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Alvin and the Chipmunks
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Genre Comedy
Musical
Created by Janice Karman
Based on Alvin and the Chipmunks
by
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
Written by Janice Karman
Michael Bagdasarian
Vanessa Bagdasarian
Peter Saisselin
Thomas Forwood
David Sauerwein
Fabrice Ziolkowski
Reid Harrison
Jean-Phillipe Robin
Marie Beardmore
Pauline Gentile
Bart Coughlin
Anne Baraou
Catherine Guillot-Bonté
Kathryn Walton Ward
Sylvie Barro
Pete Burns
Barbara Weber-Boustani
Lyn Woodward
Amy Serafin
Jason Lethcoe
Craig Carlson
Sean Scully
Jeffrey St. Ours
Maryanne Contreras
Lisa Kohn
Directed by Janice Karman
Voices of See below
Theme music composer Ross Bagdasarian
Janice Karman
Opening theme "We're The Chipmunks"
Ending theme "We're The Chipmunks"
Country of origin United States
France
Original language(s) English
French
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 107 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
Janice Karman
Sandrine Nguyen
Boris Hertzog
Producer(s) Vanessa Bagdasarian (associate)
Michael Bagdasarian
Production location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes per segment)
Production company(s)
Distributor
  • PGS Entertainment
Release
Original network M6 (France)
Nickelodeon (U.S.)
Nicktoons (UK)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
First shown in France
Original release March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded by Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Related shows The Alvin Show (1961–1962)

Alvin and the Chipmunks (stylized as ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks) is a 2015 CGI-animated, musical television series produced by Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions with the participation of the French channel M6. It features Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes, and it was first announced in 2010. After 25 years of absence, it returned in a reboot, with the premiere of this series marking their first television appearance together since 1990. A promotional trailer for the series was posted on YouTube.

Animation and half of the show's storyboards are handled by Technicolor Productions in France, while Bagdasarian Productions in the U.S. is in charge of voice recording and music production. The series is primarily distributed by PGS Entertainment, a French brand management company. It made its world premiere on M6 in France on March 30, 2015. In August 2015, Nickelodeon acquired U.S. broadcast rights for the series.

Plot

The series follows Dave Seville, a single father who is raising three singing Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, and Theodore) as his adoptive sons, and losing his patience sometimes, causing him to scream "ALVINNNN!!!", his catchphrase to Alvin. There is a song in every episode. The series takes place in modern times and discusses modern topics such as Dave's technology issues. Others are parents embarrassing kids and parents needing dates.

Cast

  • Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as:
  • Janice Karman as:
    • Theodore Seville
    • Brittany Miller
    • Jeanette Miller
    • Kevin
    • Miss Bernese Smith
    • Miss Croner
    • Miss Beatrice Miller
    • Additional voices
  • Vanessa Bagdasarian as:
    • Eleanor Miller
    • Lucy
    • Kate
    • Amber
    • Annie
    • Additional voices
  • Michael Bagdasarian as
    • Mr. Meadows
    • Cheesy
    • Officer Dangus

additional voices

  • Jean Ellie as Biggie Large
  • Brian Chambers as:
    • Derek Smalls
    • Additional voices
  • Edwina Jones as Principal Meadows
  • Elizabeth Gomez as Julie

Production

The series, originally titled The Chipmunks and Chipettes, has 104 11-minute episodes and is produced in high-definition CGI animation, with The Chipmunks and The Chipettes' new looks resembling the iMunk looks. The show serves as an update of the 1980s series utilizing the same theme song, voice actors, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman, and format with each episode having a song.

The series producers are Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Sandrine Nguyen, and Boris Hertzog from the American production company Bagdasarian Productions and French company OuiDo! Productions. OuiDo! Productions (now Technicolor Animation Productions) handles the animation and storyboards, with Bagdasarian Productions in charge of voices and music. PGS Entertainment acquired the rights for media outside the United States and France in August 2013 and licensing and merchandising rights in May 2014. On February 24, 2014, Nickelodeon acquired all 104 episodes for all territories except Brazil. It originally also excluded North America, but this was later changed. The series was put on sale at the October 2013 Mipcom and was one of the most-viewed shows there.

In October 2016, the series was renewed for a third and fourth season. In late 2018, the series was renewed for a fifth season. On November 6, 2019, the series was renewed for a sixth and seventh season.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30) (France)
August 3, 2015 (2015-08-03) (U.S.)
November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13) (France)
March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08) (U.S.)
2 26 November 16, 2016 (2016-11-16) (France)
March 9, 2016 (2016-03-09) (U.S.)
October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) (France)
June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03) (U.S)
3 26 April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) (France)
June 10, 2017 (2017-06-10) (U.S.)
February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28) (France)
June 19, 2019 (2019-06-19) (U.S.)
4 26 July 2, 2019 (2019-07-02) (France)
June 20, 2019 (2019-06-20) (U.S.)
March 7, 2021 (2021-03-07) (France)
February 22, 2021 (2021-02-22) (U.S.)
5 26 March 8, 2021 (2021-03-08) (France)
February 23, 2021 (2021-02-23) (U.S.)
TBA

Broadcast

The series made its English-language debut on Nicktoons in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 5, 2015 and on Nick in the United States on August 3.Nicktoons in Africa premiered the show on May 4. The Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon debuted the show on May 8 in Singapore and the Philippines and on May 15 in Malaysia. In English-speaking Canada, it premiered on Teletoon on September 9 and was moved to Family Channel on May 6, 2017. In Arabia, it is currently on Nicktoons and Spacetoon. It is now airing on Pop in the U.K. on February 1, 2016. In Indonesia, it is currently airing on MNCTV. In June 2018, it was announced that ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks will stream on Hulu. On November 1, 2018 the series premiered on eToonz in South Africa. In July 2020 it aired on Disney Channel in Spain.

Home video

Season 1 Vol. 1 was released on DVD on December 4, 2015. Season 1 Vol. 2 was released on January 26, 2016. Alvin's Wild Adventures was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 10, 2015 by Bagdasarian Productions. It contains the episodes "Principal Interest", "Talking Teddy", "Mystic Mountain", "A is for Alien", "Clowning Around", "Driving Dave Crazy", and "What a Gem". Alvin vs. Brittany was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 1, 2016 by Bagdasarian Productions. It contains the episodes "Sister Act", "Albrittina", "My Sister the Weirdo", "Mister Manners", "Reality or Not", "Turf War", and "Don Juan Theodoro".

Soundtracks

On September 25, 2015, an album based on the television series was released on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and CD entitled We're the Chipmunks (Music from the TV Show). On September 22, 2017, a second album based on the series was released on iTunes and Spotify entitled Nuts 2 U.[1] On August 30, 2019, a third album based on the series as released on iTunes and Spotify entitled YOLO. [2]

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