A Chipmunk Christmas
A Chipmunk Christmas is an animated Christmas television special based on characters from Alvin and the Chipmunks. This was the first time that Alvin, Simon and David Seville were voiced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. a soundtrack album based on the television special was released in 1981. The album serves as the groups third Christmas album and their twelfth album overall, the album peaked at number 72 on Billboards Pop Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the groups third and final gold album. Between 1992 and 2001, the album, which was released as an LP, was re-released in cassette. He admits that the chance of Tommy recovering before Christmas is bleak, meanwhile, the Chipmunks have a recording session. Dave agrees to this, and tells them not to be late, at the music store, Alvin sees another Golden Echo harmonica, and tells his own harmonica that its the best harmonica in the world. At that moment, Tommys mother and sister arrive at the store, Alvin feels bad about Tommys illness, so much that during the recording session, he cant sing in tune with the others. Dave gives the Chipmunks a break, so Alvin goes to Tommys house and presents him with his own harmonica, returning in time to finish the session. Unfortunately, later, while the Chipmunks are decorating the tree, Alvin reveals what he did to Simon and Theodore, and makes a plan to get enough money for a new harmonica. The Chipmunks gather up all the dogs in the neighborhood, and set up a photo booth, unfortunately, the presence of a cat ruins the whole thing, and draws Daves attention. As a result, Dave mistakes Alvins actions for greed, and this leads to a dream sequence involving Clyde Crashcup, who says that he has invented Christmas and Santa. Alvin tells him he needs money, and when Dave comes to check up on him, he is saying money in his sleep, causing Dave to give up. On Christmas Eve, two hours before the concert, Simon and Theodore give Alvin the money they have saved up, when asked where Alvin went, they lie and say they dont know. Luckily, just as Dave is complaining, he gets a call from Tommys mother, who tells him about Alvins harmonica. At the music store, Alvin is depressed, as he doesnt have enough money for a new harmonica. Just then, an old woman appears, and buys it for him, only asking for a song in return. Dave, Simon, and Theodore arrive, and Dave apologizes to Alvin, at the concert, Alvin learns that Tommy has fully recovered, and he joins the Chipmunks on stage. At the end, Santa Claus returns to the North Pole, as Santa flies over the city before returning home, we hear the Chipmunks singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas
The Alvin Show
The Alvin Show is an American animated television series. It was the first to feature the singing characters Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Alvin Show lasted for one season in prime time on CBS, originally sponsored by General Foods, and initially telecast in black and white. The series rode the momentum of creator Ross Bagdasarian, Sr, the animation was produced by Herbert Klynns Format Films. The Pilot, a version of Good Neighbor, was written. The actual show featured a version, which aired as part of the 5th episode. The Chipmunks, The main characters of the series Alvin, The talented troublemaker of the group, simon, The intelligent realist and the most responsible of the group. Theodore, The cute and innocent member of the group who likes to eat a lot, david Dave Seville, The Chipmunks adoptive father, songwriter and manager, Daves patience is tested nearly every day by Alvin, usually to the point where he yells his trademark yell ALVIN. Despite all this, he loves all of his boys equally, each segment was introduced by Alvin, who was told he was introducing a great inventor and was dumbfounded when he hears of Clyde Crashcup. Clydes inventions were items that had already been invented. His creations often backfired on him until his silent, level-headed lab assistant, the series later was revived on NBC-TV, again promoted under the title Alvin and the Chipmunks Saturday mornings between March 10,1979 and September 1,1979. TBS also reran the show sometime in the 1980s as well, Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. had died of a heart attack in January 1972. Years later, his son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. picked up on a disc jockeys joke and his wife, Janice Karman, voiced Theodore, as well as The Chipettes, who are the Chipmunks female counterparts. To coincide with the new series, Viacom Enterprises distributed