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The Lone Chipmunks

A Chip 'n' Dale Cartoon

Release Date : April 7, 1954

Running Time : 6:23

Synopsis

Chip 'n' Dale in the old west, trying to bring in Black Pete for a $10,000 reward.

Characters

Pete
Chip 'n' Dale

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
Edwin Aardal
George Nicholas
Backgrounds
Dick Anthony
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Thor Putnam
Story
Dick Kinney
Milt Schaffer
Music
Oliver Wallace

Inside Jokes

A sign on the bank reads "Gower Gulch Bank" . Gower Gulch was the industry nickname for a stretch of Gower St. near the Republic Studios where would-be extras would congregate in hopes getting bit parts in Republic's "B" westerns.

Cut Scenes

A few gun scenes have been cut, as well as a scene showing one of the chipmunks bending Pete's pinky finger way back.

Video

United States
A Tale of Two Chipmunks
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Germany
Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen
Das Große Micky Maus Festival
France
Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Italy
Le Avventure di Caccia del Prof. de Paperis
Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1

Laserdiscs

A Tale of Two Chipmunks /The Unsinkable Donald Duck
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Japan
The Hunting Instinct
Cartoon Carousel

DVD

United States
Davy Crockett : 50th Anniversary Double Feature

Television

Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 61
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

Comments

From Ryan : This is the only Chip and Dale vs. Pete cartoon. In it, Pete portrays an outlaw who has recently robbed the bank of a small Western town. He hides the money in Chip and Dale's tree. Although I don't really care much for Chip and Dale cartoons, I found this one to be a little funny. At least they were harassing the "bad guy" rather than an innocent victim like Donald or Pluto.
From Rohan : Two chipmunks and one beloved Disney shorts villain make for cartoon hilarity.
From Baruch Weiss : Nicely well done short.
From Christian : I agree with Ryan. It is a good thing that Pete is the victim in this one rather than Donald or Pluto. This is definitely one of my favorite shorts.
From Bryan Hensley : I discovered this short here on the Internet. If there was ever a Funny Factory volume all about Chip 'n' Dale, this short would've been in it! Believe it or not, it was a part of their own series as late as 1954! Near the beginning, someone put up a poster about Black Pete, and Chip accidentally ripped a hole at the head. Dale thought his own best friend was an outlaw! What would chipmunks want with $10,000 anyway? (Even in 1954, it was still before Alvin and the Chipmunks!) At least they found out who the real outlaw was, before Chip thought Dale went "nuts", and they ended up driving Pete crazy! (Right up until the cavalry shows up!) It was hilarious when Dale tried imitating a gun! Pete tried shooting at them, and he about killed them both times! (Once by a gun-powder cigarette Chip 'n' Dale had made together!) Whether it's on a rare home video or here on the Internet, I hope you enjoy this old Western tale of The Lone Chipmunks! It was the only time I know of that they took on a bad guy, such as Pete!
From Mike : This is one of Chip 'n' Dale's funniest cartoons. The funniest part is when they make Pete run into the frying pan and he ends up with eggs and bacon on his face. Truly a classic.

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