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Chip an' Dale (1947)

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »

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Jack Hannah
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dessie Flynn Dessie Flynn ... Dale (voice)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Chip (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)
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Storyline

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their acorns stay behind, so they work at putting out Donald's fire and retrieving their stash. Donald, of course, takes this as calmly and cheerfully as you would expect. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

28 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chip and Dale See more »

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Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though this is not their first cartoon appearance, it is the first one they starred in. Chip an' Dale is the cartoon title and the names of the two chipmunks which is based on the work of cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) who was active in London and worked in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. See more »

Goofs

At short's end, Dale is seen holding up one end of a piece of wood, and the wood is straight as if someone is holding up the other end. However in the next scene, when one sees him walking away with it, he is in the middle of the piece of wood, holding it by himself. See more »

Connections

Edited into Donald and His Duckling Gang (1977) See more »

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One of the first featuring Chip N' Dale.
15 November 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is one of the first Disney cartoon featuring Chip N'Dale. Here, they meet Donald Duck, which isn't a pleasurable first meeting as Donald chopped down a small log so he could light a fire in the bitter cold, unaware that the chipmunks were living inside.

Donald is my favorite Disney character, so I don't like him being the brunt of all bad luck all the time. But, he does have some funny moments in this cartoon, especially where the snowball splashes in his face. The chipmunks' fast-talk was hilarious at times. Chip plays the more thoughtful and know-it-all chipmunk, while Dale is the more goofy and clueless one.

I remembered watching this cartoon short as part of a video cartoon short compilation when I was a kid. I've always thought the cartoon shorts were funny when I was a kid, but became a little more partial toward Donald Duck as he became my favorite character and Chip N'Dale became more annoying. But, it's still a fun cartoon for the kids and good for any true fans of the chipmunks.

Grade B-


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