Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mike Mitchell|
Alvin and the Chipmunks|
by Ross Bagdasarian
by Janice Karman
Matthew Gray Gubler
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Edited by||Peter Amundson|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$342.7 million|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a 2011 American live-action musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. It is the third installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series following the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, which was a sequel to the 2007 film Alvin and the Chipmunks. The film stars Jason Lee, David Cross and Jenny Slate with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox and produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises and Bagdasarian Company. The film was released on December 16, 2011. A fourth film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, was released on December 18, 2015.
For a vacation, Dave and the Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) and Chipettes (Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor) go on a cruise ship. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes end up creating trouble. Dave notices that his old boss, Ian Hawke is working as the ship's safety monitor dressed as a pelican, and is out to inform the captain if the Chipmunks and Chipettes cause more problems. Alvin goes para-sailing on a kite but the kite flies away with him and the other Chipmunks. Dave goes on a hang-glider to find them but Ian stops him and they both end up in the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, the Chipmunks find an island and they sleep for the night. Dave enlists Ian's help to find the same island and begin looking for the Chipmunks. The next morning, the Chipmunks go and find food and while doing so, an island castaway named Zoe shows up and sees the Chipmunks and Chipettes for the first time. They then go to Zoe's tree house where Eleanor sprains her ankle and Simon gets bitten by a spider, the side effects including personality changes and loss of inhibition.
The morning after, everyone observes Simon's personality has changed and he has no memory of being Simon; he also thinks he is a French, adventurous chipmunk named Simone. "Simone" becomes attracted to Jeanette but does not take as kindly to Alvin and Brittany. Later, Zoe takes Simone, Jeanette, Eleanor and Theodore to a lake with a waterfall and Simone finds a cave. He returns with a gold bracelet which he gives to Jeanette as a crown. Brittany and Alvin see an active volcano the next day and they decide that they have to leave the island with the others. Theodore and "Simone" find Dave and Ian and they go to meet with the other chipmunks. They all begin to prepare a raft to get them off the island and everyone is assigned a job. When Jeanette and "Simone" go and look for food, "Simone" is knocked unconscious and Jeanette is kidnapped; "Simone" reverts to Simon afterwards.
Everyone finds Simon awake and he cannot remember anything since the bite. They discover that Zoe has taken Jeanette and they head towards the waterfall. When they approached the tree log to cross, Dave and Alvin decide they'll go and find Jeanette. As Zoe forces Jeanette to get the treasure in the cave by tying her to a rope, Alvin and Dave come to her rescue. The island begins to rumble again and Zoe lets go of the rope and Jeanette runs with Dave and Alvin back to the raft. When they reach the log to cross, Dave almost falls.
Alvin and Ian convince Zoe to help save Dave. They then run towards the raft and escape the eruption. While on the raft, Zoe apologizes to Jeanette for kidnapping her and forcing her to get the treasure. As a gift, Jeanette gives Zoe the gold bracelet that Simon had given to her. Alvin reconciles with Dave and they are rescued. The Chipmunks and Chipettes perform at the International Music Awards. Ian also starts a new career as a screenwriter by selling a screenplay about Zoe's story to Hollywood, earning him his wealth back.
In a post-credits scene, the Chipmunks, the Chipettes, and Dave are on a plane heading back home. Alvin is speaking on the pilot's microphone and tricks the passengers into thinking that the plane's destination is set for Timbuktu. He accidentally pushes the food cart, and it hits Dave, leading him to yell, "ALLLLVINNN!!", once more.
