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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Not the first...it's among the first and the first in which the pair starred.
21 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite the title, this is NOT the first appearance of Chip and Dale in cartoons. Instead, it's their third--and their first starring vehicle.

When the film begins, Donald, ever the jerk, chops down Chip and Dale's tree. Naturally the pair resent this--plus he's stolen their nuts! So the pair go in search of their tree or at least what's left of it. The rest is a battle between the two rodents and Donald and, as you'd expect, they get the better of this grouchy bird throughout the cartoon.

So is this a classic? Perhaps. I liked the cartoon and it's well made but it also lacks the wonderful sadism of Warner Brothers' comparable pair, Hubie and Bert--characters that were far less popular but whose nasty antics make me laugh car more than a Chip and Dale cartoon. Still, well worth seeing.


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