Move over Alvin, Simon and Theodore, there are new chipmunks in town!
According to The Hollywood Reporter there’s going to be a movie adaptation of Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers.
Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers was a popular animated show about two chipmunks, Chip and Dale, who ran a detective agency with their friends. The show started in 1989 and went on for three seasons and then ran for 10 years in syndication on the Disney Channel.
At first I was like “Okay! Yes! I would love to see Chip, Dale, Monterey Jack, Gadget and Zipper back in action!” And then I read the rest of it:
Plot details for Rangers are being squirreled away, but it will not be an origin story nor detective agency story. Rather, the take is being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script.
So now I’m worried. Sounds like yet another parody for the director Akiva Schaffer. I’m really not sure I like the idea. There’s no Detective Agency either, so how is this Rescue Rangers again?
Oh AND it’s going to be a Live-Action/CG hybrid. Weren’t the four Alvin and the Chipmunks movies enough? Never go Live-Action Chipmunk!
I sincerely hope they prove my worries unfounded and it turns out to be amazing, but with what I’ve been seeing so far with these reboots, I’m going to have to wait to see more before I can get on board with it! I think people were hoping for something along the lines of the new DuckTales. Updated, funny, embraces the source material and improves upon it, but this does NOT sound like that.
For those that don’t remember or would like to reminisce:
What do you think? Comment and let us know!