Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks is a direct-to-video film based on The Chipmunks 1983 TV series Alvin and the Chipmunks.
In this movie, when Dave goes out of town, he leaves the young Chipmunks and the Chipettes in the care of Lalu, a friend who is happy to have six pre-schoolers stay with her. Lalu lives in a magic cottage with Gilda, a talking cockatoo); and PC, a talking frog who believes he is one kiss away from being Prince Charming. There are also Sam and Lou, two gophers who report to the viewers about the feelings the characters experience.
While at Lalu's, the kids learn and sing about seperation, jealousy, telling the truth, sharing, and other life lessons. Theodore learns about telling the truth, and not to put things into the toilet; Alvin learns about helping Eleanor, the infant; and Jeanette learns that she cannot "borrow" Brittany's lipstick.
The direct-to-video feature was directed and co-written by Jerry Rees, who also animated all the CGI effects and voiced two characters. The budget for the project was unusually low, at $600,000.
- Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. as David Seville, Alvin Seville, Simon Seville
- Janice Karmen as Lalu, Theodore Seville, Brittany Miller, Jeanette Miller, Eleanor Miller