Disney+s Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers has won the 2022 Emmy for Outstanding Television Film, which was awarded Sunday night at the second Creative Arts Emmys presentation.
“This isn’t the place I thought we’d be, but we don’t come here without a lot, a lot of people,” said producer Todd Lieberman, noting the idea couldn’t have happened “without [the] bizarre and brilliant minds of our writers.” He also noted director Akiva Schaffer.
The hybrid live-action/computer-animated comedy took top prize in a category that was arguably the biggest wildcard of the season, featuring four television series spin-offs: Chip ‘n’ Dale, Ray Donovan: the movie, Run 911! The hunt for QAnon and Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas – take on HBO’s bleak Holocaust drama The survivorwhich acquired the cable channel after its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
Lieberman added backstage: “The truth is that when you want to make something, you don’t think in the back of your mind, ‘There are prizes for this’, especially when you’re making a comedy. But we’re really happy it’s become something that people respect at the level we’re here at.”
Run 911! The hunt for QAnon writer-director-star Robert Ben Garant jokingly weighed in on his film’s presence in the category in an August 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Remember when Mike Tyson got out of prison, his first fight was against a fat, 40-year-old white man named Butterbean?…I feel like we’re Butterbean. Even I’d feel guilty voting for it reno about the Holocaust film.”
Yet the prestige film did not overcome the populist delights of Chip ‘n’ Dalefeaturing the voices of John Mulaney and Andy Samberg in the respective title roles, plus KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim Robinson, Seth Rogen and JK Simmons.