Category: rescue rangers

Articles and information about the late 80s-early 90s Disney cartoon Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.

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.


Arcane’s Rescue Rangers on CnDO - May 20, 2014 by Ducky

Arcane’s Rescue Rangers Graphic Novel on the CnDO Network


We are very excited to announce that Chip ‘n’ Dale Online is the new host of Arcane’s Rescue Rangers, the epic graphic novel by Arcane (aka ArcaneTheWoof). 


Arcane's Rescue Rangers

Arcane’s Rescue Rangers Issue 1


The comic is linked to our forums for easily discussion and interaction with the author/artist. If you aren’t already familiar with Arcane’s work, I strongly encourage you to check it out.





Rumors of a New CG Rescue Rangers Movie Surface - February 3, 2014 by Ducky

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers Live Action Movie?



The Interwebs have been buzzing with rumors of a new live-action/CG movie based on Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. News of the possible movie appeared on the Hollywood Reporter, which seems to be the source other articles have been pointing to. While the news looks promising, it might be too early to get too excited, at least until there is an official press-release or a statement from someone who is directly involved with the project. 

Still, the mere possibility of having the Rangers IP revived beyond the short-lived comic strips is exciting and might be just what we need to breathe new life into the fandom… New movie, new games, new merchandise? Let’s hope so!

Disney Afternoon Intros - January 1, 2013 by Ducky

A trip down memory lane…


View the musical intro to the Disney Afternoon, plus all of the intros for Duck Tales, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and Darkwing Duck.


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



Schorhr’s CDRR RPG - July 11, 2011 by Ducky

All we can say here is “WOW!”

CDRR fan Schorhr has been working on a Rescue Rangers RPG, and he posted a demo and some screen shots in the forums. Please check it out, his work is nothing short of amazing.

Schorhr’s Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers RPG

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

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers comic #8 – FINAL - June 19, 2011 by Ducky

Final Issue of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers Coming Soon

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers #8 will be the last issue in the comic series by Kaboom! Studios (aka Boom! Studios for kids).   Here’s the summary currently displayed on Kaboom’s catalog page:

Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers 8

Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers #08 (Cover A)

Availability: Not yet released.


Writer(s): Ian Brill
Artist(s): Leonel Castellani

Everything is connected. Nothing is an accident. And in this cataclysmic conclusion to “Slipping Through the Cracks,” Chip ‘n’ Dale and the Rescue Rangers learn that a shadowy foe has been manipulating their every move! But who is responsible, and why? Find out why sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks and which two gumshoes are picking up the slack!

Diamond Code: MAY110943


The catalog also provides a link to a not-yet-released page for the trade paperback version of the comic.  It shows a listed price of $14.99.   Hopefully Boom! publishes enough of these to satisfy all of the Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers and Disney Afternoon fans out there who weren’t able to order some of the earlier issues.

Bryce Reviews: Gadget in Chains - June 15, 2011 by Bryce
Gadget in Pain: A Review of Loneheart’s Angsty Epic, Gadget in Chains

By: Bryce
Wherefore Gadget in Chains?

 For my first fanfic review, I’m going to analyze Loneheart’s Gadget in Chains. Why choose this particular fanfic? Because I hate it. It embodies everything that is wrong with angsty fanfiction driven by its appeal to the author’s own perverted mind, and yet it is undoubtedly the pinnacle of its art. Gadget in Chains is a work of dark and twisted genius, from which one cannot easily look away. One admires it against the protestations of the conscience, sort of like Riefenstahl’s Triumph des Willens.


One of the first things you will notice about Gadget in Chains is that it is long. Really, really long. In fact, it’s almost twice as long as Moby-Dick, or over four times as long as Moby-Dick.


The Man Behind the Madness


Gadget in Chains is the magnum opus of Loneheart, supposedly an unpublished writer turned calling center employee. I don’t know if that’s a factual biography or not, but he’s undoubtedly the Adolf Wölfli of Rescue Rangers fanfiction. It took seven years to write Gadget in Chains; you can read it on in a somewhat shorter period of time.

Alternately, on the Acorn Cafe you can find a version edited to comply with their restrictions on content. This version is much more succinct and has a good bit less in the way of fan (dis)service, you can get a copy here.

As mentioned previously, the contents seem to be largely dictated by appeal to the writer and it gets rather repetitive. One could be forgiven for thinking that the work was an attempt to refine prose descriptions of Gadget being strip-searched or beaten to high art. I’ll be honest, just reading some of this made me really uncomfortable. For the sake of brevity, and also because this is an illustrated review and I’d rather dislike earning myself a spot on a certain particularly infamous Encyclopedia Dramatica article, I’m going to skip most of that.


Still, Gadget is on the receiving end of so much suffering in this story that one gets the impression that the author originally meant to write a much shorter story, Gadget in Pains, wherein the titular mouse gets stuck on a glue board and must gnaw off her own leg to escape (and, probably, her clothing as well, since this is Loneheart we’re talking about), but then he saw The Shawshank Redemption.

Speaking of which, Gadget in Chains is laden with references to prison movies and literature; for example it has a lot more in common with Les Misérables than just the obvious facts that Gadget and Jean Valjean share a prisoner number and that both books are really long. This is by no means a bad thing; in fact, finding references was probably the most fun I had reading it. Then again, that’s probably just the kind of person I am.


Read the Rest of the Article…

BOOM! CDRR Comics Cancelled - June 5, 2011 by Ducky

In case you missed the forum post, CnDO member Malicia MaCawber has informed us that BOOM! will not continue to publish the Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers comics, ending the series with issue #8.

This is a sad day for Rescue Rangers fans, who had been treated to their first taste of fresh original official CDRR content since the TV series was cancelled back in the early 90s.


The only mention of this on the BOOM! studios website is in the forums, where a subscriber asked why CDRR was absent from the titles scheduled to be shipping in August 2011.  The reason given was  that issue #8 was to be the last issue “for the time being,” and that there were no plans to continue the series.  There has yet to be an official announcement explaining why the series was cancelled; all we know is that it will be replaced by the DuckTales comic in their publishing schedule.


Rescue Rangers #7 Cover A


 In other news, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers issue #7 is now available… better pick it up while you still can, before the CDRR comics are out of print.



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