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Brittany Jewel Miller is the lead singer and leader of The Chipettes and is the female counterpart to Alvin.

Personality

80s Series

Brittany has been shown to be quite impulsive, sassy, lazy and entitled. She loves to go shopping and can be self conscious about her looks at times. However, she drives toward any goal she has set with complete determination, stopping just short of ruthlessness. During the series Brittany is a very bubbly and sociable character, she tends to be quite sassy, stubborn, and selfish, but is fairly caring. As series progresses, she is depicted as domineering and as somewhat untrustworthy. An example of this is when she dismisses Simon's advice in The Chipmunk Adventure, when he advises them to avoid the easterly route to avoid a hurricane. She believes it to be a trick to slow them down so they'll lose the race. Brittany sometimes has trouble admitting her mistakes. Such as when her balloon is destroyed as a result of being caught in the hurricane. Her sisters demand that she admits her mistake, however as she is trying to admit it, she is unable to say the full sentence, instead changing the subject. However despite all her flaws, Brittany is remorseful, such as when she at first refuses to help Eleanor take home a kidnapped baby penguin, but later submits after seeing its deep sadness and longing.

Brittany has always taken on the role as leader of the Chipettes, being lead singer or forward speaker for her sisters.

Brittany and Alvin have always shared an on/off relationship, and they tend to butt heads due to their head strong personalities. However, they are known to express romantic feelings towards each other. The common scenario between the two is that at first they appear to be friends, but eventually get into fights (often blowing it out of proportion). Despite how bad things get, the two eventually agree that they care for each other and make up.

CGI Films

Though her basic concept is retained in the CGI films, there are some notable differences. Besides appearance, her personality is toned down. She is a lot more polite, making it easier for others to approach her. She is also shown to have a closer relationship with her sisters, becoming visibly concerned and defensive about them when Ian tried to split them up. Unlike her cartoon version, she is able to apologize when she has judged incorrectly.

In Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, her personality is a mixture of what she was like in the 80s and in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Sometimes, she and Alvin have hard times with each other, but they truly care for and appreciate each other.

CGI Series

Brittany is less toned down from her 80s personality than she is for the CGI films. While it is clear she cares about others' feelings (such as when she decided not to tell Dave Alvin was planning to skip out on family day in Family Spirit), she does step on her sisters’ emotions as seen in My Sister The Weirdo. Even so, she recognizes her mistakes and seeks to correct them in most instances (in Sister Act, their dispute is never settled). However she still can be headstrong, sassy, overly dramatic. Most of her conflicts are usually with Alvin, though she can be seen bickering with her sisters.

She also exhibits a greater sense of responsibility by serving duty as Principal Meadows' assistant, a position that she takes very seriously - so seriously, in fact, that in The Temp, she sneaks into the school after dark to clean up Jeanette's mess when Jeanette fills in for her while she is recovering from a sprained ankle. Her idol is famous fashion designer and entrepreneur Marina Rodenchia.

Appearance

In the Alvin and the Chipmunks series, she has strawberry blonde hair in a ponytail and blue eyes, and her signature color is pink. She is usually seen wearing a pink sleeveless short shirt over a darker pink sleeveless shirt, a pink skirt, a yellow scarf tied in a bow around her neck, periwinkle tights, light pink flats, and yellow legwarmers. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, she no longer wears the legwarmers nor scarf to give her a more 'hip' look, she also now just wears a pink dress with a little bit of purple on it and wears different footwear.

In The Chipmunk Adventure, like Jeanette and Eleanor, Brittany wears a pink genie attire.

In the CGI films, Brittany has blue eyes. She also has dark blonde fur and a ponytail. In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, she wears a light pink shirt with a pink leather jacket, black neck tie, and magenta skirt. She wears a gold sparkle dress. In Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, she wears a blue denim jacket with a light pink sleeveless shirt and pink skirt with black dots. She wears a pink sparkle dress and pink flower garmets. In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, she wears a blue denim jacket with a reddish-pink and white striped long-sleeved shirt and a red and magenta striped skirt with a matching belt.

In ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, her hair is more yellow than previous incarnations held in a ponytail with a magenta ribbon. She has blue eyes with pink eyeshadow as well as magenta lips and mauve nails. Her usual attire consists of a fuchsia-pink cardigan with a white cursive 'B' over a lighter pink dress, black leggings, and shiny magenta ballet flats with little bows. Brittany is revealed to have a heart-shaped scar on the sole of her left foot.

Relationships

Jeanette

Jeanette isn't brave enough to stand up to Brittany, when Brittany uses her for certain she doesn’t like. but deep down they love each other very much and are very loyal to each other. Brittany gets very defensive of Jeanette when someone else is mean to her, in most situations.

Eleanor

Eleanor always stands up to Brittany when she tries to force Jeanette into certain things and is generally the only person that tries to stand up to Brittany (besides Alvin). The two of them do share a very nice sisterly relationship.

Alvin

Brittany and Alvin are constantly at odds with one another and fight, but they do show that deep down they love each other. They are shown in the future as married with twin boys.

Simon

Brittany and Simon are friends, but they don't interact very much. In the episode "Simon For President", Brittany helps Simon run for Class President against Alvin. Soon after Brittany begins giving Simon advice, the next day, Simon discovers his posters defaced and tries to "play the game", but Brittany has to take it further for him.

