**MAJOR SPOILER WARNING FOR CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS**
The Illuminerdi’s We’re Always Watching is our new movie podcast where members of this nerd collective discuss the newest movies to hit theaters and streaming services. On We’re Always Watching we will give listeners a bit of insight into the filmmaking process as we look back at the pre-production and production news during filming. We’ll also go through any exclusives we had about this project and look at which were true and if any weren’t, why that might be. We will also of course be breaking down and giving our in-depth review of the movie.
THE ILLUMINERDI’S WE’RE ALWAYS WATCHING: CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS
This week Kevin Fenix, one of our editors, Caitlin Tyrrell, one of our journalists and features manager, and Jezzer, of The Illuminerdi’s Ranger Wrap Up, are diving into the hilarity and meta craziness of Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers. Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers takes the famed chipmunks and their investigative team from the beloved 90s Disney animated series on a whole new kind of adventure with a fun meta twist full of wild and unexpected cameos that include characters from numerous different companies, and even new life for Ugly Sonic and his terrifying human teeth.
In this episode of We’re Always Watching we discuss the new Disney Plus live-action animation hybrid which features CGI, 2D, and even Claymation. Kevin, Caitlin, and Jezzer talk about the craziest cameos, how shockingly real certain elements of Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers is, and the surprising darkness within the film’s story. With many, including our Watchers, comparing Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers to the famed live-action animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit the film has an impressive legacy to meet.
The Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers animated series originally aired from 1989 – 1990, but was syndicated and aired for over a decade and was a key part of the beloved Disney Afternoon. The entire series is available to watch on Disney Plus now. The Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers film takes a meta approach to a sequel not set within the world of the Rescue Rangers series. Instead, the film includes Chip, Dale, and the rest of their crew as actors within the television series, Rescue Rangers. Audiences don’t need to watch the animated series to understand the movie unless, of course, they want to see more wacky adventures featuring Disney’s famous chipmunk duo.
ABOUT CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS
Release date: May 20, 2022
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Writer: Dan Gregor & Doug Mand
Based On: Rescue Rangers
Distributed by: Disney Plus
Cast: John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogan, J.K. Simmons, Kiki Layne
Synopsis: Thirty years after their popular television show ended, chipmunks Chip and Dale live very different lives. When a cast member from the original series mysteriously disappears, the pair must reunite to save their friend.
Be sure to check out The Illuminerdi’s We’re Always Watching podcast to find out what Kevin, Caitlin, and Jezzer thought of Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers. Stay tuned for more in-depth reviews, breakdowns, and behind-the-scenes looks into the latest releases! Share your thoughts with The Illuminerdi on our social media or Kevin Fenix, Caitlin Tyrrell, and Jezzer directly!