Alvin and the Chipmunks Consumerized kiddie flicks like The Cat in the Hat leech the soul out of children's classics. There's a reason that doesn't happen with Alvin and… Alvin and the Chipmunks Consumerized kiddie flicks like The Cat in the Hat leech the soul out of children's classics. There's a reason that doesn't happen with Alvin and… 2007-12-14 PG PT90M Animation Comedy Kids and Family Jason Lee David Cross Justin Long Jesse McCartney 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
Alvin and the Chipmunks | COUP DE SEVILLE Alvin, Simon, and Theodore sing for their supper in Alvin and the Chipmunks
COUP DE SEVILLE Alvin, Simon, and Theodore sing for their supper in Alvin and the Chipmunks

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Details Release Date: Dec 14, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Jason Lee; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Consumerized kiddie flicks like The Cat in the Hat leech the soul out of children's classics. There's a reason that doesn't happen with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Those babyish sped-up voices are really all there is to them. It's cutesy-funny-adorable to hear Alvin, Simon, and Theodore do chimed choruses of ''Bad Day'' and ''Funkytown.'' But once the amiable Dave (Jason Lee) lands them a record deal, an evil mogul turns them into massified robo-pop drones — and so, unfortunately, does the movie. C+

Originally posted Dec 26, 2007 Published in issue #973 Jan 11, 2008 Order article reprints