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Get "The Alvin Show" on DVD

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"The Alvin Show" is a 1961 cartoon featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks, David Seville, and the crazy inventor Clyde Crashcup (and his assistant, Leonardo). It ran for 26 episodes, and hasn't been seen on TV worldwide since 1996, and only 3 episodes are available for purchase, 2 of which came out in March 2015 (along with another episode that was on DVD back in 2009). The Alvin Show features a lot of funny banter between David and The Chipmunks, as well as featuring a lot of songs from their early albums. Clyde Crashcup and Leonardo were a hilarious duo, and don't deserve to be forgotten about due to the lack of DVDs with their show. Some have claimed that "The Alvin Show" hasn't been released much due to copyright issues about the songs. However, all the songs on "The Alvin Show" are either public domain, or the Chipmunk versions of them are owned by "Bagdasarian Productions", the owners of Alvin and the Chipmunks. "Whistle While You Work" is the only song that could be an issue, however it was released on CD in the late 2000's, and can be bought on iTunes and Amazon to this day, so they must own their cover of it. Restoration of the original films could be another issue; however, only 3 full episodes have been released on any format, so I find it hard to believe it takes such a long time to remaster episodes. If you want to see "The Alvin Show" released on DVD, there are 2 things you can do. Firstly, you can sign this petition. Second, you can contact Bagdasarian Productions directly. They have a mailing address, phone number and email (not sure if email works though). Maybe if enough interest is shown by fans, they'll do something about the lack of this classic show available for purchase. I'll leave their contact info below, please take some time to contact them (and tell us what they said about it, if anything). 

- Kevin

Contact Information For Bagdasarian Productions:

(Mailing Address)
Bagdasarian Productions, LLC
1192 E. Mountain Drive
Montecito, CA 93108

(805) 969-3349

(Email Address)

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