After 32 years away, Disney’s favorite chipmunk duo have returned to Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers, a satirical reunion film that portrays the eponymous couple as actors in a Hollywood hybrid of live-action and animation. The story, which borrows more than a little from that of 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?sees the heroes reunite to investigate a series of toon disappearances across Los Angeles, putting them in the crosshairs of an international network of criminals creating illegal animated properties.
A lot can change in three decades, including voice actors. Chip and Dale’s high-pitched squeals turn out to be vocal affectation, with the chipmunks and other denizens of Hollywood’s seedy underbelly voiced by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Here’s a brief guide on who voices the main characters and where viewers might recognize them from.
John Mulaney as Flea
When Rescue Rangers picks up, Chip – the more mature and analytical of the pair – has left the entertainment industry and earns a living selling insurance, though it’s clear he’s not completely happy with his lot in life. . John Mulaney got his start as a comedian and writer for Saturday Night Live before acting in projects like Big mouth and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Andy Samberg as Dale
Unlike Chip, Dale – the rambunctious and impulsive one – is still trying to make a career out of show business. Rescue Rangers sees him working the convention circuit while trying to get his old show rebooted, even going so far as to undergo “CGI surgery” to make himself look more modern. Like Mulaney, Andy Samberg is a veteran of SNLafter writing and starring in the sketch show for seven years before starring in the popular crime sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Samberg also has a successful music career as a third in comedy rap group The Lonely Island with fellow SNL writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer (who directs Rescue Rangers).
Kiki Layne as Ellie Steckler
Rescue RangersThe only notable human character ends up being Detective Ellie Steckler, a rookie LAPD officer investigating the missing toons who is also a big fan of the original. Rescue Rangers TV show. Layne’s breakout role was that of a leader in If Beale Street Could Talk before she appeared in streaming hits like The old guard and Coming 2 America.
JK Simmons as Captain Putty
Steckler’s LAPD boss is Captain Putty, a hard-nosed cop and malleable clay figure to the gummy. JK Simmons is a prolific artist known for his many projects in multiple mediums including ounces, Portal 2 and Whiplash, the latter of which won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Comic book fans will recognize him as J. Jonah Jameson in many Spider Man adaptations and Commissioner Gordon in Justice Leaguea role he is expected to reprise in the next bat girl.
Will Arnett as Sweet Pete
One of the main antagonists of Rescue Rangers is Sweet Pete, an unsettling take on a classic Disney character. Originally the star of Peter Pan, Pete (ironically) is the only toon who visibly ages over the decades. Unable to play his iconic role any further, he descended into a life of crime (a possible reference to Bobby Driscoll, the real-life voice of Peter Pan, who faced legal troubles as he later struggled with drug addiction. in his life). Arnett had his big break from the sitcom Development stopped and continued to perform in The Lego Batman Movie, Murderville and another series about an aging actor in a satirical Hollywood[d], BoJack Rider.
Seth Rogen as Bob the Viking
Sweet Pete’s lead in the film is Bob, a realistically rendered CGI warrior who hails from “The Uncanny Valley”, the era of computer animation that tried to look completely photorealistic but isn’t there. completely achieved. Rogen is, of course, one of the biggest names in comedy in Hollywood. Outside of headlining blockbusters like knocked up, Pineapple Express and Neighborshe and his writing partner Evan Goldberg have also produced several television comic book adaptations, including Preacher, Invincible and The boys.
Eric Bana as Monterey Jack
The former Tic and Tac co-star in the original Rescue Rangers show, Monterey Jack, has since lived a quiet life in Los Angeles, although he is still in the grip of his cheese addiction. Eric Bana takes over the role of Monty after being previously voiced by Peter Cullen and Jim Cummings. Bana is known for appearing in works like Black Hawk Down, Munich and 2009 star trek.
Keegan-Michael Key as Bjornson the Cheesemaker
Tic and Tac’s investigation of the missing toons leads them to Bjornson, Monty’s cheesemonger and a pastiche of The Muppets‘ Swedish Chief. Key was a cast member on mad tv before he and fellow performer Jordan Peele stood out with their own series of sketches, Key and Peele. He currently plays in Apple TV Schmiggadoon and those of Netflix The Pentaverate.
Tress MacNeille as Gadget Hackwrench
Another veteran of the original Rescue Rangers, Gadget served as the team’s genius mechanic and ace driver, two skills she’s since honed in her personal off-camera life. MacNeille is a voice acting veteran and one of the few performers to reprise their roles from the TV show. She is also known for appearing in projects like Animaniacs, The simpsons and Futurama.
Corey Burton and Dennis Haysbert as Zipper
The last member of the Rescue Rangers The cast, Zipper the housefly, is revealed to have married Gadget after the show’s conclusion and raised a litter of mouse/fly hybrid children with her. Corey Burton returns to provide Zipper’s indecipherable buzz while his “real” voice is that of Dennis Haysbert. In addition to his long tenure with the Disney Company, Burton has worked on projects like Transformers, Superman: The Animated Series and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Haysbert is known for his appearances in major league, far from paradise and 24in addition to being the official spokesperson for Allstate Insurance.
Tim Robinson as Ugly Sonic
By far the most surprising character in the cast of Rescue Rangers is Ugly Sonic, the original design of Sega’s iconic mascot for the sonic the hedgehog film, which has since tried to turn its infamy on the Internet into a real career. Rather than seeing Ben Schwartz reprise his role, Ugly Sonic is voiced by Tim Robinson, another SNL alum who has since co-created and starred in the series Detroiters and his own series of sketches I think you should go with Tim Robinson.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is available to stream on Disney+.
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