Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Disney pals' adventures are fun for kids, adults.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The group often refers to the importance of teamwork in solving crimes and overcoming challenges. The lone female character is hard-working and inventive, using her scientific and mechanical skills to design machines that help the team ward off enemies and escape tight spots.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon peril is played for humor: Characters crash into walls and walk away dazed, long-distance falls are cushioned by treetops, etc. Very occasional injuries are indicated by a bandage or crutch.

Sexy Stuff

Both Chip and Dale have a crush on Gadget, but references to the subject are very mild, and she seems oblivious to the attraction.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's little to worry about here except for some mild cartoon peril -- including chase scenes, falls, and collisions (injuries are rare). There's also some light suspense when scenes cut to breaks in the middle of the action. Villains are mostly benign animal characters, so they probably won't frighten young viewers. It's worth noting that the show's lone female character, Gadget, breaks gender roles by being the team's pilot, mechanic, and science-minded inventor; her smarts usually save her friends.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bythisknee November 7, 2020

Still reminds childhood memories

Thank you Disney for cherishing old memories, I grew up watching ChipNDale and other Disney cartoons , ChipNDale was my favourite, loved Dale”s attitude , His c... Continue reading
Adult Written byRarityfan August 19, 2018

A must see

If you love the classic 1980's and 1990's Disney this a must see for the whole family. Something for all like a little romance, pirates, beautful tro... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byHybridReviews July 13, 2019

Amazing For Kids

This was my favourite as a kid mostly because of the catchy theme song but because it had a special effect on me. The ratings here does say 5+ but any age can w... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byCinique .A Marieh March 26, 2013

What Parents Need To Tell The Kids

Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers is a good movie for kids. It is great, friendship, teamwork, violence, caring, and some "flirting scenes". For som... Continue reading

What's the story?

The mischievous chipmunk duo that first came to fame as two of Donald Duck's most persistent adversaries graduate to running a detective agency in CHIP 'N DALE RESCUE RANGERS. Though responsible and devoted to his work, Chip (voiced by Tress MacNeille) often finds himself dividing time between solving mysteries and keeping the more-impetuous Dale (Corey Burton) in check. Dale, on the other hand, finds that their worldly travels give him plenty of opportunity for fun and games -- though he does pitch in when crunch time arrives. The gumshoe team is rounded out by brawny, cheese-loving Australian mouse Monterey Jack (voiced first by Peter Cullen and later by Jim Cummings); tiny green housefly sidekick, Zipper (Burton); and hands-on girl inventor Gadget (MacNeille).

Is it any good?

The gang's globe-trotting adventures to right wrongs and free captives of all kinds show that teamwork and friendship can always trump the errant ways of their enemies (who are all other animals, like a big grey tabby cat or a beefy bull).

Kids will love the group's adventurous escapades, and the series' smart writing and clever references to world locales and events, literature, movies, and cultural icons will appeal to parents. (For example, Chip's flight jacket and fedora bear a strong resemblance to Indiana Jones' attire, and in one episode, the gang travels to the Spanish village of "Tramplonia" for the annual running of the bulls.)

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Chip and Dale are different in this show than they are in the classic Disney cartoons. Which version of the chipmunk buddies do kids like better? Why? Kids: Does anything about this show frighten you? Can you think of other shows that have scary villains? Is it ever fun to be scared? Why? Families can also discuss teamwork. Do you think the characters work well as a team? Why? How does being friends improve a team? What teams have you been part of?

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