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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure [Import]
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One thing I really admire this film for is how it succeeds so well at (to use a tired cliche) having something for everyone. As a kid I was happy just to listen to the music (which is also top-notch) and watch the adorable cast members travel the world while avoiding baddies, and not caring about anything else. But when I watch it now, I'm like, "Wow, it's about diamond smugglers?? That's pretty sophisticated for a kid's movie!" There's a whole dark side of the film that I didn't have access to as an 8-year-old. And the brilliant thing is they managed to pull that off without constantly going over kids' heads and making it seem like the film is actually being marketed to the parents, which so many so-called children's movies do nowadays.
So anyhow, wonderful movie, children of any age will love it to death and want to watch it again and again (so DVD is a wise investment ;) I really hope films like this continue to be appreciated by future generations, because I'm afraid they'll be a lost art soon. The Chipmunk Adventure is for me a reminder of a time when animated films really had heart and a timeless quality. Please do someone you love a favor and watch it with them!
The plot of the film itself is about Dave going on a trip to soem exotic locations for his job (Paris, Rome) and Alvin wants to go but must stay home with Simon Theodore and the babysitter. Wishing he could travel the world the chipmunks and their friends the chipettes amazingly end up going on a race around the world to see who can make it back first, they race in hot air balloons. Of course the people supplying them with the means to do so are a pair of adults who are brother and sister (Claudia and Claus i think their Russian) who play the part of the bad guys and just want the chipmunks to smuggle diamonds around the world for them in Chipmunk dolls that they must exchange for cash filled chipmunk dolls at certain points. The chipmunks are obviously unaware of this. This is a plotpoint i never got as a child but discovered upon watching the film when i recovered it in my basement a few months ago in august. Their are many songs and funny bits with dave and Mrs. Miller (the boys babysitter). There are many jokes i never got as a child cause i was so naive,and they made me laugh more now that i'm older.Read more ›
THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE is a classic; a true masterpiece; and should not be taken lightly. It has a great storyline, some gorgeous animation, and has a pretty good soundtrack.
There is not really anything more to say that hasn't already been mentioned in other reviews. This is just a very fun and carefree animated movie. I am a huge fan of The Chipmunks '80's television series; and THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE simply plays out like a pro-longed episode. While other movies based on television shows seem to "distance" themselves from the feel of a series, THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE maintains the same style exhibited on their show (not their original series; I cannot stand watching that LOL).
I truly hope that this movie is released on DVD. Up to now, there all only four chipmunks DVD's (available on Alvin & the Chipmunks official web site); only one of them being a "classic" program.
Hopefully, we will get more of the older stuff next year!
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hey i just wanted to say that i absoluletly love the DVD, and i love how you guys had the dvd of it. the quality of it is great and ya. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2010 by Andrea McLennan
This movie was one of my favourites as a kid, its up there with Disney. For one thing, Theodore is so darn cute. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2009 by tiffany Kado
First off, I used to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks when I was younger, whether it be by television or VHS tapes. Read morePublished on May 8 2004
My brother and I watched The Chipmunk Adventure so many times when we were little that even today, both in our 20s, we can recite the first fifteen minutes of the movie. Read morePublished on May 4 2004
This movie is awesome! Animation, characters, storyline. All top notch and timeless. One of my all time favorite movies ever. Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by A. White
I may have been born in 1992, but I am a HUGE fan of all 80's carttoons, especialy this one! It has awesome animation, great songs and the plot IS GREAT. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004
I watched this movie so much when I was a little kid. My favorite part of the movie was when Eleanor (I think) was singing to the penguin. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004
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