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Vinny in the cartoon

Vinny is Alvin, Simon and Theodore's birth mother. The Chipmunks found her after days of searching. Alvin gets upset because he didn't understand why she abandoned them. Their mother explains on why that the year she abandoned them there was a horrible winter (in "The Chipmunk Story" it was snowing) and all of the animals in the forest were forced to leave their homes. She realized that her boys wouldn't survive the journey if she brought them with her, so she decided to leave them with a nice man who was always kind to the forest animals, David Seville. She told them that when spring came, she would finally return to get them but she saw how happy they were with Dave, and thought they would be better off with him.

Eventually, Alvin forgives his mother, and they all part ways on a good note, promising to keep in touch.



Vinny is a kind, good natured chipmunk. She was born sometime before the start of the ch

Vinny as she appeared in "Vinny's Visit".

ipmunks series, to unknown parents. It is possible that Grandpa, from the easter special "The Easter Chipmunk", is her father. It is unknown how old she is, though she is obviously old enough to have children and to live on her own. Her 'husband', the chipmunks biological father, has never been seen, mentioned, or referenced. Vinny lives alone in the woods, in a house made out of a hollowed out tree. She appears to have a some what more "wild" mind set than her boys, as she seems to be like a fish out of water when she comes to visit the boys in the city. She wears blue dresses and has green eyes. She is also shown to wear glasses, like Simon, although it does not appear that she needs them like he does. Vinny also wears a locket around her neck. Inside it is a photo of Alvin, Simon and Theodore as babies. She has a beautiful singing voice, a hint at where the boys' talent came from, and the only song she has sung by herself is named after her. It is a lullaby she made up for the boys and is called "Vinny's Lullaby". She is protective of her children and has defended them from a wild boar. Her favorite soup is acorn soup.


A Chipmunk Reunion

Vinny's Visit

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It was possible that she would make her first CGI appearance in the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie but she has not appeared in any CGI movies and has not been confirmed to appear in any in the future. It was said by Simon that chipmunks only care for their young for a week, and Alvin also states that their parents were hippies and left early to join a commune, this could mean that Vinny may not have the same personality as she does in the the cartoon version, however it isn't confirmed that what Alvin and Simon have stated is true or not.

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