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Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks Titlecard
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 100 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 96 11 min. episodes
4 22 min. episodes
Production
company(s)
Bagdasarian Productions
Ruby-Spears Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Rating TV-Y
Original run Sept. 17, 1983 – Oct. 31, 1987
Chronology
Preceded by The Alvin Show
Followed by The Chipmunks

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

Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series to feature the singing characters the Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Productions from 1983-1987 on NBC, and was based on 1961-62's The Alvin Show and musical career previously started in 1958. The show introduced The Chipettes, three female versions of The Chipmunks with their own human counterpart, Miss Beatrice Miller (who joined the cast in 1986).

In 1987, during the show's fifth season, the Chipmunks' only animated feature film, The Chipmunk Adventure, was released to theaters by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. The film was directed by Janice Karman and featured the Chipmunks and Chipettes in a contest traveling around the world.

In 1988, the show was renamed as just The Chipmunks due to the fact that the Chipettes were becoming a common sight on the show.

The series was much more successful than The Alvin Show, which was cancelled after one season (at that time, TV series would often end at one or two seasons). The 8 seasons this version ran was also much longer than most Saturday morning cartoons of the era; which often ran one or two seasons.

Episodes

For a list of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes, see List of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes.

Cast

Other voices

  • Booker Bradshaw
  • Johnny Brown
  • Arthur Burghardt
  • Ruth Buzzi
  • Cathy Cavadini
  • Henry Corden
  • Julie Dees
  • Alan Dinehart
  • Walker Edmiston
  • Al Fann
  • Ron Fineberg
  • June Foray
  • Johnny Haymer
  • Stan Jones
  • Barry Livingston

Trivia

  • The theme song says "It's been awhile, but we're back with style." Alvin and the Chipmunks was the first Chipmunk cartoon since The Alvin Show over twenty years prior.

Theme Song

Alvin And The Chipmunks Theme Song01:03

Alvin And The Chipmunks Theme Song

Alvin and the Chipmunks - Ending (1985)00:26

Alvin and the Chipmunks - Ending (1985)

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