With the Chipettes we can handle those sorts of things." It is worth noting, however, that the Chipettes of the cartoon series (Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor) appeared on the small screen before appearing on any albums.Charlene was depicted on the album cover as having a long, golden blonde ponytail, and seems to have been the basis for the later character of Brittany.She may have made a visual appearance in 1990, in Rockin' with the Chipmunks, where she danced and lip-synced in the music video for "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John.The title of the show was changed from Alvin and the Chipmunks to simply The Chipmunks in 1988 to reflect this.In the cartoon series and the accompanying feature films, all three of the Chipettes were voiced by their creator, Janice Karman, the wife of Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.These were later revamped by Sandra Berez for The Chipmunk Adventure and the later seasons of the show.
(son of Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., the creator of The Chipmunks).
Karman also wrote and voiced the Chipettes' dialogue on their studio albums, while studio singers such as Susan Boyd, Shelby Daniel, and Katherine Coon provided their singing voices. and the Chipmunks, Eleanor is voiced by Vanessa Chambers, the daughter of Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. The first character designs for the Chipettes were drafted by Corny Cole for their 1983 debut.
Brittany had a similar appearance (but her eye color is blue) Like the Chipmunks, the Chipettes were originally created for the musical medium, and later crossed over into cartoons.
According to their creator, Janice Karman, she and Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., "..been doing the albums at that point... I wanted to do female chipmunks that have counter personalities to the Chipmunks so we could do some girl tunes." Bagdasarian also added in reference to the Chipettes characters, "It enables you to deal with issues that girls are going through that boys wouldn't necessarily be dealing with... We wanted to let her know she can be president, or a soccer champion, or whatever...
On this album, Alvin sings a duet with a female character billed as Charlene the Chipette.
Charlene is featured on the song "You're the One That I Want" from the soundtrack of the motion picture Grease.