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(2022) (voices of John Mulaney, Andy Samberg) (PG)
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- QUICK TAKE:
- Animated/Live Action Comedy: Former friends and TV actors are reunited as they attempt to find and rescue an old friend and former co-star who's been kidnapped by a criminal who makes bootleg knockoffs of famous animated movies.
Thirty years ago, chipmunk duo Chip (voice of JOHN MULANEY) and Dale (voice of ANDY SAMBERG) were the animated stars of their own TV show that also featured Monterey Jack (voice of ERIC BANA), Gadget (voice of TRESS MacNEILLE) and Zipper (voice of DENNIS HAYSBERT).
But when Dale tried to get his own show, it caused theirs to be canceled, along with a rift between the two friends and co-stars. Now, Chip sells insurance to both animated characters and live-action people, while Dale does the old celebrity appearance circuit while trying to resurrect his career, something he's augmented by getting a CGI makeover to appear more dimensional.
Although they haven't spoken in three decades, the two are reunited when Monterey Jack separately informs them that he's in stinky cheese addiction trouble with local crime figure Sweet Pete (voice of WILL ARNETT) who kidnaps old, animated characters, has them altered, and then makes them appear in bootleg knockoff versions of animated classics.
With Bob the Warrior Viking (voice of SETH ROGEN) and Jimmy the Polar Bear (voice of DA'VONE McDONALD) as his henchmen, Sweet Pete has managed to avoid being caught by Captain Putty (voice of J.K. SIMMONS) and his human underling, Ellie (KIKI LAYNE), but the latter ends up teaming up with Chip and Dale as they set out to find and rescue their old friend and former co-star.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- It's a good bet many will (and they'll love it just as much as adults will).
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For mild action and rude/suggestive humor.
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