Hollywood, Calif. – August 14, 2007 – Alvin and the Chipmunks, the #1 kids musical act of all time, will make their interactive debut this holiday with Alvin and the Chipmunks, the video game. The Chipmunk Song— which will be included in the game –is a pop culture staple so beloved that it has been included in The Sopranos, Almost Famous, The Ellen Degeneres Show, King of Queens, Ally McBeal, Friends, Nip/Tuck, Boston Legal and Ugly Betty. Timed to ship around the release of the exciting new live action film, Alvin and the Chipmunks, from 20th Century Fox, the video game focuses on the Chipmunks musical abilities while expanding on the films storyline.
The Alvin and the Chipmunks video game follows Alvin, Simon, and Theodore on their latest mission to play during the battle of the bands event "Rockathonapalooza". As the Chipmunks perform in each of the video game's musical levels—from school proms to Burning Man to Forest Arenas to the ultimate, Rockathonapalooza – players are challenged to keep in rhythm with the music. The combination of fun game play, a cool soundtrack and everyone's favorite Chipmunks, creates another way for the fans of Alvin, new and old, to enjoy and expand on their movie experience.
"This holiday, Alvin, Simon and Theodore have been entirely redesigned with a bold new look for the launch of their first live action film and video game debut." said Ross Bagdasarian, CEO of Bagdasarian Productions.
The Soundtrack for the Alvin and the Chipmunks video game features smash-hit songs spanning several decades and including popular billboard hits and cult favorites, sung in signature Chipmunk style, that give the video game a unique sound. The songs will resonate with parents, providing hours of family fun, while introducing a new generation of kids to one of the greatest selling musical acts of all time. Some of the more than 40 songs include:
- All The Small Things – Blink 182
- It's Tricky – Run DMC
- Heartbreak Hotel –Elvis Presley
- All Star – Smashmouth
- Shiny Happy People – REM
Look for more updates on this exciting Holiday title in the coming months. The Alvin and the Chipmunks video game will be available for the PLAYSTATION2 computer entertainment system, the Wii and Nintendo DS videogame systems from Nintendo, and PC. This game is scheduled to ship December 4th, 2007 followed by the theatrical release on December 14th, 2007 and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Brash Entertainment
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About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company,as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
About Alvin and the Chipmunks Theatrical Release ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, a global phenomenon to generations of fans, becomes a live action/CGI motion picture event with a contemporary comic sensibility. Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations -- while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down. Directed by Tim Hill, produced by Janice Kardman and Ross Bagdasarian Jr., and written by Jon Vitti Alvin and the Chipmunks stars Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross and Cameron Richardson. This film will be in theatres December 14th, 2007.