Don’t we all sometimes wish that our kids will get a chance to watch the cartoons that we grew up with as kids. Well then some of you will be glad to know that Alvin and the Chipmunks are back on TV! 🙂
Nickelodeon and Bagdasarian Productions are bringing Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and The Chipettes back to television in the all-new, CG-animated series. ALVINNN!!!! and The Chipmunks is currently airing every weekends from Saturday, 16 May at 10.30am (TH/WIB), 11am (PH) and 11.30am (HK/SG) and Saturday, 23 May at 9.25am (MY) on Nickelodeon. Season one of the series will feature 52 x 11 minute episodes
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks follows the friendship of Alvin, Simon, Theodore and The Chipettes as they face growing up and learning new life lessons. Each episode will feature an original song produced by Bagdasarian.
Honestly, my kids aren’t exactly familiar with Alvin, Simon or Theodore, perhaps Jah more so than Bella. But they were definitely excited when they caught a glimpse of what was in their Alvin and the Chipmunks goodie bag (Thanks Nickelodeon Asia!) and wanted to know more about the various characters.
After countless questions from Jah, I could only muster up the fact that there were 3 boy chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) as well as their ‘Uncle’ Dave. When they asked me for the names of the girl chipmunks (The Chipettes), I was drawing blanks. So to help everyone along and to familiarize all of us with the characters from Alvin and the Chipmunks…here are some character descriptions to prep ourselves for our kiddos’ countless questions during the show. 🙂
Alvin is full of enthusiasm and confidence…and never does anything halfway! This charming Chipmunk is always coming up with hare-brained schemes—but to him, he’s just daring to be different. Alvin acts on impulse, fully believing in his brilliant vision—until it ends in disaster! But he’s got a good heart, and even when he gets into trouble, he learns some lessons along the way.
Simon is the oldest brother (by all of 8 seconds). He’s got an IQ just north of Einstein’s and a keen, dry sense of humour. His Chess Master brain can predict how Alvin’s schemes will end in disaster—AND figure out the solution. Simon loves Alvin…but it secretly worries him that they share the same gene pool.
Theodore is the baby of the group. He’s sweet, shy, and trusting…in other words, an easy target for Alvin’s tricks! But just when you least expect it, Theodore can come up with powerful words of wisdom that actually make Alvin reconsider his hare-brained scheme. (Just not for long.)
Like anyone trying to raise three hyperactive chipmunks, Dave has his patience tested on a daily basis. He juggles being the Chipmunks’ songwriter, father, and confidant. And although he struggles to remain calm, Alvin often pushes him over the edge…which is when you’ll hear his patented yell, ‘ALVINNN!!!’
While she’s no astronomer, Brittany is pretty sure the world revolves around her. She’s a slave to fashion who firmly believes that you are what you wear. True, she might come off as vain and self-centered … but when push comes to shove, Brittany has a heart of gold and does the right thing.
Jeanette is more interested in understanding the universe than making sure her socks match. She’s a deep thinker, and unlike her sister Brittany, knows that looks aren’t everything. Jeanette is incredibly sweet—but she’s got a steel backbone and will stand up for what she believes is right.
Eleanor is outgoing and athletic, with a ‘can do’ spirit. No wonder she’s got friends in every social circle. She’s the shortest of her three sisters, The Chipettes… but you can always pick her out in a crowd, just by following the sound of her infectious giggle.