Theodore

Brittany and Theodore are friends, but they don't interact very much. She seems to care about Theodore such as in "Dragon Dad" when she did not want to take the dragon egg from Theodore, but did so not wanting him to be upset when it failed to hatch.

Abilities

  • Makeup skills: She is very good at doing makeup.
  • Fashion skills: She is very good at being fashionable and choosing good outfits.

Weaknesses

  • Ego: While she is nice, she can be selfish and egotistical at times, and only caring about her self.
  • Recklessness: She can be very impulsive and mischievous at times, which can cause problems.
  • Overly dramatic nature: She tends to be overly dramatic at times, such as freaking out when she gets dirty, when she gets her hair wet, and getting very emotional when things don’t go her way, or when things go wrong.
  • Pride: She refuses to admit she is wrong when somebody forces her to admit it, even when she knows she is while wanting to change the subject.
  • Rage/Anger: While she is cheerful, she tends to lose her temper whenever she doesn’t get her way or when Alvin annoys her.

Quotes

Brittany: Well, unless you inherit a fortune, Alvin, I guess we'll never know. - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Uh, so, Alvin, you finally showed up. - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Oh, Jeanette, don't be so naive. He's just saying that because our route is shorter, and he doesn't want us to win. - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: All right, Mister Popularity! How much you wanna bet we can out "rock and roll" you?! - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Oh! If you think I'm gonna marry that pint-sized twerp, you're nuts! - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: You don't understand. I don't care how important he is, how powerful he is, how rich he is… By the way, how rich is he? - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Whatever happened to diamonds and rubies? - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: I'm not exactly thrilled to be here myself, Jeanette! We've got to find our dolls and get out of here! - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Wait a minute. You-you've heard of snake charmers, right? Well, let's, uh, charm 'em. - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: When it comes to food, Eleanor, you're awfully selfish. - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Yeah, we know all about the diamonds! - (The Chipmunk Adventure)
Brittany: Okay, fashion disaster. They've got Jeanette doing makeup. - (Meet the Wolfman)
Brittany: Theodore, Theodore, Theodore! Gosh, what do I have to do to get some attention around here?! Grow fangs?! - (Meet the Wolfman)
Brittany: Move your butt! - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: We made it! JETT Records! - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: Oh, my! The Hollywood sign! - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: I just adore a penthouse view! - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: What? You should be grateful to Ian! He did everything for you, Alvin, and you broke his heart. - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: Hey, Ian! In the words of the Donald, "You're fired!" - (The Squeakquel)
Brittany: You can make all the jokes you want, Alvin, but not even you can make this interesting. - (Chipwrecked)
Brittany: Good! 'Cause now... I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!!! - (Chipwrecked)
Brittany: I can't get rescued looking like this! - (Chipwrecked)
Brittany: Uh, Alvin? You're starting to sound like Dave. - (Chipwrecked)
Brittany: Guess I'll have to read this. Oh, she's pretty. Oh wait, that's me. - (Chipwrecked)
Brittany: Hey! I thought you said this was a going-away party for us! - (The Road Chip)
Brittany: This does wonders for my glutes! - (The Road Chip)
Brittany: This is my jizz-am! - (The Road Chip)
Oh Alvin, that was hilarious! Brittany The Body Snatcher:

Trivia

  • In an interview, Janice Karman explained the origin of the name "Brittany" stating "Well this was way before Britney Spears or any other Brittany I ever heard of. We had a singer in the studio and that was her name, so that’s why I named her Brittany because I liked the name."[1]
    • Brittany is very similar to Alvin: They are the leaders of their respective groups, very competitive, enjoy extracurricular activities, often the most outspoken, stubborn, vain, impulsive, energetic, and conceited. Their unwise decisions or "spotlight" personalities commonly are the cause of many mishaps and adventures. Despite this, they usually come through for their siblings in the end.
  • She is the oldest of the Chipettes as revealed in the song "It's My Party." However it’s unknown if she is the oldest still or the middle one in the 2015 series since Alvin is now the middle child.
  • Brittany "hates" green (as stated in Cinderella? Cinderella!) and never really takes the time to realize her younger sister Eleanor wears (and likes) green. However, Eleanor doesn't seem to be offended by this statement. Though she could mean she doesn't look good in green, Brittany hasn’t told her family members that she doesn’t like the color green, meaning she possibly doesn’t want to hurt their feelings.
    • She also hates black. In the 80s episode The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth, Alvin tells everyone to wear black to avoid being spotted, but Brittany refuses to and instead dresses in a pink superhero costume. In the CGI episode Albrittina, Brittany does admit she doesn't look bad in black.
  • Brittany is nyctophobic or afraid of the dark.
  • Brittany is the only member of the Chipettes who kept her original eye color in all versions.
  • In the CGI series, Brittany has been shown to be a talented mimic, able to disguise her voice, and even fake accents to fool people into thinking she is someone else; she does a very convincing impersonation of Principal Meadows (in Saving Simon) and a rather exaggerated impersonation of Alvin.
  • In the CGI series, Brittany appears to be ticklish on her armpits. This is shown in "Principal Interest" when Alvin tickles her under the arm when she tries to keep him from going to the principal.
  • She has a birthmark on the bottom of one of her feet in the CGI series.
  • She can also play the electric guitar (Wax Dave) and the trumpet (Just One of the Girls) skilfully.

Also see

References

  1. Ross Bagdasarian, Jr & Janice Karman, Moviehole.net, Retrieved 2020-05-24.
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