Alvin and the Chipmunks Wiki
Alvin and the Chipmunks Wiki

This article is about the 1983-1987 television series. For other uses, see Alvin and the Chipmunks (disambiguation).

Alvin and the Chipmunks is a 1983 American animated television series to feature the singing characters the Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Productions from 1983 to 1987 on NBC, and was based on 1961-62's The Alvin Show and musical career previously started in 1958. The show introduced The Chipettes, three female versions of The Chipmunks with their own human counterpart, Miss Beatrice Miller (who joined the cast in 1986).

In 1987, during the show's fifth season, the Chipmunks' only animated feature film, The Chipmunk Adventure, was released to theaters by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. The film was directed by Janice Karman and featured the Chipmunks and Chipettes in a contest traveling around the world.

In 1988, the show was renamed as just The Chipmunks due to the fact that the Chipettes were becoming a common sight on the show.

The series was much more successful than The Alvin Show, which was cancelled after one season in 1962 (at that time, TV series would often end after one or two seasons).


For a list of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes, see List of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes.


Other voices[]

  • Derek Barton
  • Booker Bradshaw
  • Johnny Brown
  • Rodger Bumpass
  • Arthur Burghardt
  • Ruth Buzzi
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Philip Clarke
  • Phillip Clark
  • Henry Corden
  • Peter Cullen
  • Julie Dees
  • Alan Dinehart
  • Walker Edmiston
  • Jack Enyart
  • Al (Jocko) Fann
  • Ron Fineberg
  • June Foray
  • Pat Fraley
  • Gary Gallati
  • Linda Gary
  • Joannie Gerber
  • Johnny Haymer
  • Stan Jones
  • Katie Leigh
  • Barry Livingston
  • Keye Luke
  • Tress MacNeille - Missy Snootson (in "My Pharaoh Lady")
  • Kerrigan Mahan
  • Gail Matthius
  • Shep Menken
  • Howard Morris
  • Doreen Murphy
  • Rudy Ramos
  • Clive Revill
  • Robert Ridgely
  • Ken Sansom
  • Marilyn Schreffler
  • Bill Scott
  • Amy Tunick
  • Janet Waldo
  • Eric Wallace
  • B.J. Ward
  • Frank Welker
  • Alan Young
  • Cameron Young


  • The theme song says "It's been a while, but we're back with style." Alvin and the Chipmunks was the first Chipmunk cartoon since The Alvin Show over twenty years prior. This theme song would be used again in the 2015 series ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks which came out 32 years later.
  • The NBC "Let's All Be There" slogan/commercial was sung by The Chipmunks which promoted the series' first few seasons.
  • This is the first Alvin and the Chipmunks television series without the involvement of its creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
  • This series is not available for streaming, however it can be found on Internet Archive.

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