The trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks is now online, and despite my not laughing once, nor cracking a single smile, it looks like 20th Century Fox will probably have another completely anonymous, CGI-live action blend, Garfield-type hit on its hands. The first film in that series did just a hair under $200 between domestic ($75 million) and international gate, and while the poor Stateside returns of 2006’s follow-up ($28 million) might have dinged chances for a third installment, the sequel still pulled in $113 million internationally. It’s quiet hits like these — movies that stalk and pocket big family dollars, but disappear from the consciousness of mainstream filmgoers on contact — that fill studio coffers, and allow them to actually make an originally penned, non-franchise or non-adaptation script every once in a while. To view the movie’s trailer, click above; to create your own character-based avatar, or, as they’re saying, to get ‘Munked, meanwhile, click here. Alvin and the Chipmunks opens nationwide December 14.