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'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip' is a nutty trip

'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip' is a nutty trip

When the first three films in a family movie franchise earn more than $1 billion worldwide, greenlighting a fourth installment is a no-brainer. Say hello, then, to the inevitable "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip," which continues the mix of live action and CGI-animated silliness that began with 2007's "Alvin and the Chipmunks." It's harmless, zippy, candy-colored fun.

Based on characters originally created as an animated music group in 1958 by Ross Bagdasarian Sr., there have since been myriad movie, TV and direct-to video incarnations featuring the anthropomorphic cutups and their beleaguered human manager, Dave Seville.

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