Working for Peanuts

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : November 11, 1953

Running Time : 6:46


Chip and Dale discover a new source of food - peanuts - as long as they can get them away from an elephant named Dolores guarded by zookeeper Donald.


Donald Duck
Chip 'n' Dale
Dolores the Elephant


Jack Hannah
Volus Jones
Bill Justice
George Kreisl
Eyvind Earle
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Yale Gracey
Nick George
Roy Williams
Oliver Wallace


United States
Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3
Donald Vedette de Television
La Storia de Paperino
Cartoon Festival 1
Cartoons Disney 1


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5


Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3
Starring Mickey and Minnie / Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Starring Chip 'n' Dale
This is Your Life Donald Duck


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 8 : The Chronological Donald Volume 4
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 2 : Die Hornschen Sind Los
Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 2
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Piff & Puff : Volume 2 : Traedtrubbel
United Kingdom
Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 2 : Trouble in a Tree


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 42: Goin' to the Zoo
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 44

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 : This short is okay, but it isn't one of my favorites. I don't really care too much for Chip and Dale cartoons. Although in this cartoon the two chipmunks really aren't that annoying. All they try to do is get some peanuts from an elephant in a zoo. Zookeeper Donald, however, tries every way to stop them, but thanks to some white paint, Chip and Dale are put in the zoo as albino chipmunks. This cartoon marks the third appearance of Dolores the elephant, who first appeared in the Goofy cartoon The Big Wash and then in the other Goofy cartoon Tiger Trouble.
From Baruch Weiss : Looking at the title of this short made me think of a joke. What kind of nuts can people find in the frozen food section? Peanuts! Anyway back to the short; I enjoyed this short quite a bit. There was a scene in it that was similar to Dragon Around where Donald runs into a wall and knocks himself silly.
From Michelle I. : I think Working for Peanuts is very good. Standout moments are Donald using Dolores's trunk to vacuum-suck peanuts from the chipmunks' hands, and the arrival of 'albino chipmunks' who've been immersed in white paint. When the paint begins to come off, they can somehow make suspenders out of their natural color!
From Austin Long : Working for Peanuts is a beautiful jewel in a collection of Disney greats. The humor is never dull. 5 stars out of 5.
From Mike : I did enjoy this short. I kinda like Dale showing some smarts at the end in making Donald think his exposed half is pants. Very clever and a very humorous cartoon.
From Ralph W. Daniel : This cartoon short was shown again in all its 3D glory as a lead-in for "Meet The Robinsons" in 2007. Now that so many theatres are rigged for 3D, it would be nice to re-release ALL of the old 3D shorts.

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