ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks

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ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks
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We're the Chipmunks, comin' on worse than ever before!
Genre: Comedy
Musical
Running Time: 22 Minutes
Country: United States
France
Release Date: March 30, 2015 – present
Network(s): Nickelodeon
M6
Created by: Janice Karman
Distributed by: PGS Entertainment
Starring: Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
Janice Karman
Vanessa Bagdasarian
Michael Bagdasarian
Jean Ellie
Brian Chambers
Edwina Jones
Elizabeth Gomez
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 96


ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks is an American-French CGI-animated television series that first aired in France on March 30, 2015. It was created by Janice Karman, who also co-created the 1983 series with her husband, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Plot

Everyone's favorite chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore - are back in this computer-animated version of the classic animated series. The brothers are famous rock stars who tour around the world with their best friends, the Chipettes. The boys' father, Dave, writes their songs and tries to keep them in line - both on and off the stage. Alvin, the leader of the fraternal group, is always coming up with crazy schemes that often get him and his brothers in trouble. Oldest brother Simon is the smart one, using his intelligence to keep the group safe. Theodore may be the youngest of the three brothers, but he frequently comes up with powerful words of wisdom.

Bad Qualities

  1. The re-designs of the Chipmunks are mediocre: although they tried to make the chipmunks look more like actual chipmunks, they look more like both their live-action designs (with the tails) and their original designs were merged into one design. The clothing they are wearing is also too modern and looks almost nothing like the original (mostly for the Chipettes).
  2. All of the human characters from the original TV show appear in this show, but they are also redesigned, making them look less like their original counterparts, especially the main human character, Dave Seville.
  3. They are also flanderized into having very generic personalities, especially the side characters, such as their owner, David Seville.
    • Alvin is sometimes quite mischievous and mean in the live-action franchise. But in the reboot, he becomes very selfish and cruel to the point where the scenes where Dave yells Alvin are more justified.
    • Simon, in particular, is changed from a supportive, smart, and likable character, into a generic, constantly abused character who acts like a jerk to Alvin.
    • Dave has went from a kind-hearted and a likable father who always punished the Chipmunks for rightful reasons and care about them into a strict and selfish father which makes him very unlikeble, in fact, this is why a rare minority of fans hate Dave.
    • The Chipettes are now unlikable jerks (with Brittany being the most unlikable of the bunch), who tend to abuse their male counterparts in a lot of episodes, particularly in the first season.
  4. The theme song, while it is the same theme from the 1983 series, can get annoying after a while; in addition, the theme has been slightly sped up and the middle verse is cut to accommodate more commercial time.
  5. Some continuity errors; the biggest example is in the episode "The Sub", Alvin claims that he's the middle child of the Seville family, despite admitting that he's the eldest child several times before that in the series. In fact, it's not even clear anymore if he's the eldest child or the middle child.
  6. Some episodes are either lazy, stupid, mean-spirited, or boring.
    • The infamous episode, "Bully For You", is probably one of the most mean-spirited episodes of the entire series, due to Simon being tortured because he broke his glasses and gets an embarrassing new pair, causing him to get bullied. The act of bullying animals is now considered animal cruelty, which is a crime.
    • "Spoiler-Itis" is mean sprited to Alvin as he's put through torture.
    • "Independence Day" & "Opposites Attract" are both misleading and have bad beginnings
    • in "Dave Rebooted", Alvin takes advantage of an amnesiac Dave, and gets them on a ski vacation.
    • "Germs" is probably the most annoying episode with Theodore being a germaphobe.
    • "Geizmo's Day Out" is probably the worst offender since the entire episode is just Alvin being tortured by Simon's robot, Geizmo.
  7. It overuses a lot of soccer player stereotypes.
  8. A lot of the female extras talk in a "Valley Girl" accent which can get obnoxious after a while.
  9. Pathetic and lackluster soundtrack.
  10. The animation look plastic and it is very mediocre most of the time, the CGI models for the characters look like rejects from an Indian cartoon like Motu Patlu.
  11. It has cheap and awful humor, with a lot of mean-spirited moments (especially from Miss Smith and Dave), fart jokes and toilet humor.
  12. Loads of unnecessary and unneeded filler.
  13. Terrible voice acting for the most part. Nearly all the characters speak with a lisp, an accent, high-pitched voices, and the characters constantly stutter for the most part.
  14. The logic in this show makes no sense. There are also many errors.
    • Eleanor somehow doesn't have her bag in the episode "Lice-enced to Teach".
    • Many of the babies (except the robot babies in the episode "Baby Mama Drama") in this show have the exact same appearance, consisting of light skin, blonde hair, and a lilac onesie, as well as voice.

