Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers (1989) - Volume 1

Genre(s): Animation / Family
Disney || NR - 614 minutes - $34.99 || November 8, 2005
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2005-11-13


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

A U D I O &
.:: V I D E O ::.

Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): NA
Cast: NA


Theatrical Release Date: NA


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
    None


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Full Frame (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: None

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.::THE FILM::.

“There’s no case too big, no case too small. When you need help just call Ch-ch-ch-Chip and Dale! Rescue Rangers!.”

After the astonishing successes of Gummi Bears and Ducktales, Disney’s television animation division sought to continue with more cartoons of the same type with Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers. The show followed classic Disney toons Chip and Dale and teamed them up with a smart female mouse named Gadget, an adventurer mouse with a penchant for cheese named Monterey Jack, and Monty’s fly companion, Zipper as the group solved mysteries and helped people as the Rescue Rangers. Every episode usually involved them matching wits with either their arch-nemesis Fat Cat, an evil scientist named Professor Nimnall or solving some random mystery all in the span of an half an hour.

The DVD set contains the first 27 episodes of the series (excluding the 5 part pilot episode “To the Rescue” which one can only hope is released separately one day) with 9 episodes on each of the 3 Discs present.

This set was enjoyable on the whole but I never loved the show as much as I did other Disney offerings. I was more of a Ducktales/Darkwing Duck/Gargoyles person but I loved it as a child and my favorite episode of the series (“The case of the cola cult”) is present in the very first set so I can’t help but be pleased.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

No features.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

This is kind of a flip from the Ducktales DVD set in that the audio is way better here but the video quality isn’t nearly as good as Ducktales is which is odd considering Ducktales is the older show. There are noticeable bits of dust and glare on the print which is very noticeable during parts of the opening credits sequence. It’s not a MAJOR deal but it’s just enough that you can tell Disney didn’t attempt much of a cleanup or restoration of the series for the DVD format. Not anything bad enough to make you return it, but I wasn’t that impressed.



.::OVERALL::.

Like Ducktales, there are no extras to speak of so you kind of have to just be thankful to have the show on DVD at all. I know there’s a very hard core contingent of Rescue Rangers fans out there who’ve been dying to own this and they won’t be disappointed. If you’re one, go out and grab a copy, if not, and you just like animation rent it first. I enjoyed it and I hope that the set last long enough so I can pass it on to my own kids someday.