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10 Disney Easter Eggs in The Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Trailer

There are few Disney cartoon series more beloved than Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. One of the iconic series that appeared during the 1990s, it featured everyone’s favorite chipmunks as they fought back against various criminals and their nefarious plots. Given that this is something of a golden age for reboots of classic Disney properties, it was inevitable that they would get the treatment as well.

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The teaser trailer for their new movie not only gives viewers more of Chip and Dale, but it also has a number of fun Easter eggs for those who know where to look for them.

Beauty and the Beast is, of course, one of the most beloved Disney movies. It is a testament to the artistic power of the studio, and it has definitely earned its place in the pantheon of great movies. It also features Lumiere, one of the best Disney sidekicks, with his French accent and his debonair charm.

Therefore, it’s not entirely surprising that he would make an appearance in the trailer, in this case appearing on the screen briefly during Dale’s appearance at a fan convention.

Flounder is another of the great Disney sidekicks. In fact, it’s hard to think of The Little Mermaid without thinking about all of the times that he was there for Ariel (even if he was often afraid of his own shadow).

In the teaser trailer, he is one of the cartoons who is kidnapped by some nefarious force. Though the trailer doesn’t explain how this might be, he appears to be having a very happy existence on land.

As the trailer unfolds, it becomes clear that one of the prime motivators of the plot will be the mysterious disappearance of several iconic cartoon characters. In one of the trailer’s best moments, the camera pans across a series of posters of missing toons. One of these includes Sneezy, one of the Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Though the trailer doesn’t reveal what is being done to the missing toons, it can be hoped that this beloved Disney icon will be able to make it out relatively unscathed.

Now that Star Wars has become firmly part of the Disney brand, it makes sense that its characters would appear elsewhere. In this particular trailer, the viewer sees two mice who are clearly dressed as Leia (from her appearance in A New Hope) and her son, Kylo Ren.

It’s an amusing bit of send-up of two of the most iconic characters to have ever appeared in the Star Wars universe. It’s also a sign of just how many pieces of Disney iconography are likely to appear in this movie.

Though it is one of the more underrated Disney movies, Alice in Wonderland deserves a great deal of credit for being willing to take some storytelling risks. This is no surprise, given that the original novel is itself quite an unusual and disturbing creation.

Even though the Mad Hatter, one of the movie’s most iconic characters, doesn’t appear in person in the teaser trailer, there is a moment when his hat and parts from many other characters appear in what looks like an evidence locker.

Even though Peter Pan is supposedly the hero of the movie that bears his name, it is also true there is something just slightly villainous about him. The trailer makes it clear, however, that by this point he has gone full-on villain. He even goes so far as to say that he has been more of a fan of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Though it’s still too early to say whether he will be the movie’s primary antagonist, it’s clear that he is going to be one of those that Chip and Dale have to overcome.

There are few Disney characters more beloved than Pumbaa, the lovable (if rather smelly) warthog from both versions of The Lion King. As with so many of the other characters, his appearance in the trailer is brief, but it’s enough to show that he is to be voiced by Seth Rogen, who also provided the voice in the live-action remake of the movie.

It’s a little unclear just how big his role is going to be, but it’s always a pleasure to see him in any case.

Though it might not be seen as one of the absolute best that the Pixar studio has to offer, there’s still no question that Cars has its charms and that it has more than enough of the animation giant’s signature touch.

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However, none of the car characters from the movie actually appears in the trailer, there is a car that Dale encounters that looks as if it would have come from that universe. It’s clear that this movie is going to span several different creative universes.

Many great animal characters have appeared during the history of Disney. Baloo, in both the old and new versions, has a charm that cannot be denied. In the 1960s movie, in particular, he also has a very keen sense of music and rhythm.

This trailer takes this conceit and runs with it. In this universe, he is clearly part of a band, since the drums on the stage during Fan Con have his name on it.

Moana is widely seen as one of the best animated Disney movies of the 2010s. It has all of the key ingredients of a successful Disney animated movie, with great songs, a compelling heroine, and a story that has a key lesson embedded within it.

Even though Moana doesn’t make an appearance herself in this trailer, during Fan Con there is someone who is clearly doing a bit of Moana cos-playing. It’s another sign of just how much of a touchstone the movie has become.

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