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This article is about the 2015 television series. For other uses, see Alvin and the Chipmunks (disambiguation).

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks,[4][5] previously known as The Chipmunks and Chipettes,[6] is an Alvin and the Chipmunks television series that was announced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman in the spring of 2010.[7] The series' first premiere was March 30, 2015 on M6 in France[3] with the US premiere August 3, 2015[8] on Nickelodeon. ALVINNN!!! is currently airing in multiple countries.

Overview

The series is currently slated to contain at least 104 11-minute episodes and use high-definition computer generated animation,[6][9] with The Chipmunks and The Chipettes' new looks similar to Alvin's iMunk design.[2][10] Not only are Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman once again providing the voices for the main characters,[2] they include a new, original song in every episode.[1][4]

The series is produced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Sandrine Nguyen, and Boris Hertzog from American Bagdasarian Productions and French OuiDo! Productions (previously named Genao Productions).[11][12][13] OuiDo! Productions was placed with the series' animation and half of its storyboard while Bagdasarian Productions handles all voices for the characters and creation of the original music.[14] PGS Entertainment, an international distributor, secured the media rights to the series outside the US and France in August 2013[4][11] as well as licensing and merchandising rights in May 2014.[15] Nickelodeon acquired the broadcasting rights to the series for airing outside the US (later acquiring rights in August 2015[16]) and Brazil in February 2014 with the commitment for two seasons; 104 episodes total.[9] The series was first introduced to broadcasters at Mipcom in October 2013 and was the second most viewed series at the event.[17] In October 2016 Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions (owners of OuiDo! Productions) announced the confirmation of a third and fourth season.[18]

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks is set in the modern day and focuses on topics such as Dave's issues with modern technology and bullying at school.[14] Others include being embarrassed by one's parents and helping a parent find a date.[2]

Cquote1 Janice has created a show that I feel is the best thing we've ever done. We can’t wait to share it with our fans around the world. Cquote2
— Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.[4]
Cquote1 The new series produced by Bagdasarian Productions and Genao Productions will really surprise people. It's stunning in CGI and the original music is fantastic. Cquote2
— Philippe Soutter, Co-founder and President of PGS Entertainment[1]
Cquote1 It's a different style of animation. My dad created a look in the Sixties and Janice redesigned it beautifully for the Eighties with a very classic look, less stylized, and then redesigned it again for the movies. This is the next iteration; fresh and new but with the essence of the characters, both in look and story. Cquote2
— Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.[14]

Synopsis

The new animated series, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, created by Janice Karman, takes us on a roller coaster ride of music, laughter and stories geared to entertain The Chipmunks' four generations of fans. Presented for the first time in glorious CGI, the series features ground-breaking animation and a new, original Chipmunk song in every episode. The series is an animated version of a prime-time sitcom and reflects the trials and tribulations of a single parent, David Seville, trying to raise six hyper-active Chipmunks. Like most parents, Dave's patience will be pushed to the limit, forcing him to end most sentences in "ALVINNN!!!"[19]

Cast

Media

For a list of ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks episodes, see List of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes

The following are lists of potential episodes and original songs likely to appear in the series as a result of copyright applications submitted by Bagdasarian Productions since 2012.[21] All publicly confirmed (ie. TV listings) episodes and their corresponding songs can be found on the list of all episodes linked above.

This section may contain spoilers. If you wish to continue, click "Expand."

