|The Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipettes|
Written by Jason Flick
January 8, 2009
For a while now I have been reviewing the numerous Chipmunk DVDs that have been found their way to my desk here at GCM. Part of that reason is because of my undying love for cartoons of old and the other reason is that this is the unofficial year of the Munk. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Chipmunks creation by Ross Sr. and now we all get to relieve the animated series that I, and the rest of the 80’s, remember.
For the past several DVD releases, the main focus has always been on the Boy Trio, but the newest DVD turns it attention to their female counterparts, The Chipettes. The Chipettes came to be in the 2nd episode of the Chipmunks back in 1983. Ever since then these two trios have battling it out and joining forces. So sit back will I review The Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipettes on DVD.
The Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipettes features 6 episodes from various seasons of the show. This 6 episode disc captures some of the best episodes of the Chipettes at their best. Starting with my favorite episode “May the Best Chipmunk Win”, the Chipettes start at the Chipmunks school. Brittany wants to fit in so she under Alvin’s suggestion to “think big” decides to run for school president. Little does she know that Alvin is running too, so when the two find out hilarity ensues as the two try to win over the student body.
One of the other episodes that I also liked is entitled “My Fair Chipette.” In this episode Alvin makes a bet with Brittany that he can make anyone a beauty pageant winner. For those of you who haven’t recognized the plot it is a spoof of the 1964 film My Fair Lady. Well anyways the “lucky” girl that Alvin must work with is Brittany’s bookworm sister Jeanette. The question remains though. Can Alvin and Jeanette pull it off? You’ll have to watch the DVD to find out.
The rest of this 6 episode disc features the episodes “Operation Theodore”, “Sisters”, “The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth” and “Tell It to the Judge.” I personally like all 6 of the episodes on this single disc set but the ones I explained are definitely my favorites.