“Victims of crime, don’t get depressed anymore“. Three decades after the end of their animated series, Tic et Tac, the risk rangers return to service in a satire of Hollywood mixing live action and animation à la “Roger Rabbit”.
“It’s not a reboot, it’s a comeback“, assures the Disney + platform to promote the feature film which it broadcasts exclusively from Friday, in reference to the fashion for recycling works, in vogue in the audiovisual sector, including at Mickey.
Cold for 30 years and the cancellation of their cult series, produced in 1989 and 1990, the two famous squirrels (chimunks, from North America) have rebuilt their lives on their own. Tic has converted into an insurance representative, while Tac, who went under the knife to switch from 2D to 3D, is trying to regain its former glory through galas dedicated to nostalgic fans.
But, when their former partner Jack the Beefy disappears, the victim of a cartoon contraband traffic, the two “saviors, avengers, dive to (his) rescue” to use the words of the French credits which made the good times of the “Disney Club”.
This action-comedy is interpreted in its original version by Andy Samberg (Tac), star of the series Brooklyn Nine-Nineand by the comedian Saturday Night Live John Mulaney (Tic). The actress Kiki Layne, in the skin of a human policewoman, but also Will Arnett (Arrested Development, bojack horseman) or even Seth Rogen (knocked up) round out the cast.
Heavily referenced, with many “guests” like the “ugly” version of the video game character Sonic or allusions to competing rodents from “Alvin and the chipmunks“, the film should appeal to fans of all stripes.
“We haven’t seen anything like this since. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?“, underlines the executive producer, Alex Young, quoted in the press kit. The hilarious rabbit also makes a brief appearance in Tic and Tachomage to director Robert Zemeckis, also mocked for the aesthetic “real but not realistic” of his more recent productions like The legend of Beowulf.
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Created in 1943, the classic duo Tic et Tac had their first resurrection last year on Disney+, with a cartoon broadcast by the platform and whose production had been entrusted to the French studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches).
Tic et Tac, the risk rangers by Akiva Schaffer (2022-1h37) streaming from May 20, 2022 on Disney+