Disney’s classic chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, may soon be revived in a live-action/CG hybrid feature, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The trade paper revealed yesterday afternoon that Disney has optioned a pitch from commercial director Robert Rugan, whose most well known project is an animated condom advert for Durex.
The proposed film would be the origin story for the chipmunks’ role as detectives in the late-Eighties TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman’s Mandeville Films/TV, which has a first-look deal with Disney, would produce. Their company is also responsible for the recent Muppets film series for Disney.