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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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Dessie Flynn ...
Dale (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ...
Chip (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
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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Rather violent but amusing Chip and Dale short.
3 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Like quite a lot of Looney Tunes episodes and even some Disney Mickey Mouse and Friends episodes, this has quite a lot of slapstick, but luckily a lot of witty humour to top it off.

Basically, Chip and Dale are woken up at night-time when Donald Duck chops down a tree for his Christmas tree in their forest. When Chip and Dale see his house (to where he is going) they decide to follow him and come up to his house chock full of toys and sweets. Chip and Dale become very excited and start triggering their "stealing mood"...

A cute, well-done cartoon, also very funny, this is a lovely Christmas short that many will like. This is recommended for fans of the cute little chipmunks, people who are excited to find out what happens next (if they have read the eye-catching blurb above) and people who also like Donald Duck having his revenge on Chip and Dale and how he does it/tries.

Enjoy "Toy Tinkers"! :-)


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