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Rescue Rangers Dispatch Desk, June 1990 - August 6, 2016 by Ducky

Rescue Rangers Dispatch Desk

Some Chatter About Chipmunks

Originally written by David Cody Weiss and David Seidman, Co-Editors of Disney’s Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers comic book, published in June of 1990.

On April 12th, 1943, American movie audiences everywhere saw two anonymous chipmunks descend from a tree to make the life of Pluto, Mickey Mouse’s dog, a little more – – interesting.

 These two rambunctious rodents, who weren’t even given names until their third appearance in 1947 (and in fact were called Chip an’ Dale rather than the familiar Chip ‘n’ Dale), sent audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter by doing only two things – – searching frantically for edible goodies, and driving the blood pressure of excitable folk like Pluto and Donald Duck straight through the roof. Not a tough job description, given that the most delectable goodies always seemed to be found in Pluto’s dish or in Donald’s pantry.

Having found honest employment as hired nuisances, Chip and Dale lost no time in making a successful career of it. Over the next 40 years, the chips made 24 short subjects showcasing their skill at creating chaos.

But the carefree, irresponsible days of youth must give way to more serious endeavors, so in 1988 Chip and Dale decided to settle down and get serious – – for them. They gave up being troublemakers and Duck-tormentors and decided instead to make the world a better place for other animals. Once they set about to do good and help others, it wasn’t long before like-minded types showed up to support the effort. And so in fall of 1988, the Disney Channel proudly debuted the new adventures of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.

The popular response to the chipmunks’ reformation was so great that in the fall of 1989 their new show made the leap to broadcast TV. In nearly every major American community the new adventures of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers is enjoyed by millions of TV viewers every weekday afternoon. And in the fall of 1990, Chip and Dale will take their place alongside DuckTales, The Gummi Bears and brand-new Talespin as part of the Disney Afternoon.

With feature film and television successes tucked firmly away, it was inevitable that the animal adventurers would look toward the four-color page for their next triumph. The very comic book you’re holding in your hands, in fact.

But before we introduce the latest chipster challenge, let’s let Chip and Dale have a chance to acknowledge some of the little-known performers who have helped make their television show a hit.

These are the fine character actors whose performance is heard every day on Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers:

Corey Burton portrays the voices of ZIPPER, DALE, SNOUT, and MOLE.

Tress MacNeille portrays the voices of CHIP and GADGET.


Peter Cullen portrays the voices of MEPS, KIRBY and MULDOON.

 Welcome to the first issue of Disney Comics’ Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. Every month we plan to bring you the funniest, most exciting adventures of your favorite animated TV characters. And, as with every other Disney Comics magazine, we plan to do it with the best writers and artists available in the world. Say goodbye to dull, humdrum comic stories – – the Rescue Rangers are here! 

 This month’s story is an adaptation of the TV special documenting how the Rescue Rangers came to be. The original script was by Tad Stones and Kevin Hopps. Our comic-book adaptation was ably translated by Scott Saavedra (who writes and draws a wonderfully absurd comic called It’s Science! With Dr. Radium!), penciled by Hector Saavedra (no relation to our scripter), inked by Nestor Torriero, lettered by Steve Haynie, and colored by Jo Meugniot.


Chip ‘n’ Dale on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - May 23, 2012 by Ducky

Golly, Dale…

Chip ‘n’ Dale have been making appearances on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with voices similar to what we heard on Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.  For a while after Rescue Rangers was taken off the air, Disney used Tress MacNeille for both Chip and Dale in TV appearances so they would sound more like “classic” Chip ‘n’ Dale (e.g., House of Mouse). Disney has taken a different approach with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse because Corey Burton has been “reinstated” as Dale, causing the duo to sound a lot more like they did on Rescue Rangers. And fans of Gadget should notice that Tress is also providing the voice of Daisy Duck, who tends to use the word “golly” a lot, which makes for even more CDRR nostalgia



Peter Cullen vs Jim Cummings - June 29, 2011 by Ducky

A Challenger Appears…


Battle of the Jacks

Cullen vs Cummings


Who was the better Monterey Jack? Peter Cullen or Jim Cummings?


Voice your opinion in the comments
Voice your opinion in the comments

to hear the side-by-side comparison…


Read the rest of this post to hear the Jacks duke it out

BOOM! no longer publishing classic Disney comics? - April 21, 2011 by Ducky

Donald Duck and Friends

According to the UK entertainment website Digital Spy, BOOM! Studios may no longer be publishing comics based on classic Disney licenses such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Uncle Scrooge.


A listing of upcoming issues in the Diamond Comic Distributors Previews catalog for July suggests that BOOM! will continue to publish other Disney titles such as Darkwing Duck and Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. 



So far these are unconfirmed rumors.  BOOM! Studios has yet to confirm or comment on this, and so far there is no mention in their official blog of the classic Disney series disappearing.







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