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Disney Finds Director For Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers Adaptation

May 18, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers

One of the staples of early 90s childhood is coming back, because there’s no case too big and no case too small. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer has been hired to direct Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid feature film version of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (The Muppets, Beauty and the Beast) will produce. It

Disney’s feature film reimagining of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers has found its director. It’s still unknown if the film will go to theaters or if it will be an exclusive for Disney+, which launches later this year. The animated series, which began in 1989, reinvented the Chip and Dale characters (themselves created in 1943) as a couple of private detectives who, with their team of pint-sized sleuths, solve cases for animal clients. It ran for three seasons before getting picked up in syndication and on the Disney Channel for the next decade.

The film will not be an origin story or a detective agency story, but all other details are being kept under wraps. All that is known is that it will be “meta,” “self-referential” and “cool.” The script was written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand. Louie Provost and Jessica Virtue will executive produce with Alex Young.