Alvin and the Chipmunks - Trick Or Treason
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This DVD compiles several episodes from the 1980's series, as well as a 1994 Halloween special, "Trick or Treason", in which egocentric Alvin aspires to be part of a monster club while Theodore strikes up a friendship with a malformed, misunderstood boy. This special, capped off by a kitschy "Chipmunk" rendition of "Monster Mash" is probably the best on the disc, with solid production values, humor, and a couple of nice (albeit predictable) twists. (Considering it is a 1994 production, such polish is to be expected.)
On the other hand, the remaining episodes (where the "boys" deal with a seemingly menacing babysitter, a monster movie, practical jokes, and nightmares) are a mixed bag. For kids unfamiliar with Alvin and company from the '60s or the curious, this is passably entertaining fare. Unfortunately, my mother (who had grown up with the "old" Alvin), found these latter episodes to be uninspired and predictable--with production values on par with, well, an 80's TV cartoon and only a number of mildly amusing moments. It's not bad stuff for Halloween or a rainy day, all in all, but Alvin, Simon, and Theodore have had better outings--try THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE or A CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS instead.
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Grandson loves the Chipmunks, this goes with his Alvin collection.Published 22 months ago by Audrey Chaney
We love our Alvin and the chipmunks trick or treat VHS it was an awesome deal and it was mailed quickly!Published on November 11, 2012 by Jess R.
My 5 yo loves Alvin & the Chipmunk so this was a good buy. He watches it all the time.Published on August 1, 2012 by Melissa
My grandchildren love this dvd. They sing and dance to all of the songs, and are thrilled that I know the words too.Published on October 4, 2009 by Dlatte