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First Live Action Movie Trailer

A CG Dale the chipmunk smiles at a moaning Chip the chipmunk as they drive a real toy car.

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Are you seated? Good. I strongly recommend that you prepare yourself before watching this first trailer for the long-awaited live action. Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers movie, because it’s a lot. No more than that. I want to say many. And I don’t think you need to have grown up loving the classic disney cartoon from the late 80s and early 90s to understand how bananas this movie looks.

It would probably be nice to give you the official plot synopsis before you watch the trailer, but I watched it cold, and it’s a experience. See:

Law?! Roger Rabbit! Cheese addiction! CG Surgery Procedures! A totally unexpected True Hollywood Story plotting instead of rescuing or teleporting! A rush to My Little Pony! The fucking cats of Cats! Honestly, having Seth Rogen play a very unsettling CG dwarf is honestly one of the less weird stuff in this movie. Here’s that synopsis, to help you digest the weirdness:

“In Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers, Chip and Dale live among cartoons and humans in today’s Los Angeles, but their lives are much different now. It’s been decades since their hit TV series was canceled, and Chip (the voice of comedian John Mulaney) succumbed to a life as a suburban servant as an insurance salesman. Dale (voice of Brooklyn 99‘s Andy Sandberg), meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and is working the nostalgic convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former teammate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must mend their broken friendship and once again face off against their Rescue Rangers detective personas to save their friend’s life.

So it looks like the duo are going to be doing the rescue after all, and I have to assume the castmate who needs saving is Gadget Hackwrench, who seems obviously missing these days, at least in the trailer. Sure she might be busy first the actual cult formed around her in Russiawhich is honestly such a strange fact that it may actually be a plot point in this extremely meta movie.

Besides Mulaney, Samberg and Rogen, Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers also stars KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Tress MacNeille, Tim Robinson and sort of JK Simmons. (MacNeille, by the way, voiced Gadget in the original cartoon, but that doesn’t mean she’s reprising the role.) It premieres May 20, exclusively on Disney+.

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