I know Disney has this whole multiverse thing going, but just for fun I like to try and piece together which media could plausibly occupy the same setting even without the multiverse conceit, given similarities in worldbuilding, the presence or absence of magic, how talking animals appear to work, etc.
For example, you can draw a pretty clear line from Lady and the Tramp through 101 Dalmatians, The Rescuers and finally to Oliver and Company.
The Great Mouse Detective superficially seems like it ought to fit into the same setting, but actually doesn’t, since non-rodents don’t appear to be sapient in the GMD milieu.
Interestingly, the television series Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers slots in with no particular difficulty - except that Chip and Dale also canonically interact with Donald Duck, whose world has no humans. There are two possible ways to reconcile this: either Chip and Dale are multiversal champions and versions of them exist in many worlds, or else there were some off-screen dimension hopping shenanigans in between the timeframe of the classic Disney short films and the timeframe of Rescue Rangers. I’m not sure which I prefer.
For discussion: if we allow non-Disney films, does The Secret of NIMH belong in this setting?
Disney’s The Rescuers was first released on June 22, 1977, and was the last film for Milt Kahl and John Lounsbery.
The popularity of the film almost led to a spin-off TV-series in 1989; however, when the animation department green-lit its sequel, The Rescuers Down Under (1990), the project was scrapped. The series was still made, but Bernard and Miss Bianca were replaced with Chip and Dale, and the series was called Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers (1989). (x)
DISNEY AFTERNOON COLLECTION retro video games from CAPCOM available 4/18 on Windows, PS4 and XBox One:
SAN FRANCISCO — March 15, 2017 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced The Disney Afternoon Collection,
a compilation of six games that feature beloved Disney TV characters
from the 80s and 90s in fun-filled adventures. The beautifully restored
classic games feature crisp 1080p HD support and include all-new modes
that can be enjoyed by first-time players and long-time fans. The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download across North America and Europe for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 starting on April 18, 2017 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Players will be able to relive their childhood afternoons with Disney
and explore these pieces of gaming history with classics including:
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
– This classic lets players team up with a friend in co-op play as they
assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on
memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
– Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time.
The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper
must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!
– Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of
criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed
– In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck
fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.
– The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and
an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and
– Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through
exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.
six games are new and improved HD versions of the originals and feature
a number of filtering options that replicate a classic retro look and
feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and
Time Attack modes for each game. In Boss Rush mode, players battle
through challenging boss encounters consecutively, while Time Attack
mode encourages time-based gameplay and provides online leaderboards
that track the fastest times for each game. A new “Rewind” feature makes
these challenging titles more accessible for newcomers, with the option
to rewind time and enjoy a swift recovery from blunders. Additionally,
the in-game Disney Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of
content to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept
art, advertisements, character art, and music – all preserved in their
“After seeing how Disney is redoing all their old stuff, I cringed when I saw that there was talk of Disney making a Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers reboot. I mean I’m scared they’ll drastically change one of the best cartoons I grew up with.”