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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Release Date: December 14, 2007

March 8, 2007
Jason Lee to Lead the Chipmunks

Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) will star as David Seville in Alvin and the Chipmunks, a hybrid CGI and live action movie about the singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Tim Hill is directing and Jon Vitti wrote the script. Production is scheduled to begin later this month.
Source: Variety

January 25, 2007
Possible Director for Chipmunks Movie

Tim Hill (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties) is in talks to direct Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks, a live action - CG animation hybrid. The film is based on the 1950s animated series about a music group of talking chipmunks led by mischievous Alvin, tall and quiet Simon, and gullible Theodore. Human Dave Seville is their handler and father-figure. Jon Vitti (The Simpsons) wrote the script.
Source: Variety

September 15, 2004
Fox bringing Alvin and Co. to the big screen

20th Century Fox Animation, Fox 2000 Pictures and Bagdasarian Productions are set to produce a combination live-action/animated adaptation of the Alvin and the Chipmunks series for a theatrical adaptation. The studio is currently looking to hire a director and screenwriter, and hopes to find an A-list actor to play the chipmunks' "dad," Dave Seville. Alvin, Simon and Theodore will be computer generated. The Chipmunks were created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. in 1958, and the high-voiced trio and their leader, Dave Seville, went on to make recording history as they sold 43 million albums, won several Grammys, and had numerous animated series that appeared both on Saturday mornings and in primetime specials. They've been seen in over 100 countries and translated to 40 languages.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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