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Alvin and the Chipmunks sue 20th Century Fox

By Richard Mccallum     Apr 28, 2010 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Alvin and the Chipmunks have been entertaining
families and children since their creation in the early 60's, and while they may not be critical darlings, the franchise has been very successful to say the least.
Alvin and the Chipmunks; The Squeakquel released in 2009, made $442 million, making it one of that year's highest grossing films.
Janice Bagdasarian, writer of the film and daughter in law of Alvin creator Ross Bagdasarian has sued 20th Century Fox for unpaid work that she did for the screenplay of that film.
The lawsuit claims that Fox had asked her for contributions to the film's storyline. She delivered a screenplay of
which many large portions were incorporated into the film. Although Fox had promised the screenwriter payment, the two parties could not mutually agree over how much she should be compensated.
"The Bagadasarian's claims are completely without merit. We look forward to resolving our differences and, in the meantime, we are continuing to move forward with the franchise."
said Fox in a statement yesterday.
The character's creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr. also acted as their human father Dave Seville.
Bagdasarian Sr also did all the voice overs for the Chipmunks and the method he employed to speed up their voices earned him a Grammy Award.
Conceived in 1958, Alvin and The Chipmunks debuted on novelty records, then comic books and television
before conquering the silver screen
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