Chipmunks Film Features Tropical Isles of Scilly

Alvin and the Chipmunks

A major Hollywood movie set in “The Isles of Scilly” opens to world-wide audiences on Friday, but there are concerns that they’ve featured the wrong Scilly.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, Chipwrecked, mixes film and computer animation to bring the talking and singing animals to life.

But the Isles of Scilly they are supposedly marooned on looks more tropical than our own sub-tropical paradise.

Liam Herring of the Tourist Information Centre says there could be some confusion because there’s an Isle of Scilly in the French-speaking islands of the South Pacific.

He’s contacted some websites, including Wikipedia that are describing the film asking them to correct the information.

Sophie Hughes says it’s not necessarily bad news that they have featured the wrong Scilly and the publicity is still welcome, but it is important to correct any wrong information.