Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »

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Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their acorns stay behind, so they work at putting out Donald's fire and retrieving their stash. Donald, of course, takes this as calmly and cheerfully as you would expect. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Though this is not their first cartoon appearance, it is the first one they starred in. Chip an' Dale is the cartoon title and the names of the two chipmunks which is based on the work of cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) who was active in London and worked in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. See more »

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At short's end, Dale is seen holding up one end of a piece of wood, and the wood is straight as if someone is holding up the other end. However in the next scene, when one sees him walking away with it, he is in the middle of the piece of wood, holding it by himself. See more »

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Lots of Fun
21 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very funny Oscar-nominated Donald Duck short featuring Chip & Dale. While it isn't the first Chip & Dale cartoon, it is the first in which they go by those names. It's also their first pairing with Donald Duck. The story has Donald at a wintry cabin. He decides to chop down a tree for some firewood. Needless to say, the small tree he chooses is occupied. Chip & Dale want their home back and are happy to torment Donald in the process. This leads to a battle between the duck and the chipmunks with expectedly humorous results. It's well-animated with beautiful colors and nice music. It's got a lively pace and several funny gags. This is good fun that anybody who loves these classic characters should get a kick out of.


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