You’d be hard pressed to find an ’80s cartoon as iconic and memorable as Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. Not only was it filled to the brim with Disney charm, but it also boasted one of the catchiest pop-rock opening theme songs, like, ever. Seriously, if you haven’t heard it before, stop what you’re doing now and fix that sharpish. It still totally rocks, right?
Those of you who have heard of the lovable duo of crime-solving investigators, we have some pretty great news for you. The Hollywood Reporter brings us word that the upcoming feature film reimagining of Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers has officially confirmed its director. That’s right, Avika Shaffer, of The Lonely Island comedy trio fame, has been secured to helm the Disney pic.
Though the Mouse House has been trying to get a Rescue Rangers movie off the ground for about five years now, it’s finally moving forward with the project, which will apparently blend live-action with CG special effects. From a plot perspective, the premise is being described as very “meta” and self-referential”.
Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, the original show aired in 1989 on The Disney Channel, before making its way around the globe. The show focused on Chip, the brains behind the duo, and Dale, the lovable goofball, who ran a detective agency who — in true Disney fashion — helped out clients who were anthropomorphic animals.
Whether the movie will release in cinemas or the House of Mouse’s exclusive streaming service, Disney+, is still yet to be confirmed. However, we’ve just got our fingers crossed that it’ll hopefully be a better flick than those eye-meltingly bad Alvin And The Chipmunks live-action/CG movies. You remember those, right? Yeah, us neither.
But how about you? Are you excited to get your nostalgia on with a new Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers pic? Let us know in the usual place!