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Trivia for Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

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  • With cinematographer Thomas E. Ackerman being a teacher at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he brought several UNCSA film students on the production as interns.
  • (at around 48 mins) A reference is made to a YouTube video by Yosemitebear (). When the gang comes across a double rainbow, Theodore asks: "What does it mean?", Theo asks in a similar fashion to the video, at 2:44.
  • (at around 52 mins) There is also a reference to the honey badger YouTube video uploaded by czg123. While hauling a load of bark, Alvin meets a creature and says "You're one of those honey badgers. You think you can just take whatever you want." In the video, Randall says the honey badger "just takes whatever it wants."
  • T.J. Miller auditioned for the role that would later be rewritten to be Zoe.
  • This is the only live-action "Alvin and the Chipmunks" film to receive a "G" rating from the MPAA in the United States, as the first two films and the fourth movie were rated PG.
  • The plot where the Chipmunks and the Chipettes get stranded on an island was reused from an episode of the Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) TV series.
  • This is the last movie where Amy Poehler voiced Eleanor before it went on to Kaley Cuoco in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015).
  • The last movie to include David Cross as Ian Hawke.
  • (at around 25 mins) On the beach scene, Simon uses a convex lens which indicates Simon has hypermetropia which is common at old age.
  • Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk later appeared in Zootopia (2016).
  • Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith later appeared together in Inside Out (2015).
  • Jenny Slate's film debut.
  • David Cross described filming this installment of the Chipmunk series as "the most miserable experience I ever had in my professional life."
  • As of 2018 this is the first and only live action film from 20th Century Fox released during the 2010's to be rated G by the MPAA since all the other live actions films released during that decade were rated PG PG-13 and R.


  • Simon's alter-ego Simone is French. In Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Ian had a French-speaking Simon doll that called itself Simone.
  • It was said at one point that the film would be in 3D, but for unknown reasons, it was charged to just a 2D release. Although it could have been just a rumor, there are several moments in the film where characters or thing fly close to the screen (such as in the scene where the chipmunks fight over a mango, or the final musical number.), like the film was meant to be in 3D.
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