We've suffered through two Garfields, three godawful Alvin & the Chipmunks flicks, Yogi Bear, and other horrible 3D CG movie remakes of classic cartoons. But the whole irritating phenomenon may be redeemed by this news that Disney is making a new Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers movie.

Most kids of the late '80s probably remember the show fondly, as part of a shockingly good block of Disney animation which also included DuckTales, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck. Rescue Rangers had Chip and Dale — excuse me, Chip 'n Dale — running a detective agency for small animals, with help from their hotheaded Australian mouse adventurer Monterey Jack, and Gadget, the team's pilot, mechanic, inventor, and genius.

The Hollywood Reporter says that commercial director Robert Rugen is writing the script, which isn't exactly inspiring, but the movie will be produced by Mandeville Films, the company that also made the last Muppets movie for Disney, so here's hoping they can bring some of that magic to Rangers.

Even if it sucks, though, I know a few people that are going to be seeing it no matter what.

[Via First Showing]