The TV Show

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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is a cartoon that was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation in the late 1980s.

The show follows the adventures of the Rescue Rangers, a team of four rodents and a fly that take it upon themselves to fight crime.


After the success of the first two Disney Afternoon shows, Gummi Bears and Duck Tales, it was time to produce a third show. Work began in 1988, and the first idea presented by Tad Stones and his team was to base it on the 1977 animated feature The Rescuers. However, this idea was discarded on request by Jeffrey Katzenberg who had just begun to work on the sequel The Rescuers Down Under which was to hit the theaters in 1990.

However, the main idea of using small animals as heroes in the world of the humans remained. The next concept was called Metro Mice and involved these main characters:

Some concept art was created, digital copies of a few pieces of which with Kit, Colt, and Gadget on them ended up in the hands of Rangerphiles later. Only one drawing is known with the whole team of six on it, it can be seen in the making-of documentary Chip 'n Dale's Excellent Adventure.

Again, the concept did not get Jeffrey Katzenberg's and Michael Eisner's approval. Known characters (except Bernard and Miss Bianca, that is) would work best. For obvious reasons, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and the like didn't work at all, though. But finally, Eisner himself suggested Chip 'n Dale, and Katzenberg gave his trademark comment, "Home Run!" The name Metro Mice was abandoned, chipmunks replaced Kit Colby, and the non-rodent characters were discarded in favor of the housefly Zipper. Still, all five characters had to be worked on before the first episodes could be produced, Gadget's appearance in particular; this can be seen in the differences between the characters' appearances in the show and in the concept art.

On August 27, a movie version of To the Rescue was aired on Disney Channel to test the show's public acceptance. Some scenes which can be seen in the five episodes are missing in this version, and other scenes were cut out when the five episodes were produced.

On March 5, 1989, season 1 premiered on Disney Channel with Piratsy Under the Seas as the first episode. Later the same year, the entire show was added to the Disney Afternoon line-up. On November 19, 1990, They Shoot Dogs, Don't They? was the last episode to have its premiere, and the other episodes were re-aired. In 1993, the show was taken off syndication and replaced by Bonkers. The last episode was aired on September 3.


You can view the full list here, but below is a list of primary characters:

The Heroes



Gadget Hackwrench

Monterey Jack (Monty)


The Villains

Fat Cat

Norton Nimnul

The Episodes

65 episodes were created in total. Each episode ran for approximately 22 minutes.

Here is a complete listing:

  1. Piratsy Under the Seas
  2. Catteries Not Included
  3. Dale Beside Himself
  4. Flash the Wonder Dog
  5. Out to Launch
  6. Kiwi's Big Adventure
  7. Adventures in Squirrelsitting
  8. Pound of the Baskervilles
  9. Risky Beesness
  10. Three Men and a Booby
  11. The Carpetsnaggers
  12. Bearing Up Baby
  13. Parental Discretion Retired
  14. To the Rescue (Part 1)
  15. To the Rescue (Part 2)
  16. To the Rescue (Part 3)
  17. To the Rescue (Part 4)
  18. To the Rescue (Part 5)
  19. A Lad in a Lamp
  20. The Luck Stops Here
  21. Battle of the Bulge
  22. Ghost of a Chance
  23. An Elephant Never Suspects
  24. Fake Me to Your Leader
  25. Last Train to Cashville
  26. A Case of Stage Blight
  27. The Case of the Cola Cult
  28. Throw Mummy From the Train
  29. A Wolf in Cheap Clothing
  30. Robocat
  31. Does Pavlov Ring a Bell
  32. Prehysterical Pet
  33. A Creep in the Deep
  34. Normie's Science Project
  35. Seer No Evil
  36. Chipwrecked Shipmunks
  37. When Mice Were Men
  38. Chocolate Chips
  39. The Last Leprechaun
  40. Weather or Not
  41. One Upsman-Chip
  42. Shell Shocked
  43. Love Is A Many Splintered Thing
  44. Song of the Night 'n Dale
  45. Double O'Chipmunk
  46. Gadget Goes Hawaiian
  47. It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale
  48. Short Order Crooks
  49. Mind Your Cheese and Q's
  50. Out of Scale
  51. Dirty Rotten Diapers
  52. Good Times, Bat Times
  53. Pie in the Sky
  54. Le Purrfect Crime
  55. When You Fish Upon a Star
  56. Rest Home Rangers
  57. A Lean on the Property
  58. The Pied Piper Power Play
  59. Gorilla My Dreams
  60. The S.S. DrainPipe
  61. Zipper Come Home
  62. Puffed Rangers
  63. A Fly in the Ointment
  64. A Chorus Crime
  65. They Shoot Dogs, Don't They

