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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.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Capers See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Sung by Clarence Nash
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Not a very Merry Christmas for Donald.
15 January 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a Christmas-themed Disney short starring Donald Duck, where he is seen decorating his cabin with ornaments and a Christmas tree. However, the chipmunks Chip 'n' Dale spot acorns and nuts inside the cabin and decides to steal some. This results in an all-out war with toy canons and bazookas between the characters as Chip 'n' Dale try to make away with the loot and Donald trying to defend his turf.

There were some laugh-out-loud moments, especially during the parts where tomatoes get slapped onto Donald's face and when things blow up in Donald's ear after he answers the phone. But, it's obvious Chip 'n' Dale got away with murder as they got the upper hand with Donald, as usual, and it's unfair to poor Donald because the rodents were the one who snuck into the house and stole his stuff.

It's a laughable Christmas cartoon, but I don't like how Donald always end up losing to those conniving rodents!

Grade C


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