ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL – on DVD & Blu-ray

The box office smash hit Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel sings and shakes its way to Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack, “Squeak-Along” double DVD, and DVD Single Disc March 30th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  A follow-up to 2007’s Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chipmunk singing sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for an encore in this hilarious “squeakquel” packed with over an hour more of music. The Squeak-Along bonus content includes new sing-alongs such as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” teaches audiences how to dance like the Chipmunks with the “Shake Your Groove Thing” dance instructional video, games and more nutty fun for the whole family!

“Alvin and the Chipmunks” starts off in Paris with Dave (played by Jason Lee, “My Name is Earl”, “Monster House”, “Chasing Amy”) watching over Alvin (voiced by Justin Long, “Live Free and Die Long”, “Planet 51″, “Funny People”), Simon (voiced by Matthew Gray Gubler, “(500) Days of Summer”) and Theodore (voiced by Jesse McCartney, “Greek”) as they perform for a charity.  Dave warns Alvin to not show off because he has to take his brothers into consideration but of course, in his mind, Alvin is the star of the show and eventually shows off.  Unfortunately, by showing off, Alvin accidentally puts Dave into the hospital with broken bones throughout his body.

Because Dave can’t watch over the three, he depends on his Aunt Jackie (played by Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”) to watch over them.  But at the airport, her videogame playing, not much of an achiever nephew Toby (played by Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) accidentally pushes her wheelchair and Jackie ends up getting hurt while falling over several steps.  Thus the irresponsible Toby is now responsible for watching over Alvin, Simon and Theodore and also making sure he can prepare them for school.

Meanwhile, the villain of the last film, Jett Records Executive Ian Hawke (“Kung Fu Panda”, “Year One”) is still reeling of how he lost everything because of Alvin and the Chipmunks and despises them.  How will he ever bounce back and become a prominent music exec?  Well, Ian Hawke is fortunate when three female chipmunks known as “The Chipettes” land literally in front of his building’s doorsteps.

From director Betty Thomas (Dr. Dolittle), the heartwarming film stars Golden Globe nominee* Jason Lee (“My Name Is Earl”), Emmy Award winner** David Cross (“Arrested Development”) and Zachary Levi (“Chuck”), and features vocal talent from franchise veterans Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You), Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer) and actor-pop heartthrob Jesse McCartney (Alvin and the Chipmunks).  Newcomers Christina Applegate (“Samantha Who”), Anna Faris (The House Bunny) and Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live”) lend their voices to the musically talented Chipettes as Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor, respectively.

The hit soundtrack to the Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel features The Chipmunks and The Chipettes covering some of today’s top hits and classic tracks as well as original songs including “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Hot N Cold,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and “I Gotta Feeling.” The album is certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 and has reached #1 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart and #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.


The Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes a high definition Blu-ray version of the film, and all hilarious bonus features from the Squeak-Along Bonus Disc including Sing-Alongs, Chipmunk Adventures, Munk Music Machine, Meet the Chipettes, Meet The Rising Stars, Music Mania, Shake Your Groove Thing, Music Videos, a Live Lookup featurette, and much more.  The pack also includes a Digital Copy and a standard DVD.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The squeakquel fails to live up to the original’s stronger plot and better applied story. However there is no denying the allure of the cute and cuddly Chipmunks as depicted on film. The addition of the Chipettes plus the reworked music and dance numbers featuring the Chipmunks prove entertaining. Like the original this film looks great in high definition and Fox has included an excellent array of bonus supplements to boot.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:
Disc One
    ·      Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Blu-ray
    ·      Munking History: 50 Years of Chipmunk Mischief, Mayhem & Music
    ·      Munk Music Machine
    ·      Meet the Chipettes
    ·      Rockin’ Rising Stars
    ·      Music Mania
    ·      Meet the Stuffies
    ·      Shake Your Groove Thing! with Rosero
    ·      Music Videos & Sing-Alongs “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “We Are Family,” “Shake Your Groove Thing”
    ·      Music Videos: (“You Really Got Me” featuring Honor Society & “The Song” featuring Queensberry)
    ·      A-l-v-i-n-n-n-n!!! Album Maker
    ·      Live Lookup
    ·      Music In A Nutshell: Song Trivia
    ·      The Chipmunks: Behind the Squeaking
    ·      A-NUT-omy of a Scene

Disc Two
    ·      Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel feature film

Disc Three
    ·      Digital Copy

“Squeak-Along” Double DVD
Disc One
    ·      Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Blu-ray
    ·      Munk Music Machine
    ·      Music Mania

Disc Two
    ·      Munking History : 50 Years of Chipmunk Mischief, Mayhem & Music
    ·      Meet the Chipettes
    ·      Rockin’ Rising Stars
    ·      Chipmunks: Behind the Squeaking
    ·      A-NUT-omy of a Scene
    ·      Meet the Stuffies
    ·      Shake Your Groove Thing!  With Rosero
    ·      Music Videos & Sing-Along (“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, “We Are Family,” &
ldquo;Shake Your Groove Thing”

Single-Disc DVD Special Features
    ·      Munk Music Machine
    ·      Music Mania Featurette

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