Official Video Releases

VHS Tapes

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Crime Busters VHS tape

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Undercover Critters VHS tape

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Super Sleuths VHS tape

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Danger Rangers VHS tape

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Double Trouble VHS tape

Rescue Rangers Theme Video

Witcheroo! VHS tape

Laser Discs

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Danger Rangers/Super Sleuths Laser Disc

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Crime Busters/Double Trouble Laser Disc

US DVD Boxes

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 1 DVD box

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 2 DVD box

European DVDs

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 1 DVD

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 2 DVD

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 3 DVD

UK DVD boxes

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 1/2/3 UK DVD box



Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (Video Game) for Nintendo Entertainment System.

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (Video Game) for Nintendo Entertainment System.

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventure in Nimnul's Castle for DOS ([1])


Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers by Disney Comics, officially abbreviated CDRR

Mini-comics in Disney Adventures magazine

The Secret Casebook, a set of standalone stories

Disney's Colossal Comics Collections, compilations of Disney Adventures and Secret Casebook stories

Boom! comics


Rescue Rangers Fire Safety Adventure

Title in Other Languages

Bulgarian: Чип и Дейл: Спасителен отряд

Chinese: 救難小福星(Jiù Nàn Xiǎo Fú Xīng, Taiwan&Hong Kong) 救援突击队(Jiù Yuán Tū Jī Duì, Mainland China)

Czech: Chip a Dale - Rychlá rota

Danish: Chip og Chap Nøddepatruljen

Dutch: Knabbel en Babbel - Rescue Rangers

Finnish: Tikun ja Takun pelastuspartio

French: Tic et Tac - Les Rangers du Risque

German: Chip und Chap - Die Ritter des Rechts

Greek: Τσιπ και Ντέηλ - Υπερασπιστές του Δικαίου

Hebrew: צ'יפ ודייל שומרי היער

Hungarian: Chip és Dale - Csipet Csapat

Italian: Cip & Ciop Agenti Speciali

Kannada: ಚಿಪ್ಪು ಮತ್ತು ದೇಲು (chippu mattu delu)

Korean: 다람쥐 구조대(Daramjui Gujodae) means Chipmunk Rescue Rangers

Japanese: チップとデールの大作戦 (Chippu to Dēru no Daisakusen)

Lithuanian: „Čipas ir Deilas skuba į pagalbą“

Norwegian: Snipp og Snapp : Redningspatruljen

Polish: Brygada RR also known as Chip i Dale - Brygada Ryzykownego Ratunku

Portuguese: Tico e Teco e os Defensores da Lei or Tico e Teco e o Commando Salvador

Russian: Чип и Дейл спешат на помощь (Chip i Deil speshat na pomoshch')

Slovak: Rýchla rota Chipa a Dalea

Spanish: Chip y Dale Comando de Rescate, Chip y Dale Al Rescate, Chip y Dale Rescatadores and Chip y Chop: Guardianes Rescatadores

Swedish: Piff och Puff - Räddningspatrullen

Turkish: Walla Balla Jaap - RedzingsRapla

Ukrainian: Чіп і Дейл поспішають на допомогу (Chip i Deil pospishayut na dopomogu)

