Disney announced at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this week about the upcoming series Chip ‘n’ Dale, on which Disney is working with Xilam Animation. The series is for Disney+, the upcoming streaming service.
All aspects of production, including scripting and graphic design, are being handled by Xilam in close collaboration with Disney.
Xilam chairman and CEO Marc du Pontavice says: “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. The distribution on the Disney+ platform will also mark a new milestone in Xilam’s penetration of the US market.”
An extract from Disney’s announcement is below:
“It was revealed Chip ‘n’ Dale is currently in production and set for global release as a Disney+ Original. The show is developed by Disney’s London-based animation team in collaboration with Xilam Animation in Paris. The series will be fully produced by Xilam, an award-winning independent production studio known around the world for visual invention and cartoon comedy. The 39 x 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 living life 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 Marc du Pontavice.”