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Alvin and the Chipmunks
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- Disc 1 Side A:
- Full Screen Feature
- Chip-Chip-Hooray! Chipmunk History
- Creating Chipmunk Music Featurette
- History of The Munks
- Disc 1 Side B:
- Widescreen Feature
- Creating Chipmunk Music Featurette - Hitting The Harmony
- Inside Look - Horton Hears a Who (Inside Look)
Top Customer Reviews
From the laughter, booing, and general merriment, I can tell you we were all having an excellent time. This definitely was not a performance that someone who likes to view films in quiet would have enjoyed.
The story: David Seville (Jason Lee) is an advertising exec with dreams of becoming a songwriter. He's got an 'in' with old college chum, Ian (David Cross), who is an exec with Jett Records, but still can't produce anything that anyone would want to sing.
It looks like David's never going to be able to quit his day job until three chipmunks get their pine tree home chopped down and taken to the lobby of Jett Records office building. They stowaway in a basket of muffins David's swiped from Jett in a fit of pique.
A few hours later, David discovers he's got an infestation of talking chipmunks--and the rest is pretty inevitable. He writes a song, they perform it, and become a true overnight success.
I won't spoil the rest of the story for you. This is a lighthearted film that you can take your young kids to without much problem.
Those of you who grew up with the Chipmunks will be pleased with the treatment. The group sings some of the oldies, but they also strut their stuff on newer music as well.
I Told The Witch Doctor You Didn't Love Me Nice"
Three CGI chipmunks carry this movie on their narrow little shoulders, and that's a very good thing, seeing that the plot is nothing special and neither are the performances of the human actors.
Unceremoniously expelled from their tree home, the chipmunks are having a very bad day, until they show their stuff to Dave (Jason Lee), a songwriter who's told to quit his day job.
What happens next is basically what you'd expect when you let three forest critters occupy your living space, as well as the inevitable series of misunderstandings that occur in mixed species family groups.
David Cross plays Ian Hawke, the hammy heavy. He's a music producer who sees dollar signs with each helium-inspired note, and has great plans for the talented trio which may or may not include dopey Dave.
The music will send adults down memory lane, with new Chipmunky versions of "Witch Doctor", "Funkytown", "Only You", and "The Chipmunk Song", and younger viewers will recognize Daniel Powter's "Bad Day". There are also some new funky songs and stylin' choreography.
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):
1. CGI chipmunks sing and dance
2. Rest of movie is the same old song and dance
For children - rated 4 stars
For adults - rated 3 stars (one for each chipmunk)
Recommended as a stocking stuffer for children of all ages, and fans of the TV series.
"We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late."
(The Chipmunk Song)
Amanda Richards, July 26, 2008
I don't get it how Roger Ebert could recommend both Garfield movies but only give this **. Sure the end is anti-climatic but other than that it's pretty cute and harmless. Well harmless despite the one scene where Simon eats Theodore's poop making believe it's food so he won't get in trouble from Dave. That was gross and un-needed although yes I did laugh but it's not something needed in a kids movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is more a review for my kids. It keeps them entertained for a couple of hours. They have an attention span of a, well, 4 and 7 year old. This movie captivates them. Read morePublished 8 days ago by yongjoo
My Alvin and the Chipmunks movie purchase arrived in perfect condition. I purchased it to watch with my daughter over the holiday, and we both loved it!Published 14 days ago by Flower Lady
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The 2disc was cancalled over a month ago.
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