Alvin, Simon and Theodore, find their tree cut down and sent to Los Angeles. Once there they meet David Seville, a song writer who is having a hard time getting any of his songs recorded and sold. The Chipmunks do not leave a good first impression as they make a total mess of David's house but it's when he tossed them out that he discovers the trio have singing talents. So together they strike a deal and before long they are after hit record after hit record. But trouble is never far away and this it's the greedy record executive that is looking to steal the gang from David and cash in big on their success. Now the gang and David will be put to the test to try and find the right reasons why they were such a great team before it's too late.
Just like Garfield(2004), Alvin combines live actors and computer graphics to tell it's story which isn't anything original but it at least worked enough to keep the movie entertaining. The cast keeps the movie fresh and entertaining as including it's lead, Jason Lee as David, the mix of cgi works well but that's no surprise. First off this is a kid's film and they will most likely demand multiple viewings from this one but this will have appeal for adults as well, for one thing many of us grew up watching Alvin and secondly they film is written well enough not to be a bore to parents. So I felt this was a nice kid's movie and one the entire family can enjoy together. There was some very funny parts and the cast was excellent making this a must own family film that will provide hours of entertainment. The DVD comes packed with Special Features that include:
The Alvin and the Chipmunks DVD release is presented on a flipper disc featuring both full screen (1.31:1 aspect ratio) and widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles.
DVD bonus features will include:
Chip-Chip-Hooray! Chipmunk History featurette
Hitting the Harmony featurette
Inside Look at Dr. Seussí Horton Hears a Who!
Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****