The animation behind the "CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE," an original animated theatrical endeavor, is surprisingly creative and extremely impressive, for the most part. In this tale, the Chipmunks meet their, equally engaging, female counterparts, and travel to foreign lands, while being pursued by spies, encountering dangers(snakes,etc) and more. Still, there's always time for music, and the soundtrack includes some memorable tunes.
PARAMOUNT has provided a 1.33:1 aspect ratio, but it leaves one wondering about its theatrical presentation. Nothing appears cropped and there's a statement that this was digitally remastered from the original 35mm film, but it's questionable as to whether this was presented in theaters in 1.33:1.
Still, colors are rich and vibrant. Detail isn't as impressive as on some of the superior animated dvd releases available, but it's still pretty good. No artifacts to be found anywhere.
PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's a surprisingly aggressive mix! Discrete and surround effects are engaged throughout the film, and effectively add to the film's environment. It really impresses from beginning to end! Dynamic range is also impressive.
A bonus feature, offering stills from the film and artwork, is offered. More worthwhile, a bonus cd with all of the film's songs, is included!