Some exciting casting news has been announced for the new live-action/CGI Disney+ Original Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers movie. The DisInsider is reporting that Corey Burton, who was the original voice for Dale and Zipper in the series, will be reprising those roles for the new film.
Burton has a long history of providing the voice for many Disney characters including Captain Hook and Ludwig Von Drake.
Original voice cast for the Rescue Rangers team, Tress MacNeille (Chip and Gadget), and Jim Cummings (Monterey Jack) are expected to return as well but has not been confirmed yet.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is set to be directed by Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), one-third of Lonely Island along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Tacoma. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who produced The Muppets as well as Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast are producing. Larry Fong (Batman V Superman) will do cinematography. It was written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (How I Met Your Mother).
No plot details are available at this time but it’s being reported that this will not be an origin story nor detective agency story. It is being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. The series aired a first episode on August 27, 1988 and then premiered on the Disney Channel on March 4, 1989. In 1990, it became a part of the Disney Afternoon line-up, where it aired until the fall of 1993.
In the series, Chip ‘n Dale head a small eccentric group of animal characters who monitor not only the “human” world, but the animal community as well, solving mysteries wherever they may be. “The Rescue Rangers take the cases that fall through the cracks.”
All 65 episodes of Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers are currently available to stream on Disney+.