Now several years after its fans have either aged into apathy or death, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the characters that created the only defense for my high-pitched adolescent voice and buck-teeth, may be headed to the big screen if creator Ross Bagdasarian has anything to say about it:
With the release this week of the DVD of 1987's feature film, "The Chipmunk Adventure," Bagdasarian and Karman are also at work on a script for a new movie they hope will be ready in time to mark the Chipmunks' 50th birthday.
The couple, who continued the legacy after the elder Bagdasarian's death in 1972, say they aren't surprised there is still an audience for the Chipmunks. They strike a chord with siblings, children and parents who may fight "but at the end of the day" find they still love each other, said Karman.
That's so true. My family and I would constantly argue, usually to the point of physical abuse, but come the end of the day, when we popped in that tape of the Alvin and the Chipmunks, it was like none of it ever happened. Besides all the bruises and broken furniture, I mean.