Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is shaping up to be a bizarre ode to classic Disney properties, and the latest trailer is stuffed full of nostalgic references.
The new movie coming to Disney Plus stars Andy Samberg and John Mulaney as Chip and Dale, three decades after the original Rescue Rangers show was canceled. In the new trailer, we can see the chipmunks interact with tons of Disney characters from days gone by,
Beauty and the Beast’s Lumière appears, as does Flounder from The Little Mermaid. You can also see the live-action version of The Lion King’s Pumba, Sneezy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a car from Pixar’s Cars series, a sheep from Shaun the Sheep, and a very frightening grownup Peter Pan.
The references extend beyond characters, too, as eagle-eyed viewers can spot a Keyblade from the Kingdom Hearts series, Jimmy Neutron’s iconic hair, and more. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what can be found in this trailer. See how many more characters and references you can spot by watching the video above.
The trailer shows how Chip and Dale have gone down different paths since their cartoon stardom in the 1990s. Chip got a job as an insurance agent, while Dale had CGI surgery (the cartoon equivalent of plastic surgery) and continues living in his past glory at fan conventions. When cartoon characters start going missing, Chip and Dale reunite for one more ride.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers was revealed on Disney Plus Day 2021, and is looking a lot different than classic Chip ‘n’ Dale fans might expect. In a trailer released earlier this year, we first learned just how meta the new movie looks.
Along with Samberg and Mulaney, Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers stars KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Tress MacNeille, Tim Robinson, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons, and Chris Parnell. The movie is set to debut on Disney Plus on May 20.
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