Tuesday, May 13, 2008

They Know a Vein of Gold When They See It ...

One thing the gang that Rupert built knows better than almost anybody: When you've got yourself a winner, you keep riding it:

Twentieth Century Fox will release sequel "Alvin and the Chipmunks II" on March 19, 2010. A followup had been expected, given the breakaway success of the first pic, which grossed $217.3 domestically and $141.1 million overseas for a worldwide haul of $358.4 million.

Horton Hears a Who has done well, but Alvin (to date) has done better by $75 million worldwide, give or take.

We lo-ove animation to burn up the box office, because then more animation gets made. And that's good for the community. However, there is one small fly in the ointment:

... the film ... has no script yet. Furthermore, executives haven't settled on a concept for the sequel ...

Naive infants that we are, we believe that having solid scripts and concepts in hand are a good thing. And not having them can be ... problematical.


Larry Levine said...

Here's my pitch for Alvin II-- Clyde Crashcup turns Alvin, Simon & Theodore into Teenage Mutant Ninja Chipmunks and rescue Mrs. Frumpington from Dave's friend the Witch Doctor.

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