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Writers:
Bill Berg (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)
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Release Date:
21 November 1952 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Pluto comes bounding outside to help Mickey get a Christmas tree. Chip 'n Dale see him and make fun of him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Christmas Caper With Chipmunks See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)

Ruth Clifford ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto / Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Dessie Flynn ... Dale (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... Chip / Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hannah 
 
Writing credits
Bill Berg (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Dubin  (as Joseph S. Dubin)
 
Visual Effects by
George Rowley .... effects animator
Blaine Gibson .... effects animator (uncredited)
Dan MacManus .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Yale Gracey .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator
Bill Justice .... animator
George Kreisl .... animator
Fred Moore .... animator
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
 
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Runtime:
7 min | Argentina:8 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:
Minnie, Donald and Goofy appear in a cameo in the end of this cartoon.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Dale tosses a green ball at Pluto, but in the next shot, Pluto catches a red ball, followed by a green ball.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mickey Mouse:Okay, Pluto, let's get our tree.
Chip:Get a load of that. Can you top that?
Dale:That kills me!
[Mickey starts chopping the tree down]
Chip:What was that?
Dale:I don't know.
[the tree falls to the ground]
Mickey Mouse:Oh, boy! Okay, Pluto! Alright? Come on, let's go.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Disney Christmas Gift (1983) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Christmas Caper With Chipmunks, 31 May 2003
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

PLUTO'S CHRISTMAS TREE arrives in Mickey's living room with Chip 'n' Dale still living in it...

This enjoyable little Holiday film matches the frustrated Pup against the cunning Chipmunks, with all the props & paraphernalia of Christmas Eve adding extra interest. Mickey has only a supporting role; Goofy, Donald & Minnie have a quick cameo at the end of the cartoon as carolers singing `Deck The Halls.'

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always pay off.

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