The holiday 2009 feature, Alvin and the Chipmunks Squeakuel has found its Chipettes. MTV’s movie blog reports that Christina Applegate, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler will be voicing the female counterparts to the Chipmunks in the upcoming release, which will be directed by Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Dr. Doolittle).
The Fox release will also feature Jason Lee (returning as David Seville) as well as Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney who will voice the singing chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Chuck star Zachary Levi also joins the cast as Seville’s nephew.
The original Alvin and the Chipmunks live-action hybrid was directed by Tim Hill in 2007 and made over $217 million domestically despite mediocre reviews. The Chipmunks were created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. in 1958 as novelty song artists and went on to have a lasting career as animated characters in both TV shows, video and DVD offerings and features.