Chipmunks sequel planned?

Oh, dear… Despite being lambasted by the critics (rightfully so) as awful, Alvin And The Chipmunks has smashed through the negative buzz on the way to becoming the highest-grossing family film of 2007. And what does that mean? The inevitable sequel talk.

So what does producer (and son of Chipmunk creator) Ross Bagdasarian Jr think will happen? “We’re hoping that there are all sorts of new things going on: “We loved doing this movie, and we love the new look of it. We just want to take the chipmunks where no other chipmunk has ever gone before.”

And that final frontier might be female. No, not sex changes for lead critters Alvin, Simon and Theodore, but the introduction of the Chipettes from the cartoons. Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor cropped up to charm and hassle our heroes back in the day and now producer Janice Karman believes the public (who are these people? find them and have them silenced!) are dying to see CG versions of the girls. Run away!

MTV’s Movieblog has the full skinny .