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The first official vocal appearance of Alvin and the Chipmunks was their three-time Grammy award-winning single "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" in 1958. Driven by the success of this hit, Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. created The Alvin Show, The Chipmunks' first television series, in 1961 and the group's first solo album, The Alvin Show. After his death in 1972, his son, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., relit the franchise in 1980 with the album Chipmunk Punk. Seeing an opportunity to continue his father's legacy, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and his wife, Janice Karman, launched the 80s Chipmunks with the TV series Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipmunks, and The Chipmunks Go to the Movies, lasting eight seasons total. They would also create The Chipettes in 1983 and release the first animated feature film, The Chipmunk Adventure, in 1987. In 2007, the franchise entered into a second revival which began with the release of the group's third platinum album, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and the start of the CG Chipmunks. The CGI/live-action films Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakquel, and Chipwrecked together opened the door for the creation of a new TV series, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, and a fourth CGI/live-action film, The Road Chip, in 2015.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: School's Out for Summer is a 1994 VHS comprised of the Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes Alvin's Summer Job and Thinking Cap Trap. In the 1988 episode Alvin's Summer Job, Alvin, wanting to buy a new toy, sets out to find a summer job and finds himself helping a zookeeper save the zoo by raising money to make much needed repairs. In the 1989 episode Thinking Cap Trap, Simon invents a device to boost his family's IQ; after he signs them up to appear on his favorite game show, he loses the cap and the Sevilles find themselves in trouble completing without it. The VHS, as part of the Video Audio Fun Pack, also contained a cassette album comprised of eight tracks total, seven of which were re-released from previous albums. These songs include "Freedom," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Surfin' U.S.A.," and the debut of the album's title track, "School's Out For Summer," which boasts about the joys of being free from school that most students will surely relate to.
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