Wondering if Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers on Disney+ is ok for kids? This nostalgic semi-reboot of the 90s cartoon adds some live-action, CGI upgrades, and makeovers for different characters. Is Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers kid friendly? Mostly, but there are some scary elements which may too much for little ones. Here’s what parents need to know in this Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Parents Guide.
Is Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Kid Friendly? Parents Guide
With somewhat irreverent humor, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers may not be for every family. Andy Samberg voices Dale and John Mulaney voices Chip, so you’d think there’d be a lot of laughs in this zany comedy, but there just weren’t. The movie begins with Chip and Dale first meeting in school, each needing a friend. Then they are riding high on the success of the original Rescue Rangers. However, Dale feels a little insecure and unappreciated and decides to star in his own show which causes the cancellation of Rescue Rangers.
Fast forward many years and Chip is selling insurance while Dale is out doing fan conventions, and they haven’t spoken since the fallout. When they get word that Monterey Jack is in trouble, and someone is bootlegging toons, they have to put their differences aside and work together.
Why is Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Rated PG?
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is rated PG for mild action and rude/suggestive humor which means some content may not be suitable for kids.
Parents need to know that Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers does have some dark scenes involving weapons and violence.
Language in Chip ‘ Dale: Rescue Rangers
There is no profanity, but there are words like dummies, idiots, stupid, hell, and bathroom humor.
Some of the humor is a little adult and irreverent, but most kids may not pick up on certain references like shirtless Chippendale Dancers and characters drinking beer. There are also references to one character as “ugly.” The joke itself may be lost on kids and may not know the origination.
Is Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Too Scary For Kids?
There is some cartoon violence like Looney Tunes/Tom and Jerry level violence where characters are hurt. There are a couple of darker scenes towards the end where some favorite characters are in danger and weapons like guns are used.
Is Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Appropriate for Kids Under 6?
While there is nothing too inappropriate for kids in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, some kids may just not get it. There are cameos and Easter Eggs galore sprinkled throughout the film with every imaginable intellectual property thrown in. So some kids may think that’s cool – yay Sonic! Yay Disney! But old and shabby Peter Pan with a gut? Maybe not so much.
Everything was set up for a fantastic movie – amazing voice cast, a plethora of different characters, reboot for nostalgia, a mystery to solve; yet it just didn’t work. It was one big mess. And sometimes I like messy things, but there was no emotional attachment.
I adore Chip ‘n Dale and am an original Rescue Rangers fan, and I couldn’t even get on board with these chipmunks. The mixture of the 2D and 3D animation plus the live action was exhausting. And they sadly made Chip so boring. Yes, he was going through some things, but dang, he was so depressing.
The original appeal of the series is lost, and it’s like they tried to knock off Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but it was a failed attempt. Kiki Layne was underutilized in her role as a cop helping out Chip and Dale, and frankly, there was a lack of female characters all around. Give them some funny quips, because the humor was sorely lacking, if you’re counting a Polar Express eyes comment.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is not all bad, but it’s not good enough to fill the Rescue Rangers hole in my heart. It’s worth a look on Disney+ if you’re a subscriber, and if you don’t like it, it’s easy enough to turn it off.