Movie Renter's Guide - June, 2008



"Chipmunk TV Shows" (SD DVD)


Alvin and the chipmunks have several adventures in these two DVDs that are taken from TV shows produced in the late 1980's.

In The Chipmunk Adventure (1987), the boys get bored when David Seville leaves on a trip, so they enter a hot air balloon race to Europe, competing with the Chipettes (girl chipmunks).

In Alvin and the Chipmunks Go to the Movies (1990), there are several stories that parody modern movies such as Star Wars and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, where Alvin and the guys play the stars of those movies.


  • Bagdasarian Productions
  • 1987, 1990, Color, Rated G, 1 Hour/Each
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • 480i
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English DD 5.1
  • Directed by Janice Karman
  • Starring Voices by Various
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: No
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No


After reviewing a modern Chipmunk movie a few weeks ago, I wanted to see what the old ones looked like. It is shocking to see how far animation has come in two decades. These discs are perfect for car trips if you have young children and a DVD player for the back seat.


Although the jacket says this stuff came from the 35mm original, the picture is not very good, but it will be good enough for those young kids.


The Chipmunk Adventure has a second disc with supplementary music selections.