During the late ’80s and early ’90s, Disney pulled characters from their classic films and repurposed them for a slew of animated television series. There was DuckTales, with Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Baloo of Jungle Book was re-imagined for TaleSpin.
The company’s two, often antagonistic, chipmunks were given an upgrade (and a voice) as leading characters in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Chip and Dale led a ragtag gang of crime solvers and had an odd couple-like relationship. Running for only two seasons, the animated children’s comedy was a part of “The Disney Afternoon” lineup.
Whether the pair, Gadget, Monterey Jack, and Zipper were facing off against mafioso Fat Cat or evil scientist Norton Nimnul, hilarity was always ensured. The show left its impact – and even made history during the Cold War.
Find out more about that, and other things you don’t know about the late, but great, series – which finished it’s run a little more than 25 years ago.