
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Inspector Jamal (voice)
George Poulos George Poulos ... Additional Voices (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Charles Adler)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Pat Pinney)
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Storyline

Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this film made with musical numbers by the Chipmunks and the Chipettes. Written by Corey Semple <corey.semple@earthlink.com>

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Here's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore in their first feature film See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin és a mókusok a világ körül See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,584,720, 25 May 1987

Gross USA:

$6,804,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,804,312
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Miss Miller sings "Come On-a My House" and "Witch Doctor". Both songs were written by Ross Bagdasarian, creator of the Chipmunks and father to the film's writer/producer/star Ross Bagdasarian Jr. See more »

Goofs

When Jeannette picks up the Chipette doll that is filled with diamonds, it alternates between being a Brittany doll and an Eleanor doll. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David Seville: The taxi's gonna be here any minute, I'm not even packed. Has anyone seen my tie?
Simon Seville: You're wearing it, Dave.
David Seville: [looks at his tie, he's wearing it] Thanks, Simon.
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Siri Dharma Galliano(as Siri D. Galliano) receives a credit as "Chipmunk Masseuse." See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical and Lorimar video releases have The Samuel Goldwyn Company logo at the opening, and below the copyright notice at the closing, the Universal and Paramount releases obscure the SGC logo and keep the closing logo, and current releases have no SGC logos at all, to the point of removing it from the credits, and only displaying the Bagdasarian Productions credit and logo. See more »

Connections

Follows The Alvin Show (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuanto le gusta
Written by Gabriel Ruiz and Ray Gilbert
Performed with "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" by The Chipmunks as part of the "Mexican Tour Stop Source Montage" medley
Produced by Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman
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Very well-written
24 September 2006 | by rockndaparadiseSee all my reviews

"The Chipmunk Adventure" is one of the greatest animated movies of the 1980's. Alvin and the Chipmunks have always been of some interest to me, since they were what really got me into rock and roll. Neither one of the Chipmunks has any bad traits. Alvin's really the star and has all the cool looks. Theodore is the lovable sensitive one. Then there's Simon (my personal favorite), the smart one who is often a party pooper. I also like the Chipettes a lot. There's Brittany, who, like Alvin, is one who is always trying to be so popular. Then there's Eleanor, who, like Theodore, is sweet, sensitive, and loves food. Janette is the only Chipette who is not much like her counterpart; she's very naive and really clumsy.

In the Chipmunks' very first full-length movie, David Seville is going on a business trip to Europe, and he's leaving the boys with Miss Miller while he's gone. While playing an arcade game, Alvin loses against Brittany and then says that if he had the money, he'd race Brittany around the world for real. Unbeknownest to the kids, a man named Klaus Furschtien and his sister, Claudia, who have been trying to come up with a sneaky way to deliver diamonds around the world in exchange for cash, overheard this conversation and said that they'd let them race around the world for $100,000. Alvin and Brittany accept it and go on the race.

This adventurous movie has a lot of great songs. "Off to See the World" made for an appropriate theme song for the movie. Then there is "Getting Lucky", one of my favorite songs in the movie. "My Mother" is most likely the sappiest song in the movie, but it always makes me cry. "Wooly Bully" is the only cover song used in the movie (the rest were completely original). Then, of course, there's "The Boys and Girls of Rock and Roll", which, in my opinion, has to be one of the greatest musical numbers in movie history.

I used to watch this movie very often, until my recorded tape of it died. I still watch the movie, though. This is actually a fun movie for people who are about to go on a vacation to a foreign country for the first time. It'll give you an idea of what kind of stuff you'd expect out of world travel. Definitely one of my childhood movies, and one that I'd recommend to 80's fans and Alvin & the Chipmunks fans.


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