Sunday, December 16, 2007

Alvin and The Chipmunks Soundtrack Released

Before The Gorillaz, there was another powerhouse of animated characters who rocked their way to the top of the charts. Alvin and the Chipmunks have 5 Emmy awards to their name and a family legacy that is sure to continue into the next generation. The Chipmunks have released many albums covering popular songs since the late 50s. In 1983, The Chipmunks were re-imagined for a new generation. Now 50 years later, a new generation of fans are being introduced via the new theatrical release of "Alvin and The Chipmunks." For newcomers who have yet to be introduced to the characters, there's Dave Seville, the human songwriter who discovers the chipmunks and acts as their manager. Then there's the chipmunks: Alvin, the prima-donna rock star who tends to be the mischievous one; Simon, the intellectual one; and Theodore, the sweet one. How do you know who is who? Alvin sports a big yellow A on his red shirt, Simon wears glasses, and Theodore is slightly chubby.

In the new movie, Jason Lee stars as Dave Seville. The chipmunks are voiced by Justin Long (Alvin), Matthew Gray Gubler (Simon), Jesse McCartney (Theodore). The movie co-stars David Cross, as Ian, the former college friend of Dave's, who has gone on to become the sleazy owner of a recording company. Dave, an unsuccessful songwriter, discovers the talking Chipmunks and has them sing his songs to his recording company contact. As the Chipmunks hit it big, greed overtakes Ian and he tries to separate the chipmunks from Dave.

Source: Willamettelive

The movie opened in theaters on December 14th and the Alvin and The Chipmunks soundtrack was released on November 20th.

> Find Alvin and the Chipmunks on DVD

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