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Up a Tree

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : September 3, 1955

Running Time : 6:29

Synopsis

Chip 'n' Dale once again try to save their tree home from lumberjack Donald. Donald, in return, shows us how many ways he can fall of the side of a tree.

Characters

Donald Duck
Chip 'n' Dale

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Bob Carlson
Al Coe
Volus Jones
Bill Justice
Backgrounds
Claude Coats
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 1 : Chip 'n' Dale with Donald Duck
Germany
Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen
Donald Duck Geht Nach Wildwest
France
Tic et Tac
Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Italy
Paperino nel Far West
Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop

CED

United States
Cartoon Classics - Chip 'n' Dale

Laserdiscs

Chip n' Dale with Donald Duck
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
Japan
Donald Duck : A Star is Born
Donald Duck Goes West

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 8 : The Chronological Donald Volume 4
Germany
Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 1 : Lusitige Streiche
France
Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 1
Sweden
Piff & Puff : Volume 1 : Galen i Piff och Puff
United Kingdom
Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 1 : Here Comes Trouble

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 20
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 58
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 Ad : I recently saw this short on the Disney channel in the U.K with a small cut in the soundtrack. Dale just said "it's a duck" without saying "with a big fanny". This cut was probably made because in the U.K "fanny" is a slang term for a certain part of a lady's anatomy.
From Dan : In terms of spectacular action and funny gags this short should rank as one of Disney's most entertaining ones as it is very fast moving and undoubtedly funny. However, I have always thought of the ending of this short as extremely cruel. Chip an Dale have always had the tendency to be unappealing because of their cruelty. The ending disturbed me when I saw this short as a small child and I still find the cruelty in its dark humor repelling.
From Baruch Weiss : I own this cartoon along with 6 others on videocassette on the first volume of "Cartoon Classics" released in the early 1980's. I mentioned in a previous comment that I'm not crazy for them except for the last one Out of Scale, but this one wasn't too bad, but the end where both chipmunks stand on Donald's shoulder and say "Aw that's to bad, we're so sorry" (rather then their old dialogue like "He's a big baboon of an ape come on and take a look" "Oh boy I sure took care of him and was his face red", etc.) after his house was destroyed was really cruel. Poor Donald, the most popular character in the Disney canon hardly wins the day unlike Bugs Bunny who usually wins the day!
From J. P. Hope : That's Donald! Always falling out of trees! I especially like it when the fallen tree sends Donald's house flying and Donald's house explodes, much to Donald's sadness.
From Trae Robinson : This cartoon was featured in a episode of "House of Mouse" about Chip and Dale in full screen.

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