Andy Samberg and John Mulaney to Star in ‘Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Disney+ Movie. During The Walt Disney Company Investor Day 2020 we learned about dozens of confirmed and new titles coming to Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Disney+, National Geographic and more. One such confirmation was the development of a Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers live-action film for Disney+.
During the TWDC Investor Day the company shared a new synopsis for the film as well as the casting of John Mulaney and Andy Samberg as the titular chipmunks, stating:
“Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, a hybrid live-action-animated feature for Disney+, is in development. Akiva Schaffer (“Popstar”) directs, and John Mulaney and Andy Samberg are set to star in the title roles with Seth Rogen doing a cameo. Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers is slated for spring 2022.“
Chip and Dale have been causing mischief for the classic Disney characters since 1943, but became the Rescue Rangers in 1989 with the release of Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers. The film was a success and sparked a 3 season television series, with the characters wearing outfits inspired by Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and Magnum P.I (Tom Selleck).
Currently the only listed casting choices include the comedians Mulaney, Samberg, and Seth Rogen. Producers of the film, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who also produced The Muppets and Beauty and the Beast, announced Akiva Schaffer will direct the new film starring our mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale. The film will be set up as a “Meta” based story, but all other details on the film are being kept air tight by the studio and crew.
Currently, season 1 of Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers is available to stream on Disney+. It is unknown when season’s 2 and 3 will be added to the streaming service. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney+!
Source: The Walt Disney Company