September 18, 1989 – The Animated Series Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers Airs in Syndication
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On September 18, 1989, the animated series Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers began to be aired in syndication. The series first premiered on March 4, 1989, and proved to be one of the more popular shows of the Disney Afternoon programming block. The series itself was originally created to be a companion show to the popular DuckTales series, with no mention of the famous chipmunk duo. The pair was added to bring back some established Disney characters, as was also seen in TaleSpin. The first episode to show in syndication was a television film called “To The Rescue,” which gave the story of how the Rescue Rangers became a team; it was later split into five parts when shown in the weekday run. The series ran as part of the Disney Afternoon until September 3, 1993.