Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend’s life.

  • Released: 2022-05-20
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Stars: John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Tress MacNeille, Corey Burton, Tim Robinson, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons, Chris Parnell, Paula Abdul, Ben Schwartz, Isabel Hainer, Da'Vone McDonald, Akiva Schaffer, Rachel Bloom, Juliet Donenfeld, Liz Cackowski, Mason Blomberg, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett, June Schaffer, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jorma Taccone, Alan Oppenheimer, Hazel Schaffer, Charles Fleischer, Paul Rudd, David Tennant, Heather Dragulescu, Sean Rohani, Jake Matthew Cohen, Jonathan Verweij, Kai Zen, Sophie Fatu, Rachel Samiri, Matt Cook, Greg Chun, Tad Stones, Krystal Alvarez, Scott Whyte, Nneoma Sampson, Jean Gilpin, Jovana Lara, Victor Turpin, James Joseph Pulido, James M. Black, Kenzo Lee, J. Anthony McCarthy, Dan Gregor, Cole Massie, Jessie Hendricks, Philena Franklin, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Matt Nolan, Tom Antonellis, Doug Mand, Julian Graham, Boo Radley, Abdullah Saeed Fawaz Al-Kubaisi, Anthony Molinari
  • Director: Akiva Schaffer
  • arlochard - 26 August 2023
    Epic Crossover!
    That movie was amazing because it's like where animation and live-action have joined together just like in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Some of the Disney characters have been bootlegged into rip offs of our favorite Disney movies. That is crazy because we saw that the Peter Pan villain was fired due to his age and he has grew fat. Some of the characters that we have seen from other non-Disney movies like Mantis from Kung Fu Panda, and BOB from Monsters vs. Aliens, Ugly Sonic from the teaser trailer of Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), and the characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and we got to see of course, Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • ItsJustSlater - 12 January 2023
    Sadly disappointing
    I watched the Rescue Rangers as a kid and loved it. Fast forward well into adulthood and I have all the seasons and I still enjoy watching them when I decide to have a cartoon day. When I saw they were making a movie I was hesitantly optimistic.

    But ultimately the movie didn't do anything for me. It just felt like a nostalgia cash grab. The only part I found mildly entertaining, and kept my watching, was seeing how many cameos I could spot in the background. But that doesn't make a good movie, it just made it feel even more like a cash grab with no substance.

    But hey, at least it was better than the stuff Disney has been putting out lately. Not that the bar is very high...
  • Darwinskid - 23 September 2022
    Could have been this generation's Wild Wild West, instead is more akin to this generation's Roger Rabbit.
    I was not thrilled to see this after the marketing just failed to excite me on just about every level. Being honest, I had flashbacks of 1999's box office stinker Wild Wild West with what appeared to be desperate attempts to appear "hip" and clever to the audience and with not one single joke landing for me. To my surprise though, it was defnitely not what I was fearing it would turn out to be and instead was what I had assumed they were trying to be, namely a contemporary Who Framed Roger Rabbit? And to put icing on the cake, Roger Rabbit himself cameos in the film.

    This is a pretty clever and fun film that will keep you entertained from start to finish with many unexpected cameos and good commentary on the entertainment industry, if you were unresponsive to the humor as presented in the trailers you might just have a different reaction when seeing the full film. Mulaney and Samberg have superb chemistry as the titular characters.
  • Benjamin-M-Weilert - 18 August 2022
    A hilarious meta-analysis of nostalgia and reboots.
    Nostalgia can be tricky to balance. There's nostalgia that feels pandering, even to the demographic it's aimed at. Then there's nostalgia that's so meta that only those deep scholars of the source material would get the inside jokes. As a Millennial, I found Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) scratched an itch for balanced nostalgia I didn't even know I had. It's a shame that Disney tossed it onto Disney+ instead of getting a wider theatrical release because the comedy in this movie was top-notch.

    This movie was so smartly written that I laughed out loud more often than not. All the brief references it hid in plain view, but without drawing a cringey, eye-winking nod to it, was a welcome change to how most movies handle nostalgia reboots. Even modern references like Ugly Sonic were hilarious, mostly because they "went there." Of course, the movie still brought attention to it via the meta examination of nostalgia references, which somehow made it OK. I think they could have perhaps done a little better at the roto-scoped/cel-shaded style of some characters, but perhaps it was the easiest way to get this movie out into the world.

    I grew up watching the Chip 'n Dale show on TV, so I was already familiar with the dynamic of the characters. What this film didn't prepare me for was the meta-analysis of a world similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) where animated B-list television stars try to remain relevant through the changing times. This film really hits the nail on the head by critiquing the child star meat grinder-as well as Hollywood's incessant desire to use endless nostalgia to reboot properties-all while still being appropriate for children.

    A hilarious meta-analysis of nostalgia and reboots, I give Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 4.5 stars out of 5.