Chip 'n' Dale

Chip had the small black nose, Dale had the bigger red nose (or was it the other way around?) Chip was always the more practical, businesslike of the two; Dale was the fun loving, goofier one. Beyond those two distinctions, there was not too much difference between the two, and their joint warfare against a number of enemies, usually Donald Duck, made the pair inseparable.

They originally started as bit players with no intention of continuing on beyond a one-shot role in "Private Pluto." Disney had been looking for different foils for Donald, and Jack Hannah took the two (who had been originally developed by Gerry Geronomi) and gave them more personality. Their voices were performed by Jimmy MacDonald and Dessie Flynn.

Chip 'n' Dale were rarely malevolent, and their drives originated from two simple motives; finding (or keeping) a place to live and finding (or keeping) food. But once they got started protecting their own well-being, it was always difficult for them not to try to have a little fun with whatever their situation was. Especially with Donald, who always seemed to get the worst of their mischief. Only once did they truly find themselves in competition with each other; over a cute little female chipmunk named Clarice.

Chip 'n' Dale appeared in 23 different shorts, and were revived for the featurette "Mickey's Christmas Carol." We've also been promised that we should see them in upcoming "Mickey's Mouse Works" shorts as well.

Filmography
1943194619471948
Private Pluto
Squatter's Rights
Chip an' Dale
Three for Breakfast
1949195019511952
Winter Storage
All in a Nutshell
Toy Tinkers
Crazy Over Daisy
Trailer Horn
Food for Feudin'
Out on a Limb
Chicken in the Rough
Corn Chips
Test Pilot Donald
Out of Scale
Donald Applecore
Two Chips and a Miss
Pluto's Christmas Tree
1953195419551956
Working for Peanuts
The Lone Chipmunks
Dragon Around
Up a Tree
Chips Ahoy
1983
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Mickey Mouse Works Shorts
19992000
Donald and the Big Nut
Stuck on Christmas
Mickey's Mixed Nuts
Mickey's Christmas Chaos
House of Mouse Shorts
2001
Golf Nut Donald