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chipmunk

a terrestrial rodent similar to a squirrel but lacking the bushy tail, silky coat and tufted ears. Has longitudinal stripes along its back. Called also Eutamius spp. and Tamias striatus.
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Janine Calzini, from Adventure Valley, said: "We have carved pumpkins in the shape of a sheep, rabbit, donkey, goat, horse, chipmunk, llamas and more.
I keep the chipmunks in an aviary, give them water and nuts and they're happy.
All smiles: Alvin and the Chipmunks with young patient Ibrahim Bari, aged five, in their visit to the Children's Hospital.
Young viewers will love its silliness - the chipmunks whooping You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive as they take a high-speed turn in a food mixer - with the odd concession to older viewers.
After Dave is injured the Chipmunks are sent to live with Dave's lazy cousin and forced to put aside their musical fame and go back to school.
All 15 of the album's songs appear in the film, with the exception of the bonus track, a cover of The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" performed by The Chipmunks with The Chipettes.
Girl power is alive and well in Alvin And The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel.
By "girls" we mean the Chipettes who are managed by Ian Hawke, the Chipmunks greedy former manager who wants to turn them into the next big thing.
I've heard of bats in the belfry, but chipmunks in the window seat are ridiculous.
Based on the 1980s cartoon series--which was based on a 1950s song--Alvin and the Chipmunks features the famous trio of singing rodents: mischievous group leader Alvin, serious Simon and chubby, impressionable Theodore, plus irritable human manager Dave Seville.
So I guess I'm mildly pleased that "Alvin and the Chipmunks," a live-action movie in which the forest rodents are not only computer-generated but disconcertingly reduced to their natural size, otherwise captures the irritating humor of the TV cartoon.