Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers was one of several Animated Series on the syndicated Disney Afternoon block of the late s into the s. It continues the block's trend of recasting classic Disney characters in new settings, this time with the chipmunk duo of Chip 'n Dale. In this series, Chip and Dale are no longer mischievous troublemakers but rather amateur crimefighters. Joining them in their adventures are Monterey "Monty" Jack, a tough but lovable Australian mouse with a weakness for cheese; Monty's friend Zipper, a small fly who could not speak understandably , but had unusual strength for his small size; and Gadget Hackwrench, a blonde female mouse who was a skilled inventor and mechanic as well as both chipmunks' unrequited love interest. The team, dubbed the "Rescue Rangers," operate out of a tree in a local park and regularly take on a Rogues Gallery of unusual villains, such as the feline crime lord Fat Cat who's owner, a human crime lord, was the target of the team's first mission and megalomaniacal human inventor Norton Nimnul, along with similar one-shot criminals. Like most of the shows from Disney Afternoon, it had a couple of well-received video game tie-ins by Capcom.