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'Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers' Getting Live-Action CG Hybrid Movie

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February 3, 2014
Source: THR

Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers

Children of the 90s remember the theme song, and now a new generation just might become acquainted with a new chipmunk team on the big screen. While everyone is familiar with Alvin and the Chipmunks and their disastrous live-action, CG hybrid film franchise, Disney has their own team of chipmunks with ties to nostalgia as well. The duo of Chip 'n' Dale appeared in various Disney shorts in the 1940s and 1950s, but they found a much bigger audience when they became Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers, running a detective agency and saving animal friends. Now that action adventure iteration is headed for the big screen.

If you need something to be stuck in your head all day, here's the animated series' title sequence:

THR has word that commercials director Robert Rugan will write the new version that will act as an origin story of our heroes. Mandeville Films, the company behind The Muppets franchise at Disney, will produce the film which will likely be in the same style as other live-action and computer animated hybrids like The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Now a whole new generation of kids will be confused by the fact that "Chip 'n' Dale" sounds exactly like the nomenclature of male strippers. Anyone interested?

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  • Robert Walker
    They need to bring Darkwing Duck back
    • Sky
      Ducktails!
      • Matthew South
        Tailspin!
        • Lord Wafkak
          I Belgium they still show these on tv....wel at least rescue rangers and ducktails
      • avconsumer2
        I definitely would've gone with Ducktails first. Pretty sure they just re-released an HD remastered version of one of the games for multiplatform.
  • Peers
    Pleasedon'tsuck pleasedon'tsuck pleasedon'tsuck...
  • DAVIDPD
    Never noticed the illogical nature of the hat until now.
  • OfficialJab
    I hope there will be lots of good spots in the theatres to hang ourselves from.
  • Gex
    Don't fuck this up.
  • JEANYSANCHEZ
    Rescue Rangers all the way!
  • Miguel Garay Boszeta
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !! OK, big fan of Chip 'n Dale RR here, and I'm both excited and worried. Let's see who this will work. FYI; go read the 8 issues of the comic book from Boom! Studios for 5 years ago, is amazing.
  • Nomis
    NOOOOO PLEASE NOT CG AND LIVE ACTION...MAKE IT FULL CARTOON LIKE THE GOOD OLD WAY...DON'T DO THIS TO ME AND MY CHILDHOOD...
  • Shadow Hedgehog
    When I was a kid. This was my first favorite cartoon of all times. Words can't describe how much I loved it. Re-watching it now, I see it's rather silly, one-time characters are stereotypical and the show is rather formulaic. But besides these faults... I still feel so much attached to it. Maybe because of the opening song. It is just so melodic and epic to listen to. I loved the action, despite now I see the action scenes were sparse and kind of short. It seems that today it's a common practice to make live-action/CGI movies. I don't know how I feel about that. I can't say it will ruin my childhood, since I didn't follow anything related to Rescue Rangers for like 15 years. I think that even live-action CGI can be made. I just don't want it to end up silly like Smurfs. And I don't want the writers to try and adhere to the superficial values of the original show to make it look like it's the real thing. You must always understand the soul. You can't write the script in a way that Chip and Dale are bickering, Gadget is making new inventions while being oblivious to how dangerous those are and Montery only being interested in cheese. Don't make it ... "cheesy" like that. Don't have the superficial shallow values to take over the script. And don't make the absurdity of the cartoon concept keep constantly undermining the story. I am fed up with the 4th wall breaks how "normal" characters need to constantly bring up that something is crazy and stupid and that this would normally never happen. I equally don't like when some characters are acting like they are walking TV-tropes page and constantly comment on what trope just happened. If you really want to make a good live action/CGI movie... just make the characters believe in their own world. And don't make them aware of the storytelling practices. Unless it makes sense for the plot (for example Dale having some knowledge from comics). If you can make all of those things right and at top of that if you can write a story that doesn't feel like a contrived mess - I can guarantee you that I will love it.

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