“‘This spring, the Chipmunks get vaginas.'” Alvin & The Chipmunks has made almost $200 million in the international box office, sparking big talk of a sequel. This time around, The Chipettes, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore femme counterparts, could get a starring role of their own. Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor were first introduced to audiences as a girl group of singing Chipmunks who gave Alvin and a gang a run for their money. But if you watched Alvin & The Chipmunks during NBC’s Saturday Morning Cartoon in the 1980’s (Like I did), The Chipettes require no introduction.
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“There has been a lot of talk about it,” revealed Janice Karman, one of the film’s producers. “A lot of people have been asking about the little girls.”
For those unfamiliar with the various incarnations of Dave Seville and his squeaky-voiced sidekicks, the Chipettes are a group of female chipmunks named Now, as the team behind “Alvin” begin planning the sequel, their thoughts keep returning to the little girlfriends that were voiced by Karman.
“We’re hoping that there are all sorts of new things going on; we loved doing this movie, and we love the new look of it,” agreed Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., son of the legendary Chipmunk creator and producer on the movies. “We just want to take the chipmunks where no other chipmunk has ever gone before.”
To some, the Chipettes’ appearances on Alvin’s Eighties TV show represented equality for little girls; to others, they were the lame equivalent of Star Wars’ Ewoks or Cousin Oliver from “The Brady Bunch.” The stars of the new film, however, insisted that they’re eager to get their characters some chipmunk lovin’.