Disney is bringing back Chip and Dale for a brand-new series on Disney+. The company confirmed the new show during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on Tuesday morning, confirming that the new shorts are already in production, and scheduled to release as a Disney+ Original.
Each episode is thirty-nine minutes, and they star the lovable chipmunks Chip and Dale. The rascals will be non-verbal this time around, but still up to their typical brand of mischief. Directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice, the new series puts the chipmunks in the big city. The animation style seems to be a continuation of the same procedure currently used for the “Mickey Mouse” series, and “DuckTales.”
During the event, Disney also discussed the “Monsters Inc.” spinoff “Monsters at Work.” That series is also coming to Disney+, currently planned for 2020. We reported earlier this year that Billy Crystal and John Goodman are returning as Mike and Sulley, alongside Ben Feldman, Jennifer Tilly, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson. Other additions include Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Stanton, and Aisha Tyler.
According to Disney, the show picks up six months after the original “Monsters Inc.” movie. Monstropolis runs on children’s laughter and mechanic Tylor Tuskmon hopes to be just like his heroes Mike and Sulley.
Fans of the two franchises will have to wait a little longer to get a firm premiere date, but more information on the two shows should be released over the next few months as we head closer to the launch of Disney+. The Disney+ streaming service launches in the U.S. on November 12, 2019, and is the new home for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic series. Disney already has several “Star Wars” and “Marvel” series lineup up, so fans will have plenty to stream when the service launches later this fall.
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