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Disney's next live-action remake is bringing back Chip 'n' Dale

Dan Seddon
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From Digital Spy

The House of Mouse is lining up its next live-action remake, with the beloved furry duo Chip 'n' Dale headed for a feature length movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Akiva Schaffer has signed on to direct the feature film, which will reimagine the TV series Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers as a CGI/live-action hybrid.

Disney's mischievous animated chipmunks running amok in the real world? Go on then.

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Beauty and the Beast's Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are attached as producers, while it remains to be seen whether the finished product will receive a theatrical release or simply be added to the streaming service Disney+.

Chip 'n' Dale were created back in 1943, but their most prominent time in the Disney limelight came via 1989's Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers TV show.

The series showed Chip as the brains whilst Dale became the lovable goofball as they ran a detective agency to help out animal clients.

The live-action remake's plot is being kept secret for now, although it will reportedly not play out as an origin tale. It's actually being described as "meta, self-referential and cool".

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