15 Easter Eggs in Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers
Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers is one of the best films to ever pull off the animated / live-action crossover genre. What else would you expect from director Akiva Schaffer from The Lonely Island? The jokes aren’t low-hanging and the hundreds of cameos feel justified. Here are 15 of the best Easter eggs we caught in the film.
The Bootleg Trophy Room
In the bootleg trophy room, we see a wall covered in all the stolen parts from iconic characters. Some of these include a Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, Ickis’ mouth from AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, The Pink Panther’s mouth, Jimmy Neutron’s hair, and Mickey Mouse’s glove. You could spend all day figuring out the wall of references, but it’s probably best to find a different hobby.
As Chip and Dale walk through the “Uncanny Valley” they spot two characters from the horrifying live-action adaption of Cats fighting in some trash. Thank god this is a short scene because I don’t think my stomach could handle a longer one.
In perhaps the most famous cameo from the movie so far, we find out that Ugly Sonic is alive and well! A reference to the original Sonic design scrapped after the release of the first Sonic reboot trailer, Ugly Sonic has his very own booth at the convention and helps save the day near the end.
Miles Morales Graffiti
One of the more challenging references to spot is some graffiti in the background as Chip and Dale arrive at Mainstreet. The graffiti outline is actually the same graffiti Miles Morales makes in Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse.
The 90s Party
At the 90s dance party, we see Paula Abdul with MC Skat Kat, the three little pigs, and of course Roger Rabbit doing the roger rabbit. You can’t do a referential cartoon live-action movie without paying homage to the OG cartoon crossover.
Seth Rogen and The Multiverse Of Madness
If you aren’t a fan of Seth Rogen’s laugh, then definitely don’t watch this scene on LSD. Seth Rogen’s uncanny valley character Bob falls down at one point, and who comes to check up on him but three of Seth’s other characters. Mantis from Kung Fu Panda, Pumbaa from The Lion King, and B.O.B from Monsters Vs Aliens.
The film starts with the traditional Disney castle opening, but the castle actually turns into several different castles from the Disney universe. These castles include the palace from Aladdin, Elsa’s castle from Frozen, Prince Eric's castle from The Little Mermaid, and the retro-60s version from Incredibles 2.
In Forrest Gump style, the chipmunks are superimposed into an episode of the sitcom Full House. The duo gets the chance to dance with the Tanner family while first getting their feet in the Hollywood door.
Batman Vs ET
During Chip’s stroll down the Hollywood hall of fame, we see advertisements for new movies, with some of the funniest being Mr. Doubtfire starring Meryl Streep and Batman Vs E.T.. Chip also watches part of Batman Vs E.T. in his home. If they ever get the chance to really make either of these films I am 1000% in.
Not only does the film nod to Disney and children's entertainment they also include Randy Marsh from South Park in a sauna scene and Detective Florez from Big Mouth in a police station.
Butthead from Bevis and Butthead actually has two political ads hidden in the movie. One on a bus bench and the other on an actual bus that read, “Vote Senator Butthead: Vote To Get Tough On Bootleg Loans.”
The Bootleg Body
The movie’s villain transforms into a mashup of IPs at the end of the film, which include Peter Pan’s body, Wreck-It Ralph’s arm, Woody from Toy Story’s Leg, Optomis Prime’s leg, Fat Cat’s head from Rescue Rangers, and the bow and ribbon of Marie from the Aristocats.
Animation Style Rendering
At one point the duo is scanned in different animation styles including anime, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, Ren and Stimpy, Marvel, and classic rubber hose Disney.
Walk Of Fame
Yogi Bear, Squidward, Chun Li from Street Fighter, and Samurai Jack’s names can all be seen on the Hollywood walk of fame as Chip longingly strolls down. Can we get an animated Hollywood walk of fame a few blocks down from the real one?
Chip’s Freezer contains a few references to foods that have been branded with famous characters including, Frozone frozen food from The Incredibles, Ice Age ice cream, and some Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes pasta.
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