I’ve always admired the Corporation of the World Disney for continuing to refresh their original lineup of cartoon characters for each generation. DuckTales to House of Mouse was my era, but one show I never watched was Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers.
Well, in addition to the live-action reimagining currently in the works, Disney+ has just announced a new animated Chip ‘n’ Dale series for the streaming service, done in a “non-verbal, classic style comedy.”
Here are the details:
The show is developed by Disney’s London-based animation team in collaboration with Xilam Animation in Paris. The series will be fully produced by Xilam, an award-winning independent production studio known around the world for visual invention and cartoon comedy. The 39 x seven-minute episodes will feature the return of Disney’s much-loved chipmunk troublemakers in a non-verbal, classic style comedy, following the ups and downs of two little creatures living life in the big city. Combining a traditional style of animation with contemporary, comedic narratives, Chip ‘n’ Dale is directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice.
Based on the preview image above, it looks like the show will be borrowing the style seen in Disney’s current run of Mickey Mouse shorts. Check out “Potatoland” below.
With Mickey Mouse, the new DuckTales (which is actually crazy good and I encourage you to check it out), and soon Chip ‘n’ Dale, there will be a lot of content for Disney fans to check out involving the great Mickey Mouse and gang!
What are your thoughts on Disney bringing back Chip ‘n’ Dale for a new generation? I’m all for more slapstick antics, myself!