Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakquel Edit
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel|
|Directed by||Betty Thomas|
|Produced by||Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.|
|Written by||Janice Karman|
|Music by||David Newman|
|Cinematography||Anthony B. Richmond|
|Editing by||Matt Friedman|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release date(s)||December 23, 2009 (2009-12-23)|
|Running time||88 minutes|
|Preceded by||Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)|
|Followed by||Alvin and the Chipmunks 3-D (2011)|
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is an American 2009 live-action/CGI comedy film and sequel to Alvin and the Chipmunks starring Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, Anjelah Johnson, Wendie Malick, and David Cross. The film also stars the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, and Amy Poehler.
The film features Alvin and the Chipmunks and their female counterparts, The Chipettes. It was directed by Betty Thomas, written by Jon Vitti and Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, and distributed by 20th Century Fox, and produced by Regency Enterprises and Bagdasarian Productions. It was originally scheduled to open on March 19, 2010, but it was moved up to a December 23, 2009, release instead.
After the accident, Dave is rushed to the hospital. Even though he survives, he must stay to recuperate, leaving his Aunt Jackie to look after the Chipmunks, while arrangements are also made for them to go to school.
Arriving at the L.A. airport, the Chipmunks meet up with Jackie, who introduces her grandson, Toby Seville (Zachary Levi), who has an obsession with video games. After Jackie falls down a staircase and a luggage trolley crashes into her, she, too, is sent to a hospital, leaving Toby in charge.
Meanwhile, Ian Hawke (David Cross), now unemployed, lives in the basement of JETT Records. A FedEx truck comes around the corner, and a package falls out. Three singing female chipmunks, Brittany (Christina Applegate), Jeanette (Anna Faris) and Eleanor (Amy Poehler), who call themselves the Chipettes, emerge from the package and introduce themselves to Ian. Brittany says that, since Ian made the Chipmunks stars, they want to be stars, too. To prove their talent, they sing "Put Your Records On," and Ian hires them.
During their first day at school, Alvin, Simon and Theodore catch the attention of the females in their class. The jocks grow jealous, physically bullying them and resulting in all parties being sent to the Principal's Office. There, they discover that the Principal, Dr. Rubin, is a huge fan of the Chipmunks. She consequently asks the Chipmunks to save the school’s music program by representing their school in the Battle of the Bands in lieu of being suspended for fighting. The Chipmunks immediately accept the offer. Meanwhile, when Ian receives his daily newspaper, he is shocked to find the Chipmunks on the front page. After he reads the story, he quickly sends the Chipettes to school.
Tension between Alvin and Simon develops as Alvin begins socializing with the jocks of the school. However, the one who is most affected is Theodore, who believes he is losing his brothers because they are fighting all the time.
When the Chipmunks meet the Chipettes, they gain crushes on their counterparts, but are soon forced to have a rivalry after discovering that they are with Ian. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes compete against each other in the Battle of the Bands. During lunchtime, Alvin meets up with Brittany, sharing a slight romantic moment with her until he warns her about Ian’s past. Not believing him, Brittany leaves. Soon after, Alvin helps the school to win in a football game.
At the concert, the Chipettes sing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Ian videotapes the Chipettes performance and posts it on YouTube, along with his phone number. Later, when the Chipmunks have to sing, Alvin fails to show up as he was hanging out with the jocks. This causes Simon and Theodore to forfeit the contest, as they can't sing without Alvin. After the singing, Simon and Theodore said that they cannot sing without Alvin, and they withdraw. Soon after, the Chipettes win the competition. When Alvin finally reaches on-scene, he finds the school closed and is ignored by his brothers at home. Later, Theodore runs away, leaving a letter in the refrigerator to explain his actions. He escapes to the zoo, where he accidentally winds up in the Birds of Prey exhibition. Alvin, Simon and Toby arrive just in time to save him and the four of them make amends with each other.
Soon, the Chipettes are hired as the opening act at a Britney Spears concert at the Staples Center. Unfortunately, the concert is on the same night as the school contest, so Ian decides to blow off the battle and make the Chipettes perform at the concert. However, Jeanette confronts Ian, telling him that they want to go to the school contest. Ian refuses and orders Brittany to sing alone at the concert on stage, with Jeanette and Eleanor acting as back-up. When she refuses, he threatens to send them to a barbecue restaurant.
At the school, the contest is approaching. Alvin gets a phone call from Brittany, saying that she and her sisters have been imprisoned in a cage. Alvin races to save them on his motorbike while Simon tells Jeanette how to open the cage on the phone. The Chipettes unlock the cage lid with Simon's help before Ian reaches them and manage to escape with Alvin on his bike. On the bike, Brittany apologizes to Alvin for not believing him about Ian.
Alvin gets help from Digger, who comes out from the manhole. Ian's limo hits a store, then emerges with a remote-controlled helicopter. Alvin jumps at the helicopter while Brittany throws the helmets at Ian. After he drops the remote, Jeanette grabs it, taking control of the helicopter. Eleanor throws her shoes in the ground, it hits the moving bike and it hits Ian's groin. Alvin and the Chipettes make their getaway successfully. The Chipmunks are preparing to surrender again, when Toby enters the stage and sings to Julie to stall the crowd, with success. The Chipettes and Alvin arrive and both groups sing "We Are Family". They win the grand prize and save the program.
Meanwhile, at the Staples Center, Ian attempts to impersonate the Chipettes while singing Single Ladies. He is booed off by the crowd and taken away by security.
Back at the contest, The Chipmunks and the Chipettes sing "Shake Your Groove Thing" and all of the students dance.
Later that night, Dave takes the Chipettes in, and they now sleep in a 3-tiered bunk bed in each side, the Chipmunks in the left and the Chipettes in the right. They wish good night to their own counterparts. Alvin refuses to sleep and turns on/off the lights at Dave. Dave trips over a skateboard, and Alvin finally goes to sleep and turns the lights off. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes photos can be seen in the credits.
The post credits show the jocks cleaning bleachers with Dr. Rubin watching over them.
An epilogue shows Ian being thrown into a dumpster backstage by security.
- Zachary Levi as Toby Seville
- David Cross as Ian Hawke
- Wendie Malick as Dr. Rubin
- Anjelah Johnson as Julie Ortega
- Jason Lee as David "Dave" Seville
- Kevin G. Schmidt as Ryan Miller
- Chris Warren, Jr. as Xander
- Bridgit Mendler as Becca Kingston
- Aimee Carrero as Emily
- Kathryn Joosten as Aunt Jackie Seville
- Brando Eaton as Jeremy Smith
- Justin Long as Alvin (speaking voice)
- Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon (speaking voice)
- Jesse McCartney as Theodore (speaking voice)
- Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. as Alvin (singing voice)
- Steve Vining as Simon (singing voice)
- Janice Karman as Theodore (singing voice)
- Christina Applegate as Brittany (speaking voice)
- Anna Faris as Jeanette (speaking voice)
- Amy Poehler as Eleanor (speaking voice)
- Janice Karman as the Chipettes (singing voices)