Chip an' Dale

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : November 28, 1947

Running Time : 6:47


Chip 'n' Dale's house is being chopped down by a snowbound Donald for firewood, along with their store of nuts!


Donald Duck
Chip 'n' Dale


Jack Hannah
Bill Justice
Volus Jones
Murray McClellan
Jack Boyd
Ralph Hullet
Yale Gracey
Dick Kinney
Bob North
Oliver Wallace


Nominated for an Academy Award (Short Subjects - Cartoons)


Although they appeared in two previous shorts, this is the first short in which the two chipmunks are referred to by name.


At the end of the short, 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 we see him walking away with it, he is in the middle of the piece of wood, holding it by himself.

Cut Scenes

A scene showing Donald lighting the log fire has been cut from some showings of this short.


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 1 : Chip 'n' Dale with Donald Duck
Donalds Größte Hits
Donald Ich bin der Grösste
Das Große Micky Maus Festival
Donald und die Entenbande
Bum, Bum, Bumerang
Tic et Tac
Le Meilleur de Donald
Disney Parade 2
I Capolavori di Paperino
Cartoon Festival 3
Cartoons Disney 3


United States
Cartoon Classics - Chip 'n' Dale


Chip n' Dale with Donald Duck
Donald's Greatest Hits
Donald Duck and his Duckling Gang
Donald Duck : A Star is Born
Disney Cartoon Festival 2


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 1 : Lusitige Streiche
Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 1
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Piff & Puff : Volume 1 : Galen i Piff och Puff
United Kingdom
Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 1 : Here Comes Trouble


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 5: Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 76
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 58

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From Baruch Weiss : I have this cartoon on videocassette with 6 other Donald VS Chip an Dale shorts. I'm not too crazy for this one, or any of the others on the video for that matter, except for Out of Scale I think Donald should have just selected another tree for firewood instead!
From Bryan Hensley : I've been a fan of Disney all my life! (No joke) I've known my daddy to be a fan of Chip 'n' Dale long before I've been collecting classic Disney shorts on hour-long Disney DVDs. Volume 4 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection is all about Chip 'n' Dale. This particular short is their first one with Donald Duck, as far as I can tell. Throughout the short, I never heard Dale speak. He did laugh at one time after Chip pantomimes the snowballs they send down on Donald from the top of the chimney. In the end of the short, when Donald was trapped within a snowball, Dale kicked him in the bottom and went with Chip to take their old home back. They've been with Donald until 1956, in the short Chips Ahoy (Theatrically at least). I don't know why lots of folks put Chip 'n' Dale down, but my daddy loves them and so do I. Even though they usually talk quickly, that's what DVD subtitles are for; to clear up any uncertainty!
From Mike : Chip 'n' Dale have always been funny. This short is no exception of how humorous they are. There are lots of funny scenes including when Dale squirts Chip in the face with water, or when they throw the big snowball down Donald's chimney. Even the ending scene brings on a couple chuckles. A pretty Donald, Chip 'n' Dale cartoon.

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