Disney is moving ahead with a live-action movie based on the animated series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers according to the Hollywood Reporter. The original series, which ran 65 episodes in 1989-1990, was produced by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. The new movie is to be a hybrid live-action film with animated characters, and will be produced through Mandeville Films.
Mandeville Films is an in-house Disney production company, and has previously produced Muppets Most Wanted. Director Robert Rugan is pushing this project as a live-action/cg animation project akin to the recent Scooby-Doo or Smurf films.
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers was one of Disney’s first self-produced animated television series. In the series, Chip and Dale start their own detective agency. The chipmunks stock in trade are crimes “too small” for the police to deal with. The serious-minded Chip and daffy Dale are assisted by young mouse pilot and inventor Gadget, mouse Monterey Jack, and Zipper the Fly in their battle against injustice.
No release date has yet been set.