You may not believe this, I know I didn’t, but Alvin and the Chipmunks is huge. So huge in fact, that it’s about to pass the $200 million box-office mark, and lately that’s saying a lot. According to MTV’s Movie Blog, it’s not only on track to become the most family movie of 2007, but also is already the highest-grossing talking animal/live-action cartoon adaptation ever. EVER. This is the Chipmunks we’re talking about. Yet people flocked to it! So what does success of this magnitude mean for the little fellows? The answer, it seems, is girlfriends!
Yup, the sequel to Alvin and the Chipmunks will more than likely contain those little darlings, the Chipettes. For those who didn’t follow cartoons just for the female characters (She Ra kicks so much more butt than He-Man), the Chipettes consisted of Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor, each of which was involved with one of the Chipmunks (though the major sparks existed between Brittney and Alvin, of course). Some thought of the addition of the Chipettes to the show as too much of a ploy to extend the show’s life, however for little girls they were a fantastic reason to watch it. So, it stands to reason that adding the Chipettes to a sequel would increase the appeal of the movie in just the same way, right? Well the producers of the original movie seem to agree.
“There has been a lot of talk about it,” revealed Janice Karman, one of the film’s producers and the original voice of the Chipettes. “A lot of people have been asking about the little girls.”
“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 Chipmunk creator and producer on the movies. “We just want to take the chipmunks where no other chipmunk has ever gone before.”
So, while there’s no official word yet on whether the Chipmunks will actually get to have moonlight and music and love and romance, things sure do look promising for them.