All 8 ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Movies in Order (Including TV Series)

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Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally created by Ross Bagdasarian in 1958, began as a novelty record featuring three singing animated chipmunks—Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. Ross Bagdasarian provided their voices using a sped-up recording technique. The franchise saw a revival in 1973, led by Bagdasarian’s son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., and his wife, Janice Karman, who continued to voice the characters after Bagdasarian’s death in 1972.

Since then, Alvin and the Chipmunks turned into a mega-franchise that currently consists of 8 movies and 2 TV Shows with 13 Seasons, and today, we’re going to tell you how to watch them in order.

Editor’s Note: This watch order was updated in November 2023 with the US release of ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’.

All 8 ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ movies & shows in release date order

Alvin and the Chipmunks are mostly associated with music, but they appeared in quite a few cinematic adaptations and are among the most famous children’s franchises in the world. Considering that there are quite a few movies to keep track of, here is the ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ franchise in release date order:

  1. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ (1983 – 1990) – 8 Seasons
  2. ‘The Chipmunk Adventure’ (1987)
  3. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein’ (1999)
  4. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman’ (2000)
  5. ‘Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks’ (2003)
  6. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ (2007)
  7. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ (2009)
  8. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ (2011)
  9. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ (2015)
  10. ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’ (2015-2023) 5 Seasons

Are all ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ movies & shows connected? What’s the best way to watch them?

Yes, the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies and shows are generally connected within the same fictional universe. The characters and their adventures maintain consistency across various films and television series, creating a cohesive storyline within the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise. The best way to watch the franchise, however, is in release date order.

All 8 ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ movies in chronological order

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ universe does have some loose chronology, but it’s mostly tied to release dates, and groups of movies serve as sequels, with each group of movies rebooting the universe.

1. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ (1983 – 1990) – 8 Seasons

Alvin and the Chipmunks 1983 1990

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ which aired from 1983 to 1990, introduced the Chipettes and their caretaker, Miss Beatrice Miller, in its later seasons. The show switched production companies in 1988 and was renamed ‘The Chipmunks.’ During the fifth season, the animated feature film ‘The Chipmunk Adventure’ was released, and in the final season, the show became ‘The Chipmunks Go to the Movies,’ featuring spoofs of Hollywood films. Additionally, the Chipmunks participated in specials like ‘Rockin’ Through the Decades’ and the drug abuse-prevention special ‘Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue’ in 1990.

2. ‘The Chipmunk Adventure’ (1987)

The Chipmunk Adventure 1987

In ‘The Chipmunk Adventure,’ when Dave Seville goes to Europe, the Chipmunks and Chipettes are left with their babysitter, Miss Miller, in Los Angeles. The plot unfolds as the international diamond-smuggling Furschtein siblings trick the children into a global race, using them as unwitting couriers, leading to an adventure filled with intrigue and competition.

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3. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein’ (1999)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein 1999

The Chipmunks find themselves locked inside Majestic Movie Studios and encounter a real Dr. Victor Frankenstein working on his monster. The monster, named Frankie by Theodore, turns out to be good-hearted, but when Dr. Frankenstein kidnaps Alvin, the Chipmunks, along with Frankie, embark on a mission to rescue him.

4. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman’ (2000)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman 2000

Alvin’s nightmares about meeting the Wolfman are initially dismissed as the result of watching too many horror films. However, as strange occurrences escalate, Alvin becomes convinced that their new neighbor, Lawrence Talbot, is hiding something. When Alvin’s mishaps lead to a school auditorium explosion, he is pulled from his role as Mr. Hyde in the play, and Theodore takes over the part, hoping it will boost his self-esteem.

5. ‘Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks’ (2003)

Little Alvin and the Mini Munks 2003

La-Lu, a friend of David Seville, welcomes Alvin, Brittany, Simon, Jeanette, Theodore, and Eleanor to her magic cottage, offering a weekend getaway for the children. Gilda, a talking cockatoo, expresses skepticism about having children around, while PC, a laid-back frog, believes in the warmth of children’s laughter. Dave leaves the kids with La-Lu to focus on writing a new song, and the gophers Sam and Lou provide insights into the characters’ thoughts and feelings.

6. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ (2007)

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007

Talking chipmunk brothers Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, left to fend for themselves after their parents’ departure, find shelter with struggling songwriter David Seville. Dave discovers their musical talent, and after a mishap at his advertising job, the Chipmunks sign a record deal with Ian Hawke, leading to their journey into the music industry.

7. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ (2009)

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel 2009

After a mishap in Paris leaves David Seville injured, his aunt Jackie looks after the Chipmunks while Dave recovers. Meanwhile, former JETT Records executive Ian Hawke, now destitute, discovers the Chipettes and recruits them to revive his career.

8. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ (2011)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked 2011

During a cruise to the International Music Awards, the Chipmunks and Chipettes create chaos on the ship, prompting Dave to apologize to the captain. When Alvin and the Chipmunks end up stranded on a deserted island, Dave and Ian Hawke team up to rescue them, encountering challenges and comedic mishaps along the way.

9. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ (2015)

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip 2015

To celebrate Dave’s birthday and the Chipettes’ departure to be guest judges on American Idol, the Chipmunks plan a surprise party. However, their excitement takes a turn when they discover an engagement ring, fearing Dave’s potential marriage to Samantha and the prospect of having her son, Miles, as their step-brother.

10. ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’ (2015-2023) 5 Seasons

Alvinnn and the Chipmunks 2015 2023 5 Seasons

In this modern-day setting, songwriter Dave Seville navigates the challenges of raising the platinum recording groups, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes, as if they were his own family. The series explores contemporary themes like technology struggles, parents embarrassing kids, and the quest for parental companionship.

Where to watch the above-mentioned movies & shows?

Unfortunately, the original show from the 80s, ‘The Chipmunk Adventure,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman,’ and ‘Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks’ cannot be streamed anywhere legally as no major service or digital store carry the movies and the original store.

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ released in 2007, can be streamed on Max and DirectTV. ‘The Squeakquel’ and ‘Chipwrecked’ can only be rented or purchased on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Youtube.

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‘The Road Chip’ can be streamed on Disney+ while ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’ can be streamed on Fubo, Paramount+, and Netflix, but not all seasons.

Will there be more movies & shows featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks?

Following the release of ‘The Road Chip in 2015, there have been rumors about a possible sequel, but nothing was substantiated or came true. I guess the franchise will be revisited in the future, but we have no news about it. When we do, we will update this section.

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