Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks facts for kids
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|Created by||Janice Karman|
|Based on||Alvin and the Chipmunks
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
|Written by||Janice Karman
Kathryn Walton Ward
Jeffrey St. Ours
|Directed by||Janice Karman|
|Voices of||See below|
|Theme music composer||Ross Bagdasarian
|Opening theme||"We're The Chipmunks"|
|Ending theme||"We're The Chipmunks"|
|Country of origin||United States
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||107 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
|Producer(s)||Vanessa Bagdasarian (associate)
|Production location(s)||Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||22 minutes (11 minutes per segment)|
|Original network||M6 (France)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|First shown in||France|
|Original release||June 30, 2015– present|
|Preceded by||Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983–1990)|
|Related shows||The Alvin Show (1961–1962)|
Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks is 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.
The series follows Dave Seville, a single father who is raising six singing Chipmunks (Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor part time, and Simon, Alvin, and Theodore) as his adoptive kids. Dave's patience is tested by Alvin, usually to the point where he yells his trademark shout "ALVINNN!!!". He also gets frustrated with Simon and Theodore too and sometimes Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor, but despite all of this, he loves his kids. 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.
- Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as:
- Janice Karman as:
- Theodore Seville
- Brittany Miller
- Jeanette Miller
- Miss Bernese Smith
- Miss Croner
- Miss Beatrice Miller
- Additional voices
- Vanessa Bagdasarian as:
- Eleanor Miller
- Additional voices
- Michael Bagdasarian as
- Mr. Meadows
- Officer Dangus
- Jean Ellie as Biggie Large
- Brian Chambers as:
- Derek Smalls
- Additional voices
- Edwina Jones as Principal Meadows
- Elizabeth Gomez as Julie
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.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||June 30, 2013
June 6, 2013 (U.S.)
|November 13, 2015
March 12, 2016 (U.S.)
|2||26||November 16, 2016
March 9, 2016 (U.S.)
|October 3, 2017
June 3, 2017 (U.S)
|3||26||April 8, 2018
June 10, 2017 (U.S.)
|February 28, 2019
June 19, 2019 (U.S.)
|4||26||July 2, 2019
June 20, 2019 (U.S.)
|March 7, 2021
February 22, 2021 (U.S.)
|5||26||March 8, 2021
February 23, 2021 (U.S.)
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.
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".
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. On August 30, 2019, a third album based on the series as released on iTunes and Spotify entitled YOLO. 
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