Alvin and the Chipmunks are about to hit theaters on December 16 with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. In celebration of their place in entertainment history, they received an honor recently that is among the highest for an entertainer. Alvin, Simon and Theodore now have their hand and footprints in cement in front of the world famous Mann’s Chinese Theater. They even brought out the child in everyone, especially star Jason Lee, who let out his famous Alvin yell. The Chipmunks made history with their hand prints: They are the first animated characters to achieve this honor since Donald Duck did in 1984.
The son of the Chipmunks creator, and current steward of the franchise, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., was clearly moved when he commented on the event and its power on his family. “For years, not only did I come here to see if my hands and feet were the same size as Cary Grant’s or whoever, but we used to bring Alvin in tow with us and he would say, 'One day, maybe he’ll be immortalized too,'" Bagdasarian recalled. “That day has come.”
Check out the video below for the sights and sounds of the big day for Alvin and all the Chipmunks!