Award-winning comedy veteran Andy Gordon has written and produced such shows as Back to You (CBS), Just Shoot Me (NBC), News Radio (NBC), Get a Life (Fox), The Jeff Foxworthy Show (ABC), Dream On (HBO) and Mad About You (NBC), for which he received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. With former writing partner Eileen Conn, he co-created the NBC comedy DAG, starring David Alan Grier, and co-wrote the play Arrivals & Departures, which premiered at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Gordon has also done punch-up on dozens of movies, including Curious George, Ant Bully, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Walter the Farting Dog, Space Chimps, and Meet Dave. Most recently, Gordon co-wrote the cheerleader comedy Fired Up, which will hit theaters in March of 2009.
Davis said the "Chimps" game will be on shelves a few weeks before the film's debut, following a formula Brash used successfully with its first title, a game based on the holiday hit "Alvin and the Chipmunks."
Over the next year, Brash announced a series of movie and TV game adaptations, including , and , as well as for an unnamed tie-in. However, Brash's initial film-based games , , and Alvin and the Chipmunks were received even more poorly than their film inspirations. According to the NPD Group, the former has sold just over 47,000 units domestically on the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2, with the latter game selling just 1,000 units more on the Wii, PC, DS, 360, and PS2.