Chip ‘n’ Dale are getting an animated Disney+ reboot. It was announced this week that the mischievous duo will star in a series of shorts for Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.

Update (11:30 am):

  • In addition to the Chip ‘n’ Dale shorts series, it was also revealed at the Annecy Film Festival that 101 Dalmatian Street will be coming to Disney+.
  • The has been a popular hit with audiences in Europe and soon fans around the world will be able to enjoy these adventures.

  • D23 shared the news in their recap of announcements from Annecy and notes, “the series, follows the story of Dylan, Dolly, and their 97 younger puppy siblings.”

What’s happening:

  • Disney is rebooting a beloved animated shorts series for their upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
  • During a presentation at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France, Disney announced the return of Chip ‘n’ Dale to an episodic format.
  • Variety reports that the announcement was made during the Disney Channels and Disney Plus Animated Series press conference.  
  • The series is being developed by Disney’s London-based team along with Paris-based producer, Xilam.

About the new Chip ‘n’ Dale series: 

  • “The series’ 39, seven-minute episodes will be produced using traditional animation styles and feature contemporary slap-stick narratives as the furry pair struggle with life in the big city.”

What they’re saying:

  • Hélène Etzi, country manager at The Walt Disney Company France: “Animation continues to be one of the cornerstones of Disney magic and story-telling, across Disney Channels and excitedly, now on the new streaming platform, Disney Plus. “As a company, we are privileged to work with so many creative masterminds, both here in France and across Europe, who are first in class when it comes to relaying timeless stories for all members of the family.”
  • Orion Ross, VP of animation, digital and acquisitions for Disney Europe & Africa: “This is a hugely busy and exciting year and there’s no better time to be working in animation, which continues to be at the heart of what we do at Disney. We are proud to announce this exciting slate, working with phenomenally talented international creatives to deliver stories that are full of fun, creating characters that are extremely loveable, and showcasing a breadth of animation styles.”

ICYMI: 

  • In addition to the Chip ‘n’ Dale shorts series for Disney+, the company is also reportedly looking to develop a Rescue Rangers film starring the duo. Earlier this year it was announced that Akiva Schaffer of Lonely Island had been tapped to helm the live-action/CGI project for Disney.
 
 

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