|Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked|
|Directed by||Mike Mitchell|
|Written by||Jonathan Aibel|
|Based on||Alvin and the Chipmunks|
by Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
by Janice Karman
|Produced by||Janice Karman|
Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
|Cinematography||Thomas E. Ackerman|
|Edited by||Peter Amundson|
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$342.7 million|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a 2011 American live action/computer animated musical-family-comedy-adventure film directed by Mike Mitchell. It is the third film starring Alvin and the Chipmunks following the 2009 film The Squeakquel, and the first. The film's main cast includes: Jason Lee, David Cross and Jenny Slate. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, and Christina Applegate return as the Chipmunks and Chipettes, respectively. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises and Bagdasarian Company, the film was released on December 16, 2011 and grossed $343 million on an $80 million budget, to even worse reviews than the previous films. A fourth film, The Road Chip, was released on December 18, 2015.
Two years after the events of the previous film, Dave, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes go on a cruise ship heading for the International Music Awards. Both groups end up creating trouble; culminating in Dave having dinner with the captain to apologize for the trouble. He tells them to stay in their room, only for all of them (except Theodore) to escape to the casinos. Dave discovers his former supervisor; Ian Hawke is working as the ship's safety monitor dressed as a pelican, and is out to inform the captain if the Chipmunks and Chipettes cause more problems. The next day, Alvin decides to go para-sailing on a kite but the kite flies away with him and the other Chipmunks. Dave goes on a hang-glider to try to find them but Ian attempts to stop him, which results in them both ending up in the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, the Chipmunks find an island and they sleep for the night. Dave enlists Ian's help to find the same island and begin looking for the Chipmunks. The next morning the Chipmunks go and find food and while doing so, an island castaway named Zoe shows up and sees the chipmunks for the first time. They then go to Zoe's tree house where Eleanor sprains her ankle and Simon gets bitten by a spider; its side effects including personality changes and loss of inhibition.
The morning after, everyone observes Simon's personality changed where he thinks he's a French adventurous chipmunk named "Simon(e)". "Simone" becomes attracted to Jeanette but does not take as kindly to Alvin and Brittany. Later, Zoe takes "Simone", Jeanette, Eleanor and Theodore to a lake with a waterfall and "Simone" finds a cave. He returns with a gold bracelet which he gives to Jeanette as a crown. Brittany and Alvin see an active volcano the next day and they decide that they have to leave the island with the others. Theodore and "Simone" find Dave and Ian and they go to meet with the other chipmunks. They all begin to prepare a raft to get them off the island and everyone is assigned a job. When Jeanette and "Simone" go and look for food, "Simone" is knocked unconscious and Jeanette is kidnapped; "Simone" reverts to Simon afterwards.
Everyone finds Simon awake and he cannot remember anything since the bite. They discover that Zoe has taken Jeanette and they head towards the waterfall. When they approached the tree log to cross, Dave and Alvin decide to go and find Jeanette. As Zoe forces Jeanette to get the treasure in the cave by tying her to a rope, she reveals that she was never a castaway, but came to the island intentionally to find the treasure, but due to the effects of living alone on the island for ten years, she has gone mentally insane and is ruthlessly willing to find the treasure at all costs. Alvin and Dave come to her rescue. The island begins to rumble again and Zoe lets go of the rope and Jeanette runs with Dave and Alvin back to the raft. When they reach the log to cross, Dave almost falls.
Alvin and a reformed Ian convince Zoe to help save Dave. They then run towards the raft and escape the eruption. While on the raft, Zoe apologizes to Jeanette for kidnapping her and forcing her to get the treasure. As a gift, Jeanette gives Zoe the gold bracelet that Simon had given to her. Alvin reconciles with Dave and they are rescued. The Chipmunks and Chipettes perform at the International Music Awards. Ian also starts a new career as a screenwriter by selling a screenplay about Zoe's story to Hollywood, earning him his wealth back and making Zoe famous.
On October 26, 2010, according to 24 Frames from the Los Angeles Times, Mike Mitchell, the director behind Shrek Forever After, was in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to direct the new film. The film featured one of Carnival's newest and biggest cruise ships, Carnival Dream. The external shots and interior stateroom suite were filmed during a 7-day Caribbean cruise. The casino, dance club, and dining room were filmed on a set not attempting to match the actual interior of the Carnival Dream cruise ship.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was released in the U.S. on December 16, 2011, and was the first and only live-action/CGI Chipmunks film to be rated G by the MPAA.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 27, 2012 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The film grossed a total of $133,110,742 in North America, and another $209,584,693 internationally, for a total worldwide gross of $342,695,435. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked made $6.7 million on its opening day, which was lower than the opening day grosses of the original film ($13.3 million) and its sequel ($18.8 million). For its opening weekend, the film ranked at the #2 spot behind Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with $23.2 million, which was less than the opening weekends of the franchise's previous two films, the original film's $44.3 million and its sequel's $48.9 million respectively.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 12% based on 82 reviews and an average rating of 3.51/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Lazy, rote, and grating, Chipwrecked is lowest-common-denominator family entertainment that's strictly for the very, very, very young at heart." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 24 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
John Anderson of Variety wrote: "As impressive as the CG elements are in 'Chipwrecked,' they're a mixed blessing: The more lifelike the techies make the critters—Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Theodore (Jesse McCartney) and Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) —the more we're reminded they're rodents." Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter called it "Every bit as frantic, frenetic, groan-inducing and all around grating as its two predecessors."