Good Qualities

  1. Some good voices, with Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (Dave, Alvin, and Simon) and Janice Karman (Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette) reprising their roles and a new voice actress, Vanessa Bagdasarian, replacing Karman as Eleanor. It's also impressive that the Bagdasarians are usually the only voice actors in the series.
  2. The show got slightly better after the first season, as the characters becomes more tolerable in later episodes and some of the episodes are now tolerable, though many flaws remain as the animation is still mediocre most of the time and the voice acting still needs some work as mentioned above.
  3. Some good episodes. In fact, several episodes have an entertaining amount of suspense/mystery.
  4. The theme song for the 1983 series is at least used, although the middle verse is removed.
  5. It contains little to no pop culture references and product placement, unlike the live-action movies.
  6. The songwriters attempted to write some original new songs for every episode, instead of going with the traditional chipmunk style of covering popular songs by well-known artists.
  7. It's good to see the Chipmunks back on TV after 25 years.
  8. Hilarious scenes here and there.
  9. Some episodes taught good lessons and morals.
    • "The Great Snack Off" tells you that you shouldn't play the game where you throw food up in the air and try to catch it with your mouth because there will be consequences.
  10. While the animation is mediocre most of the time, sometimes it is passable and fluid.

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Reception

ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks received mixed to negative reviews from Critics and Many fans of the 1983 Series alike. It scored a 4.5 on IMDb.

Saberspark placed this on #6 on The Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Cartoons.

Trivia

  • At one point, it aired on Nick Jr. and in other countries, though it is not a preschool show and absolutely not educational. This has since been corrected.
  • The animation is made by the same company that animated Sonic Boom and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (Under the name OuiDo! in Season 1, and Technicolor in Season 2 onwards).

Comments


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Stephenfisher2001

26 months ago
Score 4
I hated that show, when i was 13 and 14, and today i'm 17, and i still hated.
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Nihirichan

19 months ago
Score 5
I remember when this used to dominate Nick's schedule.
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Trevor807

19 months ago
Score 2
I don’t think Nick will air Seasons 6 and 7. At this point the series is destined for another network here in the States.
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NeptunePerson2018

18 months ago
Score 0
Why was it changed to only season 1? All the seasons are bad.
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Trevor807

16 months ago
Score 0
Your opinion.
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Mr. Dready

15 months ago
Score 2
Yeah! You're opinion! and also i don't like this show either but still is my opinion! and i do respect other people's opinions.
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Stephenfisher2001

16 months ago
Score 1
As of February 17, 2020, I still hated that show, when I was 13 and 14, and today I'm 18, and I still hated it.
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Kya parker

one month ago
Score 0
You're such a hater, dude...
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MoistyTIT

20 days ago
Score 0
Such a hater, dude....
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 2
The ENTIRE show is terrible IMO.
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Mr. Dready

15 months ago
Score 1
Yup that's our opinions, but after all that thinking, Wage you're actually an awesome user on this wikis, and i like you're sandboxes.
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DoubleD345

13 months ago
Score 0
Why season 1? All of the seasons are bad
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MaIware

13 months ago
Score 0
while i respect your opinion, i think the entire show sucks.
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Azure09

10 months ago
Score 0
I also like to respect opinions, I kinda find Alvin and the Chipmunks 2015 alright. In my opinion.
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Portrock1566

5 months ago
Score 1
In retrospect, this show was enjoyable minus the annoying voices.
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Shadowninjagamer101

3 months ago
Score 0
The plot of every episode is just Alvin getting tortured by Simon's inventions for 10/11 minutes.
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Trevor807

3 months ago
Score 0
Well, a lot of them, anyway.
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MarshalTheMarshmellow

3 months ago
Score 0

You thought it only aired on Nick Jr. in Italy, IT'S AIRING BOTH ON NICKELODEON AND ON NICK JR.!!!! I mean, the show literally replaced SpongeBob on Nickelodeon Italy making the show more hateful than ever.

Oh yeah, who remembers that episode where Alvin gets treated like crap because he made Theodore be an absolute jerk all because of a lie? later when he tells the truth of various things to his friends/family they all go CRAZY over him (a common example in that episode is that he ruined Mrs Miller's Surprise, Eleonore yells at him but a bit later Mrs Miller herself hated surprises), David is the only one that dosen't get pissed off at Alvin in that episode and so do nearly everybody at the end.
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PokeDigi

2 months ago
Score 0
Yeah I'm Italian So I Can Relate
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MarshalTheMarshmellow

2 months ago
Score 0
There's also a time where an italian kids channel named K2 was airing the s**t out of this show for at least 12 HOURS!!!!
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 0
Bagdasarian Productions is making lots of money then.
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PokeDigi

2 months ago
Score 0
Don't Get Me Started Man
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LouBlu08

2 months ago
Score 0
I don't know why, but this used to air on Nick Jr. in the UK, before moving to Nicktoons. It now airs on Pop.
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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 0
I hate Dave in this show.
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Funny

2 months ago
Score 2
I like this show,
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COMICSDUDE1245

one month ago
Score 0
this show is soooo fucking retarted at this point this was attempted cash grab more than a reboot
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My name is Valentine you bit-

one month ago
Score 0
I remember when I liked this when I was 11, now I'm 13 and I regret liking it lmaooooooo
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The Dunkman

20 days ago
Score 0
This show is C for Crappy.
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Plopback

19 days ago
Score 1
This was trash! >:(

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