Alvin and the Chipmunks is the blockbuster movie franchise that just won’t go away. After the oh-so-cleverly named “squeakquel” made $436 million worldwide, it was only a matter of time before Fox decided to greenlight another one. This week they have officially announced that Alvin and the Chipmunks 3-D will hit theatres on December 16th, 2011, one week before Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
I haven’t seen either of the Chipmunks films, but the trailers for both were basically abominations to mankind. They were more than enough to keep me far away from this series, which is too bad because I used to really like Alvin and the Chipmunks growing up. No word yet on whether or not Jason Lee will appear in the third film, but I don’t see why he wouldn’t take another juicy paycheck. Apparently David Cross was in both of the previous films as well? I had no idea. Have any Film Junk readers out there seen Alvin and the Chipmunks 1 or 2? Would you consider going to see a third?