Releases

Country Channel Date Ref
France M6 Mar. 30, 2015 [3]
UK
Ireland
Nick Jr. Apr. 10, 2015 [22]
Pop TV Feb. 1, 2016 [23]
Nicktoons Mar. 5, 2016 [24]
Australia
New Zealand
Nick Jr. May 4, 2015 [25]
Africa Nicktoons [26]
Singapore
Philippines
Nickelodeon May 8, 2015 [27]
Spain Nickelodeon May 11, 2015 [28]
Portugal Nickelodeon [29]
Indonesia
Malaysia
Nickelodeon May 15, 2015 [27]
Italy Nick Jr. May 18, 2015 [30]
K2 Jun. 12, 2015 [31]
Russia Nickelodeon May 29, 2015 [32]
Brazil Gloob Jun. 15, 2015 [33]
Belgium Nickelodeon [34]
Latin America Nickelodeon [35]
Denmark Nickelodeon [36]
Netherlands Nickelodeon [37]
Norway Nickelodeon [38]
Sweden Nickelodeon [39]
Poland Nickelodeon [40]
PULS 2 Aug. 31, 2015 [41]
Germany Super RTL Jun. 26, 2015 [42]
United States Nickelodeon Aug. 3, 2015 [43]
Canada Teletoon Sept. 9, 2015 [44]
Ukraine TET Sept. 10, 2016 [45]

Trivia

  • The premiere episodes were watched by more than 2.26 million viewers in the US.[46]
  • This is the first Alvin and the Chipmunks series to air on television in 20 years.
  • This is the first Alvin and the Chipmunks series to not air on any of the major broadcasting networks.

Theme Song/Credits

Videos

Official Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Press Release, Virtualpressoffice.com, Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Alvin and the Chipmunks': PGS Entertainment Takes Global Rights to New TV Series, Hollywoodreporter.com, Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alvinnn !!! et les Chipmunks : le nouveau réveil-matin de M6, Toutelatele.com, Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 PGS to Rep New Alvin and The Chipmunks Series, Worldscreen.com, Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  5. US Trademarks Index, Uspto.gov, Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Genao to revives ‘Chipmunks,’ ‘Xiaolin’, Variety.com, Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  7. Interview with Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman, Youtube.com, Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  8. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, Tvschedule.zap2it.com, Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Nickelodeon Acquires ‘Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks’, Variety.com, Retrieved 2014-02-24.
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  15. Press Release, Virtualpressoffice.com, Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  16. Nickelodeon Picks Up U.S. Rights to ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’, Variety.com, Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  17. PGS’ ‘LadyBug’ and ‘Alvin’ Most Popular Toons at MIP Junior, Animationmagazine.net, Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  18. Broadcasters Commision Seasons 3 & 4 of ‘Alvinnn!!!’, Animationmagazine.net, Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  19. PGS Entertainment, Pgsentertainment.com, Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  20. ALVINNN!!! Voices, Facebook.com, Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  21. United States Copyright Office, Cocatalog.loc.gov, Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  22. BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTION’S FAMOUS CHIPMUNKS MAKE A PITCH PERFECT DEBUT ON NICK JR. IN NEW SERIES ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Vimn.com, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  23. ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Popfun.co.uk, Retrieved 2016-03-06.
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  25. Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand To Premiere "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks" On Monday 4th May 2015, Nickalive.blogspot.com, Retrieved 2015-04-16.
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  29. "ALVINNN!!! e os Esquilos" chegam dia 11 de maio, Nickelodeon.pt, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  30. ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Nickjr.it, Retrieved 2015-04-30.
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  32. NickelodeonRussia, Facebook.com, Retrieved 2015-05-25.
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  35. Alvin y Las Ardillas: Estreno en junio por Nickelodeon, Anmtvla.com, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
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  38. ALVINNN!!! OG GJENGEN, Nickelodeon.no, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  39. ALVIN!!! OCH GäNGET, Nickelodeon.se, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  40. Ramówki na czerwiec – Nickelodeon, Tvlider.pl, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  41. Premiera animacji „Alvinnn!!! i Wiewiórki” 31 sierpnia tylko w PULS 2! Satinfo24.pl, Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  42. "Alvinnn!!! und die Chipmunks": Super RTL zeigt CGI-Neuauflage ab Ende Juni, Wunschliste.de, Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  43. ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Nick.com, Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  44. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, Teletoon.com, Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  45. Елвін і бурундуки, Tet.tv, Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  46. Top 100 Monday Cable Originals: 8.3.2015 Showbuzzdaily.com, Retrieved 2015-08-05.

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