Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Road Chip
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWalt Becker
Written by
Produced by
Edited byRyan Folsey
Music byMark Mothersbaugh[3]
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
Running time
86 minutes[4]
CountryUnited States

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is an upcoming American road-adventure family caper comedy film directed by Walt Becker and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Adam Sztykiel. The fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series, it stars Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Bella Thorne with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. It is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015, by 20th Century Fox.


The Chipmunks learn that Dave is planning to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and they come to believe that he will get rid of them afterwards.[5] In an attempt to stop him, they go on a road trip, with a time limit of only three days.


Voice cast


In June 2013, 20th Century Fox announced that a fourth installment, Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, would be released on December 11, 2015.[11] In August 2014, Randi Mayem Singer signed on to write the fourth installment.[12] On December 18, 2014, it was announced that Walt Becker signed on to direct and that the film would be released on December 23, 2015. It was also announced that the film would be titled Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.[13] In February 2015, Tony Hale joined the cast.[7] On March 10, 2015, Kimberly Williams-Paisley joined the cast.[6] On March 23, 2015, it was confirmed that Bella Thorne had joined the cast.[8] Principal photography began on March 16, 2015, and ended on May 20, 2015.[14][15]


Mark Mothersbaugh, who previously scored Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, is returning to score this film.[3]



Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the licensed soundtrack based on the film. It was released on December 11, 2015 by Republic Records.

No.TitlePerforming Artist(s)Length
1."Juicy Wiggle (Munk Remix)"Redfoo (featuring The Chipmunks)3:50
2."Conga"The Chipmunks3:16
3."Oh My Love"The Score3:37
4."South Side"The Chipmunks2:27
5."Iko Iko"The Chipmunks2:00
6."Uptown Funk"The Chipmunks4:30
8."Turn Down for What"The Chipmunks3:34
9."Home"The Chipmunks and The Chipettes3:04
Total length:29:55


Box office

In the United States and Canada, because The Road Chip will be released alongside the much awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens, box office analysts believe the opening figures could be hurt by the latter.[16] It will open across an estimated 3,600 theaters and is projected to gross around $12 million in its opening weekend.[16]

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 17%, based on 6 reviews, with an average rating of 4.4/10.[17] Metacritic reports a 28 out of 100 rating based on 9 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[18]


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