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Toy Tinkers (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  16 December 1949 (USA)
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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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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
Sung by Clarence Nash
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Donald and Chip n' Dale "celebrate" Christmas together
9 October 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is actually a very good short. All too often both Donald and Chip n' Dale get on my nerves after a very short period of time and, paired together, they're like fingernails on a chalkboard. This one works for some unfathomable reason. Good story, I guess. Nominated for an Academy Award and is a very good cartoon. Well worth looking for. Recommended.


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