“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 27, 2010
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On March 30th, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Single-Disc Version)on DVD and Blu-ray!  I watched it with my boys and we LOVED it!  I think that it was just as good as the first one.  Sometimes sequels fall short, but I don’t think that “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” fell short, but was even more enjoyable than the first one.  The Chipettes really complimented the already awesome Chipmunks!  My boys have already watched it a bunch of times and I’m sure it will be watched several more times!

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” is a sequel to the 2007 hit, “Alvin and the Chipmunks.”  The movie includes the beloved singing chipmunk sensations – Alvin, Simon, and Theodore.  The Squeakquel also introduces the amazing Chipettes – Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor!  There is over an hour of music on this new DVD, including Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and other hit songs!

In “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” a concert mishap lands Dave in the hospital and the Chipmunks decide to take a break from being superstars. They enroll in school so they can fit in with kids their age, but soon find competition with the Chipettes – a beautiful, talented trio of chipmunks discovered by Ian, the boys’ evil ex-manager!

From director Betty Thomas (Dr. Dolittle), the heartwarming film stars Golden GlobeÒ nominee* Jason Lee (“My Name Is Earl”), Emmy AwardÒ 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 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, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada.

Featuring more entertainment for the whole family, the “Squeak-Along” double DVD pack features an all-new bonus disc with over an hour of added Chipmunks Sing-alongs, music videos, featurettes and much more, and will be sold for the suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada.

The Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel will also be available in a single disc with two featurettes – Munk Music Machine and Music Mania – for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.

For more Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel fun, go to www.MunkYourself.com now to create your own munk! The website will include many new updates that are sure to make you party like a munk-star, including 2 brand-new games — “Dance to the Beat” and “Munk Mic” — as well as the ability to generate a munked audio-recording of your voice which can be downloaded as a ringtone.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features: (Catalog # 2266019)

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 (Catalog # 2266017 (Side-by-Side) / 2266697 (back-to-back)

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,” “Shake Your Groove Thing”

Single-Disc DVD Special Features (Catalog # 2266010)

Munk Music Machine
Music Mania Featurette

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL

Street Date: March 30, 2010
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French Dolby Surround (Standard)
Subtitles: Spanish and French
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 1.28:25
Closed Captioned: Yes

OUR THOUGHTS

We really enjoyed watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” as a family.  My boys really enjoyed it and I enjoyed it as well.  I would classify it as a family-friendly movie to be enjoyed by all who watch it.  I found myself bopping to different musical scenes throughout the movie.  Thank you 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment!  I hope there will be another “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie!

I received a copy of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to ““Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” DVD Review”

  1. Shawna OBrien says:

    My 7 year old son just loved this movie. First we watched on cable and then my kept wanting to order it over and over again, so we bought the DVD. I just love the Chipettes. Your review here hit the nail on the head, this is a definite must see family movie.

  2. Elena says:

    My son loves this movie and wants to watch it over and over again.

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