With ‘Squeakquel’ no longer a part of the title, my feelings of disdain toward the prospect of an Alvin and the Chimpunks sequel lessened considerably. Credit for that was surely due to the current allure of 3D, as putting ’3D’ in the title seemed to satisfy the studio’s need for gimmicky wordplay just fine. Now there’s word that the latest entry in the franchise may not be in 3D after all, which is worrying if only because it means there’s a greater likelihood that we’ll instead be subjected to some god-awful pun.

Moreover, problems have arisen for production of the film, which is set to begin at the start of the new year. The original plan was to have Squeakquel director Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Private Parts, Doctor Dolittle) return for the third film, but she’s decided to pass on the project for unknown reasons*, leaving Fox in need of a new director and fast.

*My guess? The project wasn’t as creatively challenging as I Spy. Read More »

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Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D Announced

Alvin and the Chipmunks

20th Century Fox has announced that a third film in the live-action/cg hybrid Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise will hit theaters in 2011. Titled Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D, the film will hit theaters on December 16, 2011. The film will be up against Steven Spielberg’s The Adventure’s of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which opens one week later on December 23rd.

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