Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
Streaming Date: May 20
When Disney announced a reboot of Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, I was skeptical. For one, I have major reboot/prequel/sequel/spin-off fatigue. And of all the existing Disney property to revisit, why Chip and Dale? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed watching Rescue Rangers growing up (it was one of my brother’s favorites). It just didn’t seem like an obvious reboot choice.
Everything changed when the teaser dropped.
The reboot I didn’t know I needed follows Chip (John Mulaney) and Dale (Adam Samberg) 30 years after Recuse Rangers got canceled. Chip is living a responsible life working in insurance; Dale is chasing his glory days at cartoon conventions (and invested in CGI surgery). When toons – including a former cast mate – go missing, the duo has to reunite to save the day.
The Who Framed Roger Rabbit vibes are off the chart, and the trailer is a big old “I Spy” of characters and animation styles. With Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island directing, this is definitely going to be weird, wacky and fun. Plus the cast is stacked, including the legendary voices of Seth Rogen as Bob the Viking, J.K. Simmons as the claymation Detective Putty and Will Arnett as Mean Dean, a terrifying middle-aged clone of Peter Pan.
If loving this reboot is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m counting down the days until I can stream it on Disney+ later this month.