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MAN-ATEE AND WOMAN-TARAY: UPSTART SUPERHEROES, OR DIABOLICAL VILLAINS?

MAN-ATEE AND WOMAN-TARAY: UPSTART SUPERHEROES, OR DIABOLICAL VILLAINS?
NEW YORK MECHANIC "MAN-ATEE" AND ACCOMPLICE "WOMAN-TARAY" INVOLVED IN FLORIDA BEACH CRIME WAVE

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Frighten Inn Haunted Bed & Breakfast Is A Proud Sponsor of Dan Alexander Dizmentia
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Meet the Sea Dragons of OZ and the Yeti Crab

Meet the Sea Dragons of OZ and the Yeti Crab
OZ is shorthand for Australia, and not related to a Wizard

NEWSFLASH! CRIME WAVE EXPECTED TO HIT FLORIDA BEACHES!

NEWSFLASH! CRIME WAVE EXPECTED TO HIT FLORIDA BEACHES!
Catch Man-Atee And Woman-TaRay, Surfacing Soon

Bad Biker Kitties Are On The Prowl

Bad Biker Kitties Are On The Prowl
Join The Kitten Motorcycle Gang

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspector Gadget Hackwrench: 1988 Chip N Dale's Rescue Rangers


Chip N Dale's Rescue Rangers debuted on The Disney Channel (and then in Syndication) in 1989, but the characters started appearing in magazines in 1988.  I saved this page from a September 1988 issue of Cabletime magazine.  The Rangers look a bit different here, especially Gadget the mouse and Zipper the Fly.

Gadget originally had more mouse-like proportions, looking more like Bernard and Bianca from The Rescuers.  And Zipper looks a bit more like Evinrude the Dragonfly from the same film.

The original pitch for Rescue Rangers did not star Chip N Dale.  There were other mouse characters, including a prototype Monterey Jack and Gadget. 

Early promotional artwork like this also appeared in The Disney Channel Magazine prior to the sneak preview of the series.

When The Disney Channel started airing the show again as part of "The Block Party" circa 1995, the Channel's website posted publicity artwork featuring the early designs.

When Rescue Rangers is inevitably rebooted like DuckTales, it will be interesting to see what form the characters take.

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