Chicken in the Rough

A Chip 'n' Dale Cartoon

Release Date : January 19, 1951


Chip 'n' Dale wander into a farmyard to collect acorns. Dale mistakes an egg for a nut, but when he tries to demonstrate to a newly hatched chick how to get back into the egg, a rooster mistakes him for one of his chicks.


Chip 'n' Dale
Father Chicken (2)
Mother Chicken (2)


Jack Hannah
Bill Justice
Bob Carlson
Judge Whitaker
Ray Huffine
Effects Animation
George Rowley
Yale Gracey
Nick George
Bill Berg
Joseph S. Dubin


United States
A Tale of Two Chipmunks
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen
Tic et Tac
Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1


A Tale of Two Chipmunks /The Unsinkable Donald Duck
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale


Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
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 48: The Return of Chip 'n' Dale
Walt Disney Presents: Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale

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


From Ryan : Although I am not really a Chip and Dale fan, I find this to be an extremely funny short. Chip and Dale are looking for nuts on a farm and Dale goes into the hen house. He sees eggs and thinks they're nuts. When a chick pops out of the egg, Dale tries to put him back in, but then Dale decides he'll go into the egg. The mother hen comes in and sits on the eggs, causing Dale to sweat.
From Baruch Weiss : This time instead of harassing Donald or Pluto the chipmunks are on a farm (that's similar to the farm from Farmyard Symphony) collecting nuts. Anyway great short. I first saw it on a video titled (appropriately enough) "A Tale Of Two Chipmunks "at my grandparents house.
From Grace : A very funny Chip and Dale short that involves with chickens instead of battling with Donald, Pluto or Mickey. It has lots of humor inside that will really make you laugh. I recommend this short and Dale next time, please stay out of the chicken house.
From Matt Scrima : I think it's funny when the chicken thinks Dale is her chick.
From Bryan Hensley : Some of the footage used in this short was used from the 1938 Silly Symphony Farmyard Symphony. I only know of 2 shorts in Chip 'n' Dale's own classic cartoon series; this one and Two Chips and a Miss. (Which are both in volume 4 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection on DVD) When my daddy saw this short, he told me roosters don't have teeth! (After the rooster figures out Dale was faking eating a caterpillar!) After the rooster tries to squash Dale in the egg he hid in, the mother hen clucks at him angrily! Did anyone notice that the scenery moved a little and the rooster stayed in place in that scene? In the end, Chip couldn't help but mock his buddy and laugh his head off! This was one hilarious short if you ask me! My daddy's a big fan of Chip 'n' Dale even though lots of folks put them down, and I don't know why!

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