A new “Chip ‘n’ Dale” original animated series is in production at Disney +, the streamer announced Tuesday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
In 39 seven-minute episodes, “Chip ‘n’ Dale” will feature Disney’s “much-loved chipmunk troublemakers in a non-verbal, classic style comedy, following the ups and downs of two little creatures living life in the big city.” The series combines a traditional style of animation with contemporary, comedic narratives. Jean Cayrol will direct, while Marc du Pontavice will produce.
Disney’s London-based animation team is developing the series in collaboration with Xilam Animation in Paris. Xilam Animation will also produce.
Disney + also released the logo for “Monsters at Work,” a “Monsters, Inc.” spinoff series, which will premiere in 2020. The series stars Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman returning to voice Mike and Sulley.
Per the network, “The series picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis – thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. Tylor Tuskmon is an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.”
“Monsters at Work” was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”). Ferrell Barron (“Planes: Fire & Rescue”) will serve as producer.