Donald Duck has a model train and town laid out in his yard. He decides to move a live tree that doesn't match the model scale, not realizing it is home to chipmunks Chip and Dale. They in turn move into one of the miniature houses.

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Donald has a ride-on sized train layout in his backyard. There's a large tree (home to Chip 'n Dale) that's out of scale, so Donald moves it while they're out; they come back to see their tree moving. No problem; one of Donald's model houses is just their size. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This short was most likely inspired by the model train layouts that several of the animators had. Walt Disney himself had a miniature train that he could ride on, and even laid track around the studio lot for his miniature engine. See more »

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Possibly a deliberate sight gag, Donald is out of scale in several scenes despite his obsession with accuracy. See more »

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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Chip 'N Dale (1997) See more »

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One of the better Chip 'n' Dale and Donald Duck cartoons.
20 November 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

In this Disney cartoon, Donald Duck has a miniature scale set of a suburb built in his backyard, with a train set running through the perimeters. Donald takes great lengths to make sure that every structural piece of the model is down to scale. However, there is one thing that is out of scale - a tree (large by the scale set's standards) sitting in the middle of everything and it is the home of Chip 'n' Dale. After Donald moves the tree, the chipmunks find themselves a new home in one of the models.

This cartoon is not the usual Chip 'n' Dale vs. Donald Duck story, as they form more of a mutual relationship, with Donald helping the chipmunks settle into their new home (but Donald does later play tricks on them). But, it's nice to see them at least getting along most of the time and Donald doesn't get the brunt of all the bad luck or gets humiliated a lot in this cartoon short, which is a breath of fresh air.

Some funny moments in and there and one of the better Chip 'n' Dale and Donald Duck cartoons out there.

Grade B+


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