Disney has teamed up with Xilam Animation for a reboot of its classic animation, Chip ‘n’ Dale. The upcoming series, which was revealed at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this week, will stream as a new Disney+ Original.
Xilam will handle all aspects of production, including scripting and graphic design, in close collaboration with Disney’s London-based animation team.
“We are very proud to have been chosen by Disney to bring back such iconic characters from the prestigious Disney repertoire thanks to the talent of Xilam’s teams,” says Marc du Pontavice, chairman and CEO of Xilam. “The distribution on the Disney+ platform will also mark a new milestone in Xilam’s penetration of the U.S. market.”
The 39 seven-minute episodes will feature the return of Disney’s much-loved chipmunk troublemakers in a non-verbal, classic style comedy, following the ups and downs of two little creatures livinglife in the big city. Combining a traditional style of animation with contemporary, comedic narratives, Chip ‘n’ Dale is directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by du Pontavice.