reruns of The Alvin Show to local stations, in 1981 Clyde Crashcup made an appearance during a dream sequence in A Chipmunk Christmas. During recent network airings of the special, the sequence has been cut out, in 1990, The Alvin Show versions of the Chipmunks and Clyde Crashcup reappeared in an episode of The Chipmunks Go To the Movies entitled Back to Our Future. A majority of the songs and clips from The Alvin Show were featured in the Alvin, the songs, however, were slightly remastered. Nickelodeon picked up US broadcast rights to The Alvin Show sometime in 1994, during this time, as well as for sometime after the full episodes stopped airing, the individual cartoons and musical segments were inserted into episodes of Weinerville. In 1996, Nickelodeon stopped showing The Alvin Show segments altogether, other than the two VHS releases from Buena Vista Home Video, both of which featured 11 songs from The Alvin Show, up until recently, the show has never been released on DVD. However, on September 8,2009, Paramount Home Entertainment released the first episode of the show, Future Complete Series DVD sets of the series are not yet planned
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
Rostom Sipan Ross Bagdasarian, otherwise known by his stage name David Seville, was an American pianist, musician, actor, voice actor, and record producer of Armenian descent. Bagdasarian was the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks and the founder of Bagdasarian Productions, Bagdasarian was born in Fresno, California, the youngest child of Dick and Virginia Bagdasarian, Armenian immigrants from the Ottoman Empire. He enlisted in the United States Army one month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Bagdasarian performed in the Broadway cast of The Time of Your Life, written by his famous cousin William Saroyan. Bagdasarians first musical success was the song that he wrote with Saroyan Come on-a My House, the lyrics are based on dialogue from Saroyans novel The Human Comedy. Bagdasarian played minor roles in films, the best known of which is his appearance in Alfred Hitchcocks 1954 murder mystery Rear Window, Bagdasarian portrays a piano-playing songwriter who composes, plays, and sings the song Lisa. His character lives in an apartment opposite the protagonists, in keeping with the screenplays theme of social voyeurism, his dialogue is never clearly heard and he appears only in long shots, sometimes seen through a window. He stands next to Hitchcock in his cameo appearance. Bagdasarian had small parts in The Greatest Show on Earth, Viva Zapata, destination Gobi, Stalag 17, Alaska Seas, The Proud and Profane, Three Violent People, Hot Blood, The Deep Six, and The Devils Hairpin. In 1956, Bagdasarian had a hit as Alfi and Harry with a novelty record The Trouble with Harry. He wrote The Ballad of Colin Black, a song to The Proud. According to Ross Bagdasarian Jr. his father was down to his last $200 when he spent $190 on a V-M tape recorder that would let him vary the tape speed and he followed this with The Bird on My Head, which barely made the Top 40. Then for the 1958 Christmas season came The Chipmunk Song with the Chipmunks, Bagdasarian named the three Chipmunk characters after record executives, Simon Waronker, Ted Keep, and Alvin Bennett. Most consumer tape recorders of the day had changeable speeds, but usually only in simple binary multiples, doubling or halving the speed, changing speeds of voices in these limited multiples creates extremely high or low pitches that sound too extreme for most purposes. The first Chipmunk record, The Chipmunk Song, had Bagdasarian doing all the voices, after the success of The Chipmunk Song, a series of follow-up hit singles were quickly released, also on Liberty Records. Alvins Harmonica was the second, Ragtime Cowboy Joe the third, albums continued this trend, the first album being released on red vinyl, successfully continuing well into the 60s with an album of the Chipmunks singing various early hits of the Beatles in 1964. Other trick-recording producers tried to imitate Sevilles Chipmunks, with embarrassing results. A failed novelty single by Shirley and Squirrelly is a good example, following his hit records, Bagdasarian provided the voice for David Seville and Alvin in the Chipmunks short-lived 1961–62 animated television series The Alvin Show. The Chipmunks recordings had the performers often labeled as David Seville and the Chipmunks, bagdasarians last album was The Chipmunks Go to the Movies, released in 1969, almost three years before his death
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