Theme Song


Sometimes some crimes

Go slipping through the cracks

But these two gumshoes

Are picking up the slack

There's no case too big

No case too small

When you need help just call

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

Rescue Rangers

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

When there's danger

No, no, it never fails

Once they're involved

Somehow whatever's wrong gets solved

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

Rescue Rangers

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

When there's danger

No, no, it never fails

They'll take the clues

And find the wheres and whys and whos

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

Rescue Rangers

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

When there's danger

Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale

Behind The Scenes

The Staff

Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation

PRODUCERS: Ken Koonce, Tad Stones, David Wiemers, Alan Zaslove


DIRECTORS: John Kimball, Rick Leon, Jamie Mitchell, Bob Zamboni


STORY EDITORS: Jymn Magon, Bryce Malek, Ken Koonce, Tad Stones, David Wiemers, Mark Zaslove

STORY BY: Buzz Dixon, Kevin Hopps, Ken Koonce, Sindy McKay, Bruce Reid Schaefer, Tad Stones, Larry Swerdlove, David Wiemers, David Wise, LuAnne Wood

TELEPLAY BY: Buzz Dixon, Kevin Hopps, Ken Koonce, Julia Jane Lewald, Dev Ross, Bruce Talkington, David Wiemers, David Wise, Linda Woolverton.

WRITTEN BY: Burt Brown, Alan Burnett, Art Cover, Mark Edens, Michael Edens, Kevin Hopps, Doug Hutchinson, Ken Koonce, Eric Lewald, Jymn Magon, Bryce Malek, Lydia Marano, Sindy McKay, Michael Price Nelson, Julia J. Roberts, Dev Ross, Bruce Reid Schaefer, Dean Stefan, Tad Stones, Somtow Sucharitkul, Larry Swerdlove, Bruce Talkington, Len Uhley, David Wiemers, David Wise, Mark Zaslove.

VOICE DIRECTION: Andrea Romano, Dev Ross



KEY LAYOUT ARTISTS: Michael Spooner, Ed Wexler

CHARACTER DESIGN: Ken Boyer, Kenny Thompkins

PROP DESIGN: Terry Hudson, Rob Laduca, Marty Warner

OVERSEAS ANIMATION SUPERVISERS: Dale Case, Russell Mooney, Bob Zamboni


STORYBOARD DESIGN: Kurt Anderson, Barry Caldwell, Rich Chidlaw, Larry Eikleberry, Holly Forsyth, Sharon Forward, Jim Gomez, Jan Green, Warren Greenwood, Larry Latham, Michael O'Mara, John Norton, Frank Paur, Dave Schwartz, Rhoydon Shishido, David Smith, Robert Taylor, Lonne Thompson, Keith Tucker, Byron Vaugns, Roy Wilson, Monty Young

KEY BACKGROUND STYLING: Gary Eggleston, Bill Lorencz

COLOR KEY STYLING: Janet Cummings, Robin Draper, Debra Jorgensborg


TIMING DIRECTORS: Robert Alvarez, Vonnie Batson, Carol Beers, Becky Bristow, Myrna Bushman, Brad Case, Joan Drake, Jeff Hall, Terence Harrison, John Kimball, Marsh Lamore, Rick Leon, Mircea Mantta, Mitch Rochon, Ernie Schmidt, Bob Shellhorn, Mike Stribling, Mike Svayko, Bob Treat, Richard Trueblood, James T. Walker, Neal Warner, Bob Zamboni





PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Jeffrey Arthur, Jacaleen Cotter, Barbara Ebel, Wade Nassir







SUPERVISING EDITORS: Cecil Broughton, Charlie King

SOUND EFFECTS EDITORS: Brian Baker, Rick Hinson, Mark Orfanos, Jerry Winicki

ASSISTANT EDITORS: Theresa Gilroy, David Lynch, Bob Martell, Thomas Needell, Craig Paulsen

CHIP 'n' DALE'S RESCUE RANGERS THEME SONG: Words and music by Mark Mueller.

MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY: Glen Daum for Score Productions

SONGS: Kevin Hopps, George Khan, Silversher and Silversher, Tad Stones, Diana Zaslove

ANIMATION PRODUCTION BY: A-1 Productions, Sun Woo Animation, TMS Entertainment, Wang Film Productions Co. Ltd, Cuckoo's Nest Studio

The Voices

Greg Berger (Wild Bill Hiccup)

Susan Blu

Corey Burton (Dale, Zipper, Snout, Mole, Bud Snake, Moe, Pop Top, Chief of the Kiwis, Normie Nimnul, Macduff, Bric, Roger Baskerville, Dr. Piltdown, Euripides, Davey, Jeebee, Stormy the Pi-Rat, Wexler, Ratatouille, Robocat)

Frank Buxton (Mr. Starfish)

Ruth Buzzi (Ma Sweeney)

Hamilton Camp (Chief Beetlebreath)

Pat Caroll (Kookoo the Gorilla)

Victoria Caroll (Pomona)

Carol Channing (Canina LaFur)

Peter Cullen (Monterey Jack, Mepps, Officer Kirby, Officer Muldoon, Ignatz Stanislavsky, Nemo, Voltaire, Chief Hermit Crab, Mr. Gribbish, Brac, Restaurant owner, The Pharaoh's Demon, Mr. Hancock, Ratso Ratskiwatski)

Brian Cummings (Arnold Mousenegger)

Jim Cummings (Monterey Jack, Fat Cat, Wart, Sergeant Spinelli, Professor Norton Nimnul, Stan Blather, Jolly Roger, Spud, Conrad Cockatoo, Mr. Whizzer, Steggy, Clyde Cosgrove, Butch the bulldog, Pepto Gizmo, Hubert, Elmer, Barnacle Bill, Lord Howie Baskerville, Mr Quigley, Sir Colby, Rocco, Dr. Crockery, Hiram the mummy, Chirp Sing, Heinrich von Sugarbottom, Cheddarhead Charlie, Bubbles, Lou Spider, Dr. Hibbleman, Baby Thaddeus, Hoo You, Monsieur Le Sewer, DTZ)

Bernard Fox

Kathleen Freeman (Ma)

Danny Gans (Seymour the travel agent, Fry, Moose, Muscles, Sparky, Buzz, Groucho Marx Pigeon)

Joan Gerber (Zsa Zsa Labrador)

Tim Hoskins

Patti Howeth (Druella O'Midas)

Robert Ito (Chow Ming)

Tress MacNeille (Chip, Gadget Hackwrench, Siamese Twins, Winifred, Cassandra the fortune teller, Mrs. Squirrel, Joy Rider, Spunky, Kismet, Existentialist Mouse, Jeremy, Jimmy, Harriet Wolf, Lady Richmore, Mrs. Hancock)

Jimmy Macdonald (Humphrey the Bear)

Chuck McCann (Sugar Ray Lizard, The Red Badger of Courage)

Sindy McKay (Queenie Bee, Irweena Allen, Su Lin, Elliot the Elephant, Ming Ting, Desiree D'Allure)

Michael Merton

Laura Mooney (Mandy)

Howard Morris (Maltese de Sade)

Noelle North (Tammy, Bink)

Alan Oppenheimer (Aldrin Klordane, Plato, Captain Kernel)

Rob Paulsen (Flash the Wonder Dog, Detective Donald Drake, Percy, Frenchie, Police Chief, Darby Spree, Tito, Harry Wolf, Myron, Heebee, Don Quijole, Clarence Dudley, Dim Sun, Ting-a-Ling, Errol, Shaka Baka, Captain Finn, Dirk Suave, Louie)

Dev Ross (Jeremy's mother)

Fran Ryan (Camembert Kate)

Will Ryan (Dale singing)

Maureen Schrum

Pete Schrum (Sewernose De Bergerac, Chief Hubba-Hubba, Francis, El Emenopio)

Russi Taylor

Deborah Walley (Foxglove, Lahwhinie, Buffy Ratskiwatski)

Frank Welker (Todd, Ribit)

Anderson Wong (Fu Man Chow)

Tom Wyner (Fat Cat singing)

Diana Zaslove (Female human opera singer)

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