The Chipmunk Adventure 1987 G CC

(177) IMDb 7.2/10

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.

Starring:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman
Runtime:
1 hour, 18 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Janice Karman
Starring Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman
Supporting actors Dody Goodman, Susan Tyrrell, Anthony De Longis, Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Philip L. Clarke, Ken Sansom, George Poulos, Charles Adler, Patrick Pinney
Studio Anderson Digital
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By kns222 on March 25, 2014
Format: DVD
When i found this online my heart melted. I fell in love with this movie growing up. 16 years later and i find it again. I also had the soundtrack and i would play it on loop over and over. In my opinion, this is way better than the live action movies they came out with. Its a must buy for anyone who wants to relive a cherished childhood memory.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Vicchrilli on March 26, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is one of my favorite films from my childhood, and one that I still watch today even if my kids aren't around -- it's a very fun story of adventure and globe-trotting with memorable songs, humor and pathos, featuring the Chipmunks as I know them -- not the CGI versions.

I was happy to buy this movie a third time (once on VHS, then DVD, and now Blu-ray), and I hoped it would finally be widescreen (it is) and that the Blu-ray image would pop, the way Disney Blu-ray releases do.

The image does not pop. At times it is very soft and downright ugly. Other times it is clean and crisp, and I think "this is how it should look." But it's definitely not consistent, and it's a shame.

The backgrounds look better, but dark colors sometimes "buzz" with what I assume is digital noise.

All in all, I was disappointed with the transfer. So if you are considering a purchase, do it for the movie, which is great, and not the jump to high definition, which is lacking.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. O'Donnell on March 25, 2014
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I loved this movie growing up, and today the Blu-Ray copy was delivered to my door by Amazon. I watched it with my 2-year old (who had no idea who or what a chipmunk was) and he was thoroughly entertained. The squeaky voices is what probably did him in, haha.

I didn't see any differences between the original release and the Blu-Ray version EXCEPT (and I might be wrong in remembering this) but when Jeanette gets stuck on the windmill chasing the Chipmunk doll she screeches once at the top, then opens her mouth at the bottom but no sound comes out. THIS version has her screeching a second time. I know, HUGE deal, right? I may be remembering it differently, but that's the only thing my brain was telling me I was different.

I'm glad to add this to my childrens' movie library. There is a little extra on the Blu-Ray of an old cartoon of them visiting a bull ring. It's cute, but I wish they'd added a few more extras to it.

Still worth it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By unwonted on June 1, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I was OBSESSED with this movie growing up. When I tried to mention it to co-workers, they gave me crazy looks when I spoke about Woolly Bully and the girls singing Gettin' Lucky to charm snakes. I was beyond excited to see that this would be coming out on Blu-Ray (BLU-RAY, PEOPLE!) and immediately pre-ordered it. I have a three and a half year old daughter who I hoped would love it as much as I had (ok, still do). It is sometimes difficult to get her into movies from my childhood because of the different animation styles over the past twenty years. Luckily, the images are so vibrant and bright that it was still able to catch her attention. It took only once for me to sit through twenty minutes with her and laugh through it for her to pick up on it. She now watches it almost every night for bed - for the past month! And every single night, she will run out to the living room, giggle, and say, "Mom! He said, 'Woolly Bully!'" followed by hysterical laughter.

Mission accomplished.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AoiMizuno on March 21, 2014
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I've been looking EVERYWHERE for the Chipmunk Adventure movie! It was my very favorite movie growing up as a child. I'm so happy they are finally coming out again! I can't wait to watch it when it comes out!

This movie is filled with amazing music and scores. Super catchy I STILL find myself singing it on occassion. The storyline is very good, adorable and fun for a kid's movie made in the 80's. It really is a fantastic adventure following the Chipmunks and the Chipettes as they travel and race around the world!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lance N on March 25, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I recall watching this during my childhood and getting my the songs stuck in my head. A random VHS cassette viewing with my children had them hooked, so naturally with the re-release of this movie, it was an easy call to make. The animation still stands up against the current crop of other animated shows and features, but the songs are what really make this movie. Those that appreciate The Chimpmunks in their original, hand drawn, animated look, will most certainly want to buy this for nostalgia or to introduce their own children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DarkThings on February 21, 2014
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Ironic or not, had a dream about getting this movie. Had not thought about it since last summer,& looking at the other kind of dvd releases I'm reminded of why.
I do remember watching this back in vhs days & it was fun, all the crazy antics & locations those 6 got into.
Think what I enjoyed most was seeing how they got through every obstacle.
Can't wait for this till March 25th, wants it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie B. on April 30, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
It's sad when you buy this movie every time it comes out to have it in all video formats like myself (when I was younger, we recorded it from a movie channel, played the VHS tape out until it could play no more, then bought the newer VHS release in the mid 90s; I myself purchased the DVD years later as an adult), but this movie just never gets old. There are so many "moments" in this film that every time I watch I find myself literally losing it with laughter. From Ms. Miller's presence to Alvin's very intense and "I'm over it" expressions, this movie was hilarious. And in my 30s now, I still can remember every song and line verbatim.

I thought the Blu-ray transfer was great, much clearer than the previous DVD version I had. The only thing I didn't like about this release is that there were no real extras. The little bonus clip that is included did nothing for me, when the last release that came out, the DVD version, included the full movie soundtrack, which was a major step up from the original VHS release which only included a bonus CD of about three songs from the movie.

It would've been nice to see a bit more as a hardcore fan of the movie, but at least there is a clearer version to enjoy for years to come!
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