The new home leads to character-changing adventures, on a scale new to the boys and to the “Alvin and theChipmunks” films. As the story opens, The Chipmunks, Chipettes, and their eternally beleaguered guardian, Dave Seville, are en route, on a luxury cruise liner, to the International Music Awards. Alvin, of course, cannot resist wreaking havoc on this ultimate playground. He attempts to steer the vessel, takes over the hot tubs, and dons a tuxedo – secret agent style – to work the baccarat and blackjack tables.
The third and most spectacular adventure of the Chipmunks has finally arrived. Alvin and the Chipmunks has had much longevity, I think because how the audience really liked the Chipmunks, not only their music but also their characters. The Chipmunks and Chippettes team up in Chipwrecked and find the most extraordinary adventure of their lifetime. The movie is best for the kids because of the simple plot and light hearted theme. Though some of the music is for the adults. Key to the movie’s theme is about the Chipmunks growing up, and how hard it is for a parent – in this case, Dave – to let the chipmunks be independent. Director Mike Mitchell adds, “But kids (and chipmunks) are going to grow up andthey’re going to be independent. It’s inevitable, of course. I think that idea is going to resonate with kids and parents. Everyone can relate to the story, even though it’s a singing/dancing/adventure-seeking Chipmunk movie. And, who hasn’t gone on family vacations? They’re wonderful nightmares!”
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is distributed by 20th Century Fox.