- Jason Lee as David "Dave" Seville
- David Cross as Ian Hawke
- Jenny Slate as Zoey
- Andy Buckley as Captain Correlli
- Justin Long as Alvin Seville
- Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon Seville
- Jesse McCartney as Theodore Seville
- Alan Tudyk as Simone
- Christina Applegate as Brittany
- Anna Faris as Jeanette
- Amy Poehler as Eleanor
On October 26, 2010, according to 24 Frames from the Los Angeles Times, Mike Mitchell, the director behind Shrek Forever After, was in negotiations with Fox to direct the new film. The film featured one of Carnival's newest and biggest cruise ships, Carnival Dream. The external shots and interior stateroom suite were filmed during a 7-day Caribbean cruise. The casino, dance club, and dining room were filmed on a set not attempting to match the actual interior of the Carnival Dream cruise ship.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 27, 2012 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The film grossed a total of $133,110,742 in North America, and another $209,584,693 overseas, for a total worldwide gross of $342,695,435. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked made $6.7 million on its opening day, which was lower than the opening day grosses of the original film ($13.3 million) and its sequel ($18.8 million). For its opening weekend, the film ranked at the #2 spot behind Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with $23.2 million, which was less than the opening weekends of the franchise's previous two films, the original film's $44.3 million and its sequel's $48.9 million respectively.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was panned by critics and currently holds a 12% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 77 reviews, with the critical consensus: "Lazy, rote, and grating, Chipwrecked is lowest-common-denominator family entertainment that's strictly for the very, very, very young at heart." The film holds a 24 rating on Metacritic.
Actor David Cross, who plays Ian, has spoken critically of the film, calling it "the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life."
- 2012 BMI Film & TV Awards: Film Music Award for Mark Mothersbaugh (winner)
- 2012 Kids' Choice Awards: Favorite Movie (winner)
- 2012 Teen Choice Awards: Choice Movie Voice for Jesse McCartney (nominated)
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked:|
Music from the Motion Picture
|Soundtrack album by The Chipmunks and The Chipettes|
|Released||November 15, 2011|
|Genre||Pop, rock, hip hop, dance|
42:43 (Album version) |
52:32 (Target Exclusive Limited Edition)
49:45 (Digital Deluxe Edition)
|Producer||Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, Ali Dee Theodore|
|The Chipmunks and The Chipettes chronology|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture is the licensed soundtrack based on the film. It was released on November 15, 2011 by Atlantic Records. Released to US Target stores, a limited edition version of the soundtrack was released containing four exclusive bonus tracks. iTunes and Amazon.com released a deluxe edition available only on digital download containing three bonus tracks.
|13.||"Club Can't Handle Me"||Michael Caren, Tramar Dillard, David Guetta, Carmen Michelle Key, Kasia Livingston, Frederic Riesterer, Giorgio Tuinfort||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||3:57|
|Target Limited Edition Bonus Tracks|
|14.||"Love Train"||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||2:47|
|15.||"Fly"||Stan Frazier, Murphy Karges, Mark McGarth, Rodney Shappard, Joseph "McG" Nichol||The Chipmunks||3:18|
|16.||"Help"||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||2:19|
|17.||"Jungle Boogie"||Ronald Bell, Claydes Eugene Smith, Robert Spike Mickens, Donald Boyce, Richard Westfield, Dennis Ronald Thomas, Robert Earl Bell, George Brown||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||1:22|
|Digital Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks|
|14.||"Hello"||Martin Solveig, Martina Sorbara||The Chipettes||3:07|
|15.||"Holiday"||Rivers Cuomo||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||3:07|
|16.||"We'll Be Alright"||Rob Coombes, Danny Goffey, Phillip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Mick Quinn, Jonathan Yip, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (featuring BASKO)||3:14|
(*) - denotes original song
|U.S. Billboard 200||36|
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart||23|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks:|
|Producer(s)||Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.|
|Series||Alvin and the Chipmunks|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a video game based on the film. It was released for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Xbox 360 on November 15, 2011 in North America and on November 25, 2011 in Europe. Like the previous "Alvin & The Chipmunks" and "Squeakquel" video game adaptations, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman reprised their respective roles.
The game play is similar to that of Ubisoft Games Of Michael Jackson: The Experience The Hip Hop Dance Experience and The Black Eyed Peas Experience games. The player dances on beat with The Chipmunks (or The Chipettes) and earn stars if they performed very well (or "munk-tastic"). The earned stars can then be used to purchase hats, glasses, outfits, and bling for their Chipmunk or Chipette. In Co-Op mode, the player can dance with a partner taking turns dancing on beat with their chosen Munk.
In June 2013, 20th Century Fox announced that a sequel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, would be released on December 11, 2015. On December 18, 2014 however, it was announced for a December 23, 2015 release. On October 14, 2015, the release date was pushed forward to December 18, 2015.
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- Official website
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- Official Soundtrack Website