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Out of Scale (1951)

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.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Bill Berg (story), Nick George (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dessie Flynn Dessie Flynn ... Dale (voice)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Chip (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aku Ankan leikkijuna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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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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

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

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Got my brother interested in miniatures...
25 March 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

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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