Disney Pictures have picked up award-winning commercials director Robert Rugan's pitch for a live-action big screen adaptation of the classic cartoon chipmunk duo "Chip 'n Dale".
First appearing in a 1943 animated short and in the 1950s, the pair saw a reboot in the late 1980s with the cartoon series "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" as the pair ran a detective agency that helped animal clients.
Mandeville Films/TV are producing the new "Rescue Rangers"-inspired take which is envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid ala "The Smurfs" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". It is being described as an "origin story of sorts".
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing.
Source: Heat Vision