Hoping for an Alvin and the Chipmunks-free 2015? Well, tough. In accordance with ancient prophecy (and Cartoon Brew), 2015 will see the debut of a brand new CG TV show featuring the brothers Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, currently known by the working title ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks.
Seeing a gap in the market where more Chipmunk hi-jinks could be implausibly squeezed, show-creators Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and his wife Janice Karman have been working on the TV show since 2010, when it was known as The Chipmunks and Chipettes. If ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks follows the same lines as predecessor The Chipmunks and Chipettes, it would seem that there will be a much-needed expansion of the cast, leading to interesting love triangles, botched drug deals, and maybe a murder or two.
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Given that the movies proved incredibly popular with the public-at-large, if not the critics necessarily, it would seem that the time is right for a new Chipmunks TV project. The brothers chipmunk haven’t been in an original series in a regular TV slot for nigh on 25 years, meaning that generation familiar with the old series will no doubt be able to bring new blood to the viewership. The cycle of Chipmunk fandom will then be able to continue for thousands of years, or at least as long as the series will last.
The show will be produced by Bagdasarian Productions and French production studio Genao Productions, and distributed worldwide (except US and France) by PGS Entertainment. It will launch at MIPCOM in the Autumn, and the show’s creators will be at Cannes to promote it next year.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited by the idea of ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks? Why do you fear change? Let us know below.