Two Chips and a Miss

A Chip 'n' Dale Cartoon

Release Date : March 21, 1952

Running Time : 6:54

Synopsis

Unknown to each other, both Chip and Dale, feigning sleepiness and disinterest, sneak out of their tree to head downtown and meet the same pretty lounge singer, Clarice.

Characters

Chip 'n' Dale
Clarice

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Bill Justice
George Kreisl
Volus Jones
Backgrounds
Ray Huffine
Effects Animation
Blaine Gibson
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Nick George
Bill Berg
Music
Joseph S. Dubin

Bloopers

During a scene where Chip is seen holding a box of moth balls, the balls disappear for one frame.

Video

United States
Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Germany
Micky im Siebten Himmel
Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen
France
Tic et Tac
Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Italy
Topolino Amore Mio
Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1

Laserdiscs

The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey and the Gang / Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale
Japan
Mickey Be Mine
Donald Duck and His Duckling Gang
All Star Cartoon Review

DVD

United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Germany
Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 1 : Lusitige Streiche
France
Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 1
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Sweden
Piff & Puff : Volume 1 : Galen i Piff och Puff
United Kingdom
Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 1 : Here Comes Trouble

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 48: The Return of Chip 'n' Dale
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 39
Walt Disney Presents: Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
House of Mouse: Season 3 - Episode 11

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

Comments

From Jon Cooke : The reactions of Chip and Dale to Clarice in the nightclub seem to be inspired by Tex Avery's characters in MGM cartoons like "Red Hot Riding Hood" and "Swing Shift Cindrella".
From Lee Suggs : Chip and Dale fight each other over knockout torch singer Clarice. I like this short, probably because the boys look so ridiculous in a tuxedo and top hat. (As Chip is leaving the tree he looks in the mirror and thinks to himself, in a very urbane voice, "you gay dog". A line I found very funny, but probably wouldn't work in today's society.) There are some fun musical performances with Dale on bass and Chip on the piano. (The Disney Channel shows clips from this short on D-TV's closing.) All in all this is a fun short, and its different to see Chip and Dale fight each other, instead of Donald or Pluto. (And Clarice is soooo sexy, for a chipmunk.)
From Adam : Two chipmunks hit the nightclub to flirt over the same sexy chimpmunkette. Classic C and D rivalry with a more adolescent theme. I love that song they play but don't know which song it is! Can anyone help me out here? "Little Girl, you're as sweet as can be..." ? Only reason it's a 9 is because you don't know what happens afterwards... No more episodes with Clarice!
From Ryan : Although I am not normally a Chip 'n' Dale fan, I didn't mind this short too much. This was probably becuase this is one of the few Chip 'n' Dale shorts where the two chipmunks don't torment a character. In this case, they are rivals for the sexy Clarice.
From Al Foster : This is one of the single most wonderful cartoons I've ever seen, mainly because (and this is true for so many Disney shorts) the wonderful, wonderful music in it. The instrumental score music AND the songs they croon in the night club. Like I always said (and still do, of course), Disney 's feature films, DUMBO, SNOW WHITE and so on are... well, nice to look at, but these shorts, man, THESE are the true -the true- gems of Walt Disney and his greatest legacy. Kudos and such heart-felt thanks to all the animators, writers and of course to Oliver Wallace and Paul Smith for composing such great music for so many of them. Why aren't they all released chronologically on DVD?
From Baruch Weiss : This is a great short. Chip and Dale attend a night club and vie for the attention of Clarice. Of course what really won me over just like many of the Disney shorts was the wonderful music, this time done by Joseph S. Dubin.
From Mary : To answer Adam's question about the song at the end of the short -- it's "Little Girl," which was sung by Whispering Jack Smith back in the 1920s. I think it's an adorable song that's sadly forgotten today, although Marvin Hamlisch did make use of it in his soundtrack for "The Sting."
From Steve Carras : Clarice is a hottie.
From Michelle I. : I cannot say enough good things about this splendidly done cartoon. Everything about it is excellent, from the 'cozy' animation of the way Chip and Dale's home is drawn to the music and the nightclub, and Clarice. Little details make this one memorable to me; the leaf curtains, the look of the steps and tables, and of course the fight for Clarice's affections is endlessly fun. I love the music and the animation and everything about this cartoon, beginning to end.
From Joseph Hill : This is one of my favorite Chip and Dale shorts. I saw it when I was around 5, and remembered most of it. I can't remember the last time I saw it, but in retrospect I should have hidden all those old VHS tapes my grandparents recorded just because of how Disney is now.

I was watching the "House of Mouse" a few days ago which featured the duo's older cartoons. When Two Chips and a Miss came on I was overjoyed. I sat and watched with no distractions, as it brought back some memories.

When Chip stood in front of the mirror gazing at how sharp he looks in a suit I expected him to say "You gay dog"... Other than this minor annoyance the cartoon was for the most part intact, right up to the romantic end. Damn you Disney for being conservative!

My only hope is to get the Chip and Dale shorts DVD and PRAY that they keep what was there in the first place.

I too, like so many others, love the music from this particular episode. I have searched for the lyrics on Google and Yahoo, but with little luck.

"Just one glance at you meant love from the start, and oh what a thrill came into my heart."


From Dino Cencia : I really liked this Chip and Dale cartoon. Also, I liked the girl chipmunk Clarice. She is so cool and so sweet. I liked the part when Chip and Dale played music with the piano and a guitar. Clarice sings while Chip and Dale play music. I liked when they were singing that "little girl" song. I give this cartoon a 70. So romantic!
From Hsa La : I love this short! What really won me over was the music. Mainly what I like is the whole number including the piano solo after Chip crashed into the piano. It's a shame that this isn't shown much. If it was there would be (as Groucho Marx said), dancing in the streets, etc.
From Henrik : My favorite Chip'n'Dale short. I just love Clarice. She is cute (hot for a chipmunk) and cool but to bad this is the only short with her and that she didn't choose one of the chipmunks. I love both the songs they are singing especially at the end when all three of them sing together.

"Little girl, your the one girl for me. Little girl, your as sweet as can be.
Just a glance at you meant love from the start, and oh what a thrill came into my heart.
Little guys, with your cute little ways, I am yours, for the rest of my days."


From Ted McAlister : I love this show because each time I watch it on the DVD that it has been released on I can not get enough out of how Chip and Dale are challenging each other over the same Girlfriend. I have to say what when you hear that voice saying "You Gay Dog You!" to Chip I know that for a fact that the true meaning of the word Gay is Happy not Homosexual. Whoever changed the meaning of that word in the early 1970's did not realize that shows like this and others that have that word referring to Happy were not expecting anyone to change it to mean Homosexual. So what everyone needs to know on any TV show made before 1972 that uses the word Gay it means Happy not homosexual.

I wish that before Walt Disney died they could have made another show with the boys fighting over the same girl and have it to where one of them finally would win her love. Plus this is the only show that shows "The Acorn Club" It would have been something if Chip or Dale would have gotten marred to that singer.


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