IGN.com wrote:Chipmunks has found its Dave. My Name is Earl star Jason Lee will topline the Fox 2000 film as Dave Seville. The pic, based on the TV toon classic, will be a mixture of live-action and CGI animation (for chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore).
The deal marks Lee's secon foray into live-action/CGI family films following this year's Underdog, where he voices the title character.
Tim Hill (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties) will direct from a script by Jon Vitti. The special effects will be done by Rhythm & Hues.
Filming begins at the end of March, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade says "Alvin will center on Seville and the chipmunks, focusing on the trio's origins as singing sensations."
Alvin and the Chipmunks is slated to open Dec. 14th.
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