Some 30 years ago, Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. came up with a multimillion-dollar idea when he speeded up voices on a record and called the resulting creation "The Chipmunks." Since then, many records have been pressed, and there have been movies, a TV series, and a variety of recordings
featuring the characters. Ross, Jr. has taken over, carrying on the family tradition, and the results are good. Dave Seville is sent abroad on a business trip, and the Chipmunks are rankled because he hasn't asked them along. They have to stay in the care of an old lady instead. The boys are rock
musicians (as in their TV show), always short of acorns and barely escaping trouble. When a ...