We have a new update for the long awaited live-action/CGI film “Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers.” This film, which is based off of the 90’s animated series of the same name, has been in development for years; now, fans might not have to wait too much longer!
Production and filming for this adaptation is set to begin next spring in Los Angeles, California; however, fans will not be able to see this film in theaters. The studio behind it is prepping the movie to be released on Disney+ as an original film. At this time, no official release date has been set.
The film will be directed by Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. It is rumored that the original voice cast from the series (Corey Burton as Chip/Gadget, Tress MacNeille as Dale/Zipper and Jim Cummings as Monterey Jack) are expected to return, though this has not been confirmed. The plot of the film has also not been confirmed; however, we do know that it will not be an origin story.
The original “Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” was a hit Disney Channel show that premiered on March 4th, 1989; the series followed Chip and Dale’s detective agency, called the Rescue Rangers. With their friends Monterey Jack, Gadget Hackwrench and Zipper, the detectives took on cases to help other fellow animals. The show also featured two main villains: Aldrin Klordane and his Tabby named Fat Cat.
The series ended on November 19th, 1990, though reruns were shown for three years after the end date, on the Disney Channel. Currently, the show is available on Disney+, allowing fans to get brought up to speed before the live action film is released.