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Writers:
Bill Berg (story) &
Nick George (story)
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Release Date:
2 November 1951 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Dessie Flynn ... Dale (voice)
James MacDonald ... Chip (voice)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)

Directed by
Jack Hannah 
 
Writing credits
Bill Berg (story) &
Nick George (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Visual Effects by
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
 
Animation Department
Bob Carlson .... animator
Yale Gracey .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator
Bill Justice .... animator
George Kreisl .... animator
Art Riley .... background artist
 
Crew believed to be complete


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7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Possibly a deliberate sight gag, Donald is out of scale in several scenes despite his obsession with accuracy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Once Upon a Mouse (1981)See more »

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Got my brother interested in miniatures..., 25 March 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Not one of my favourite Donald Duck/Chip 'n' Dale cartoons of all time, but it is still a great cartoon and one of their most fascinating. I loved the story, structurally it wasn't hugely surprising, but it completely engaged and interested me and it was paced to Disney's usual crisp standard. This was also the cartoon that got my brother interested in miniatures and inventions, and no wonder seeing as both are shown here in a very intriguing way especially the miniatures. The animation is beautiful with all three characters well-drawn and the backgrounds fluid, and the music is suitably jaunty. The sight gags are amusing and Donald and the chipmunks really shine here, especially Donald. All in all, very fascinating and highly recommendable cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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