Simon: We're chipmunks Dave, we can get out of a cat carrier.
Alvin: It's not even difficult.
When Dave is looking for the chipmunks we see his house number is 1958. That was the year that the chipmunks were created. See more...
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Continuity: In the scene inside the house that Uncle Ian gave the chipmunks, Alvin has foam darts on three air-pump launchers. He fires all three of the foam darts from the launchers; and we see him standing on the table with the three launchers and the three attached air-pumps, nothing else. But in the next shot suddenly all three of the launchers have a foam dart readily attached to them! And in addition a large pile of foam darts has appeared on the table, behind Alvin.
Continuity: When the chipmunks start practicing for the first time with Ian, Ian gives Simon "cooler" glasses that he should use it from now on. However, in their tour shots he's still using his old glasses. Much later in the movie he is also seen rummaging through a desk cabinet for his his old glasses which he found to be already bent.
Continuity: When Dave leaves his house for work, there is a skateboard leaning up against the wall by the door and there is an umbrella stand with a lot of umbrellas in it. But when Dave gets back home from work the skateboard is now on the other side of the door in the corner and there are now fewer umbrellas in the stand.
Continuity: Towards the beginning when Dave leaves the record label (after he steals the muffins), downstairs you can see a girl in a pink top, a delivery guy and a black guy in beige boots. The girl in the pink top passes Dave, then it cuts and you see her in front of Dave. Then it cuts again and you see her behind Dave and going around a corner. Also, the guy in the boots does the same thing a few times. And the delivery guy comes up close to the shot in the end, then they show him again just getting close.
Continuity: On top of the white cabinets / cupboards that run along the kitchen is a whole row of glass jars, vases, pots, etc. During the whole kitchen scene, the actual jars and pots that are on top of these cabinets move around and rearrange in different shots. In the close-up of Alvin pushing over the packet of Cheese Balls for instance; you can see that the jars and pots on the cupboard above are differently arranged than in other wide shots of the whole kitchen.
Continuity: Once the chipmunks are inside the food cupboards, they begin to devour everything inside. Theodore is seen chewing off a corner of a box of Lucky Charms cereal and eating the cereal that pours from the hole. But a few shots later when the same box of cereal can be seen, the hole that Theodore gnawed from the corner of the box is gone and the corner is fully intact.
Continuity: When we see Dave making the shoebox house for the chipmunks and writing a letter to them, Dave pokes five messy airholes in the top of the box. However when he decides against the idea and puts the box up on a high shelf, now you can see that in the lid of the box there are now seven airholes and also the holes looks much neater than before.
Continuity: Inside the house that Uncle Ian gave the chipmunks, the chipmunks are all playing with the new toys they have received. Simon and Theodore are on a trampoline and Alvin is playing around with foam darts. In one shot we see four foam darts shoot across the room in succession – however there are only three dart launchers.
Visible crew/equipment: After Dave has retrieved all of his musical equipment and instruments from the rain outside, there is a shot of his wiping his damp keyboard down with a towel. In this shot if you look in the glass door behind Dave, you can see the hands of a crewmember and the long boom microphone that he is holding, reflected in the glass hovering above Dave.
Continuity: When Uncle Ian arrives at Dave's house on Christmas, he comes in with a huge pile of gifts as well as a huge Santa sack full of presents for the chipmunks. When he walks through the door with the sack the door swings to a shut behind him. But in the next shot more people from Jett Records walk through the same door with more gifts – only now the door is wide open for them.
Continuity: When Dave hears the chipmunks singing outside on the tree trunk, he goes and opens the window to hear them better. The window to the viewer's right (from outside) has its slatted blinds down – and they are also closed. But after the chipmunks finish singing 'Funky Town', the same blinds aforementioned are now open.
Continuity: When the chipmunks are giving Dave the presents they got him, Theodore had made him a card out of a folded sheet of paper. On the front of the card he has written (and misspelt) "To Dav" – note this handwriting. From when the card is laying on the table to when Dave picks it the writing has changed. When it was on the table the T was crossed and the V was longer than the A. But when Dave picks it up the T is uncrossed and neat and the V is now the same size as the A.
Continuity: When Dave comes back home with the food that he has bought he discovers that the chipmunks have completely cleaned his entire house for his date. When he comes inside and stops to look at how clean the living room is, watch the slatted blind on the door behind him. In the first shot the slats are closed, but when Dave walks into the kitchen the slats are open.
Continuity: When Dave throws the muffin basket inside the garbage can there is a clothing item hanging down off of the kitchen seating area, right next to the bin. However a few shots later when we see the bin, the seating is completely clear with nothing on it. But when the chipmunks climb out the bin the item is back on the seat, hanging over the side of it.
Continuity: Alvin pushes over a packet of Cheese Balls and they fall from the cupboard and into a bowl that is on the kitchen counter. He then cannon-balls from the cupboard into the bowl of Cheese Balls which causes a lot of them to fall out of the bowl, spilling all over the counter. However when Dave walks into the kitchen and spots the bowl, the amount of cheese balls on the counter (around the bowl) is much less.
Continuity: When Uncle Ian is telling the chipmunks in the dressing room that they need to lip sync along to their song, there are alternating shots, and one of them is Ian and Alvin talking whilst being reflected in a large vanity mirror. However in the shot where Alvin turns around on the vanity table and tells Simon and Theodore they 'have to lip sync', Ian is not reflected in the large mirror, then in the next shot he has appeared back to where he was standing and is once again reflected in the mirror.
Continuity: When Dave gets back from work and is lying on the couch, on the counter behind him you can see two jars (one with a green lid and the other with a white lid.) But later when Dave notices the bowls moving across the same counter, the glass jar with the white lid has now vanished. Also the magnets and papers on the fridge differ as well.
Visible crew/equipment: When Dave first discovers that the chipmunks can sing, as they perform on the tree stump outside his window for him, after they sing 'Funky Town' there is a shot from outside looking through the window and to the right of Dave (through the window) you can see the long pole of the boom microphone; it is not seen in any other shots.