Vinny (voiced by Janica Karman, Yanet Swaby) is the biological mother of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The Chipmunks found her after days of searching. Alvin gets upset because he didn't understand why she abandoned them. Their mother explains on why that the year she abandoned them there was a horrible winter (in "The Chipmunk Story" it was snowing) and all of the animals in the forest were forced to leave their homes. She realized that her boys wouldn't survive the journey if she brought them with her, so she decided to leave them with a nice man from Los Angeles named Dave Seville who was always kind to the forest animals. She told them that when spring came, she would finally return to get them but she saw how happy they were with Dave, and thought they would be better off with him. Eventually, Alvin forgives his mother, and they all part ways on a good note, promising to keep in touch.
Appearances in other mediaEdit
Vinny returns in Leroy and Stitch: Reflection, with Janice Karman reprising her role and she and her sons are now a happy family, but her youngest son Theodore decides to wander again, returning to her every couple of years because he still feels the need to help others. Vinny allows him to go, promising to welcome him home with a smile. Theodore, however, eventually becomes ravaged by a metabolic disease called "diabetes". Vinny convinces Theodore to go to a doctor, but he refuses to listen. Theodore then leaves for Kaohsiung, and he had promised Lilo Pelekai not fighting and killing, but instead helping innocent people. When he returns to Honolulu after a prolonged absence and they finally meet again, Theodore collapses into his mother's arms as he clutches her to him. Vinny, Alvin, and Simon notices Theodore's face becomes completely pale, signifying his death, which leaves Vinny, Alvin, and Simon saddened over his demise.