The kids and I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip yesterday. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. I think this is the fourth one in the series, and it’s been about four years since the third film. We’ve seen the first three movies and this one is similar in the sense that it’s a silly story that is funny and full of fun songs (unless you don’t like the high-pitched voices of the chipmunks). I think most kids and their parents will enjoy The Road Chip. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.
The Fourth in the Series
As I mentioned previously, The Road Chip is the fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. You don’t need to see the first three films to understand what’s going on. Basically the stories are about three chipmunks who can sing. But they also cause a lot of trouble for their guardian, Dave. In the first film, the three singing chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, Theodore) move into the city when the tree they were living in is chopped down and shipped to Los Angles. In the second film, we are introduced to the Chipettes (Brittany, Jeanette, Eleanor). In the third installment, the gang go on a cruise and then get shipwrecked on an island. BTW, you can catch up by watching The Story So Far feature on the DVD and Blu-ray.
The Road Chip
In the fourth movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore think Dave is going to propose to his girlfriend when they go to Miami. The three chipmunks are against the marriage, but they are left behind in LA. So they decide to take a road trip to Miami to stop the marriage. Naturally, because they are the Alvin and the Chipmunks, they get into all sorts of trouble along the way. BTW, their nemesis in this story is Agent Suggs. He’s out to get the chipmunks because he blames them for the break-up with his girlfriend.
The DVD includes the 93-minute animated film in DVD and digital HD format. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray include the following extra features:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Story So Far
- Cue the Chipmunks: The Great Big Chipmunks Music Finale (Blu-ray only)
- Our Furry Planet (Blu-ray only)
- Alvinisms (Blu-ray only)
- WETA and the Chipmunks: Animators’ Reference Reel (Blu-ray only)
- Munk Rock (Blu-ray only)
- RedFoo “Squeaky Wiggle” Dance Instructional (Blu-ray only)
- After the Party: A Munkumentary (Blu-ray only)
- Ultimate Playlist
- Music Machine (Juicy Wiggle, South Side, Iko Iko, When the Saints Go Marching In/Uptown Funk, Home, Funkytown, I Love Rock N Roll, Get You Goin’, Hot N Cold, Real Wild Child, Born This Way/Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now/Firework)
- Music Videos with optional Sing-Along, (Shake Your Groove Thing, Vacation, Bad Romance)
- Lyric Videos (Juicy Wiggle, Uptown Munk, Wreck the Halls, Pizza Toots, I Want Chipmunks for Christmas)
Amy Poehler is Gone
The cast is same for the four main characters: Jason Lee (Dave), Justin Long (Alvin), Matthew Gray (Simon), and Jesse McCartney (Theodore). However, Kaley Cuoco replaced Amy Poehler as the voice of Eleanor. Other cast members include Christina Applegate (Brittany), Anna Faris (Jeanette), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Samantha), Josh Green (Miles), Tony Hale (Agent Suggs), Bella Thorne (Ashley Grey), Eddie Steeples (Barry), Jose D. Xuconoxtli Jr. (party cop), Keith Arthur Bolden (party cop), and Joshua Mikel (Wyatt the pizza guy). Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip was directed by Walt Becker.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is rated PG for some mild rude humor.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Synopsis
Everyone’s favorite singing pop stars, the Chipmunks, are back as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 15, 2016. Alvin, Simon and Theodore race to Miami on a wild road trip, but their jaunt soon takes a nutty detour, leading to hilarious hijinks and music-packed adventures across the country. The Ultimate Playlist is featured on both Blu-ray and DVD so you can MUNK OUT to all the top hits from all the Alvin and The Chipmunks movies!
[Disclosure: I received the Alvin and the Chipmunks DVD (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) for review on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]