Chip and Dale are returning with a different kind of mission for Rescue Rangers that includes dealing with a very mean, older version of Peter Pan.
Disney+ has released the official trailer for its upcoming animated/live-action film Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, based on the characters popular from the ’80s animation series of the same name.
The chipmunk brothers are now voiced by Andy Samberg and John Mulaney and in two very different places in their lives, years after the show’s final run ended.
The trailer shows Dale relishing his celebrity status, even undergoing a “CGI surgery” to make himself more realistic.
On the other hand, Chip’s same old 2D version wants no part in his partner’s drastic lifestyle change and instead works as an insurance salesman.
Hilariously set to Saweetie and Doja Cat’s song “Best Friend,” the trailer reminds one of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” with a strong resemblance between the worlds they’re set in.
The inspiration is more apparent, considering Roger Rabbit will also have a cameo in the new film.
The trailer features a bunch of other Disney cameos, including characters from classic films like Cars, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and The Little Mermaid.
But most importantly, a character that stands out is the grumpy, villainous, older version of Peter Pan, who states, “I was always an Alvin and the Chipmunks person.” To which Chip replies, “You monster.”
As the duo bands together once again for a real-life adventure to solve the case of the six missing cartoon characters, Disney adds yet another nostalgic, light-hearted, fun movie to its classic animated collection.
Directed by Akiva Schaffer, from a script by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers streams on Disney+ on May 20.
About Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is an upcoming American live-action/animated action-adventure comedy film based on, and a continuation of, the animated TV series of the same name, as well as the animated Disney characters Chip and Dale.
The film is directed by Akiva Schaffer and written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand. The voice cast includes Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Keegan-Michael Key, Tress MacNeille, Tim Robinson, J.K. Simmons, and Chris Parnell.
It follows Chip and Dale, living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles. Decades after their successful television series was canceled, Chip is an insurance salesman, while Dale has had CGI surgery and desperately try to relive his glory days. When a former castmate mysteriously disappears, the two must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend’s life.