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Toy Tinkers (1949)

Chip and Dale sneak into Donald Duck's house to steal his walnuts. Donald dresses as Santa Claus to have fun with the two thieving chipmunks, but ends up using the war toys underneath the Christmas tree to do battle with them.

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Dale (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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When Donald Duck chops a Christmas tree, the inquisitive chipmunks Chip and Dale follow and see him decorate it with nuts and sweets. So they sneak in his home, determined to 'harvest' it all, using the toys for the Duck nephews, as if Christmas came early for them, so to say. Donald puts up an equally 'playful' yet grim defense, so it all rapidly escalates into a bitter miniature two-to-one-giant war over the Christmas-treats. Written by KGF Vissers

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16 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
Sung by Clarence Nash
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Amusing little cartoon with a good Donald scene
5 February 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Walt Disney shorts work on a different level to MGM's shorts or the Looney Tunes series. Whereas the works of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones and company make you laugh out loud, Disney shorts tend to make you smile to yourself. This one has a rare laugh-out-loud scene, a brilliantly timed and executed set-piece concerning a pair of booby-trapped toy telephones. Donald Duck, never one of my favourite characters, has a highly amusing (and believable) fit of rage here that makes the whole thing worth seeing. There are also some nice old-fashioned children's toys that will cause a nostalgic glow within older viewers.


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