7.7/10
920
8 user 2 critic

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.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Harry Reeves (story), Milt Banta (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pluto comes bounding outside to help Mickey get a Christmas tree. Chip 'n Dale see him and make fun of him, but the tree they take refuge in is the one Mickey chops down. They like the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Ruth Clifford, Pinto Colvig, Dessie Flynn
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Donald Duck, in a battleship made of ice, goes to war against his three nephews, who fight back from their ice fort.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish, Hannes Schroll
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Allan Watson
Chip an' Dale (1947)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A narrator sings the opening stanzas of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof, comes down the chimney, and opens his bag. The toys march out and decorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Kenny Baker
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chip and Dale are worried about gathering enough acorns for the winter until park ranger Donald comes along with a bag full he's trying to plant.

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
On Ice (1935)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Mickey's dancing in the ice to petty over a child's donation.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Lend a Paw (1941)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Pluto saves the life of a kitten, and later feels jealous towards the kitten after Mickey Mouse takes the kitten in.

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mickey and his friends take a vacation in his house trailer equipped with all the latest modern conveniences. Heading up a steep mountain road with Goofy driving the car, surely nothing can go wrong.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, James MacDonald
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dessie Flynn Dessie Flynn ... Dale (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Chip (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | toy | duck | walnut | house | See All (107) »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Capers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Sung by Clarence Nash
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Donald and Chip n' Dale "celebrate" Christmas together
9 October 2002 | by llltdesqSee 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.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed