During today's news-heavy Disney Investor Day event, Disney announced that their upcoming Rescue Rangers film will see Big Mouth's John Mulaney and Brooklyn 99 star Andy Samberg sink their teeth into the dynamic duo roles of the cheeky titular chipmunk heroes Chip and Dale.
Based on the 1989 animated series, the new film finds chipmunk brothers Chip (Mulaney) and Dale (Samberg) starting a detective agency to deal with crimes "too small" for normal-sized police to handle. Of course, that just means their clients are almost always animals, so their paths naturally end up crossing with bad mafia cats and mad scientists.
Building on the film's comedic make-up, Seth Rogen is also expected to cameo. The hybrid live-action and animated film will release on Disney+ in the near future.
Beyond Rescue Rangers, Disney also announced that the beloved 2007 film Enchanted will finally receive a sequel. Amy Adams will return as cartoon-turned-real-life princess Giselle in Disenchanted, directed by Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages), with the film slated for release on Disney+ in the near future.
In addition to those two features, the Mouse House also shared some new footage from Cruella, and revealed that the film will now be heading to Disney+, having previously been scheduled for a theatrical release in May 2021. Cruella is set in London during the '70s, and serves as an origin story, connecting the dots (or should we say spots?) for Emma Stone's titular villain from 101 Dalmatians. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, and Paul Walter Hauser.
Directing legend Robert Zemeckis is helming the Pinocchio remake, while David Lowery will direct Peter Pan & Wendy — with Yara Shahidi playing Tinkerbell and Jude Law taking a villainous turn as Captain Hook.
Lastly, Hocus Pocus 2 is still happening. Disney very much assured us that yes, the fan-favorite Halloween fare is still being worked on for Disney+, also courtesy of director Shankman. The sequel to the 1993 film was first announced as being in development back in 2019, but the months passed without any further news. There's still no word on whether original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy might be returning.
Towards the end of the live action presentation, Disney noted that all these films are now in various stages of production. We'll be keeping a close eye on each one to catch the next news about additional casting, release dates, and more.