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

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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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


They need to bring Darkwing Duck back

Robert Walker on Feb 3, 2014



Sky on Feb 3, 2014



Matthew South on Feb 3, 2014


I Belgium they still show these on tv....wel at least rescue rangers and ducktails

Lord Wafkak on Apr 1, 2014


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.

avconsumer2 on Feb 4, 2014


They're rebooting DuckTales. Comes out in 2017.

Sheldon Brent Stroheker on Feb 25, 2015


Pleasedon'tsuck pleasedon'tsuck pleasedon'tsuck...

Peers on Feb 3, 2014


Never noticed the illogical nature of the hat until now.

DAVIDPD on Feb 3, 2014


I hope there will be lots of good spots in the theatres to hang ourselves from.

OfficialJab on Feb 3, 2014


Don't fuck this up.

Gex on Feb 4, 2014


Rescue Rangers all the way!

JEANYSANCHEZ on Feb 4, 2014


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.

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Feb 4, 2014



Nomis on Feb 5, 2014


Wrong video. That's the Rescuers Down Under, not Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers. Admittedly, it operates on a superficially similar premise, but Bernard and Bianca are mice. Chip and Dale are chipmunks. Not to mention it's a movie. This is what you're looking for:

Chris on Feb 21, 2014


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.

Shadow Hedgehog on Aug 20, 2014


If they keep the characters true to themselves, this will be GREAT!!! I think it should be fully animated. Don't you think Gadget and Monterey Jack would look weird in CG?

Mike Knight on Feb 28, 2015

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