David Cross, who played Ian in this film and the previous two installments, has spoken critically of making the film, calling it "the most miserable experience I ever had in my professional life". He had no problems with the other actors or director, but said there were a couple of people who made it an awful experience.
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||November 15, 2011|
|Genre||Pop, rock, hip hop, dance|
|Length||42:43 (album version) |
52:32 (Target exclusive limited edition)
49:45 (digital deluxe edition)
|Producer||Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Ali Dee Theodore|
|The Chipmunks and The Chipettes chronology|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture is the licensed soundtrack based on the film. It was released on November 15, 2011 by Atlantic Records. Released to US Target stores, a limited edition version of the soundtrack was released containing four exclusive bonus tracks. iTunes and Amazon.com released a deluxe edition available only on digital download containing three bonus tracks.
|1.||"Party Rock Anthem"||Peter Schroeder, Davide Jamahl Listenbee, Stefan Gordy, Skyler Gordy||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||4:14|
|2.||"Bad Romance"||Nadir Khayat, Stefani Germanotta||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||4:27|
|3.||"Trouble"||Alecia Moore, Tim Armstrong||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||3:08|
|4.||"Whip My Hair"||Ronald Jackson, Janae Ratliff||The Chipettes||2:31|
|5.||"Vacation"||Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Jane M. Wiedlin||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (featuring Basko)||2:59|
|6.||"We Have Arrived (*)"||Ali Theodore, Michael Klein, Rachel Rickert, Julian Davis||RAE (featuring Classic)||3:22|
|7.||"Say Hey (I Love You)"||Michael Franti, Carl Rogers Young||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (featuring Nomadik)||3:01|
|8.||"Real Wild Child"||Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan, Dave Owens||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (featuring Nomadik)||2:43|
|9.||"S.O.S."||J.R. Rotem, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Ed Cobb||The Chipettes||2:52|
|10.||"We No Speak Americano/Conga"||Nicola Selerno, Renato Carosone, Enrique Garcia||The Chipettes (featuring Barnetta DaFonseca)||2:38|
|11.||"Survivor"||Beyoncé Knowles, Anthony Dent, Matthew Knowles||The Chipettes||3:59|
|12.||"Born This Way/Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now/Firework"||Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair, Jeppe Laursen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Jerry Cohen, Esther Dean, Mikkel Eriksen, Tom Hermansen, Katy Perry, Sandy Julien Wilhelm||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||2:47|
|13.||"Club Can't Handle Me"||Michael Caren, Tramar Dillard, David Guetta, Carmen Michelle Key, Kasia Livingston, Frederic Riesterer, Giorgio Tuinfort||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||3:57|
|14.||"Love Train"||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||2:47|
|15.||"Fly"||Stan Frazier, Murphy Karges, Mark McGarth, Rodney Shappard, Joseph "McG" Nichol||The Chipmunks||3:18|
|16.||"Help"||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||2:19|
|17.||"Jungle Boogie"||Ronald Bell, Claydes Eugene Smith, Robert Spike Mickens, Donald Boyce, Richard Westfield, Dennis Ronald Thomas, Robert Earl Bell, George Brown||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||1:22|
|14.||"Hello"||Martin Solveig, Martina Sorbara||The Chipettes||3:07|
|15.||"Holiday"||Rivers Cuomo||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes||3:07|
|16.||"We'll Be Alright"||Rob Coombes, Danny Goffey, Phillip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Mick Quinn, Jonathan Yip, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves||The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (featuring Basko)||3:14|
Chipwrecked - Queensberry Chipwrecked - Queensberry (feat. The Chipmunks) (*) - denotes original song
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: |
|Series||Alvin and the Chipmunks|
|Platform(s)||DS, Wii, Xbox 360|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a video game based on the film. It was released for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Xbox 360 on November 15, 2011 in North America and on November 25, 2011 in Europe. Like the previous "Alvin & The Chipmunks" and "Squeakquel" video game adaptations, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman reprised their respective roles.
Main article: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
In June 2013, 20th Century Fox announced that a sequel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, would be released on December 11, 2015. On December 18, 2014 however, it was announced for a December 23, 2015 release. On October 14, 2015, the release date was pushed forward to December 18, 2015.
the audience was 54 percent female and 53 percent under the age of 25. The movie earned a "B+" CinemaScore.
Those who saw the movie this weekend -- 53% of whom were under the age of 25 -- gave the film an average grade of B+.
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