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Chip 'n' Dale are a pair of rascally chipmunks who star in cartoons and comics produced by The Walt Disney Company. First appearing without names in the 1943 animated short Private Pluto, they went on to become recurring adversaries for Donald Duck and sometimes Pluto (and even Mickey Mouse on at least one occasion), including starring in a few Christmas cartoons with them. Originally designed as two identical chipmunks, the pair later became distinguishable in that Chip is the more serious one with a black nose, while Dale is the sillier one who has buck teeth and a red nose. In 1989, they also starred in their own animated television series, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers, though it never had a Christmas episode (however, a Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers comic story set at Christmastime was published in the magazine Disney Adventures).

Appearances in Christmas specials

Jiminy with Chip and Dale

Chip and Dale with Jiminy Cricket in From All of Us to All of You.

Chip and Dale in Mickey's Magical Christmas

Chip and Dale's cameo in Mickey's Magical Christmas.

Theatrical shorts

Television specials and episodes

  • From All of Us to All of You - Chip and Dale prominently appear in this 1958 compilation special, which incorporates Toy Tinkers as one of the featured cartoons. In the bridging animation produced for the special, Jiminy Cricket introduces the duo, who abruptly come in, singing and dancing to their theme song. Jiminy tells the pair that he's brought them here so they can tell the audience how they spend Christmas Eve. The chipmunks proceed to jump in to one of the nearby Christmas cards, where they go to get their Christmas tree (that is to say, they get a tree-shaped branch off of one of the trees). After setting their "tree" up and hanging their stockings, Chip and Dale prepare to go to sleep, but are distracted by the sound of Donald chopping down a tree outside, segueing into Toy Tinkers itself.
  • A Magic Kingdom Yuletide Special
  • Disney's Christmas Fantasy on Ice
  • Mickey's Nutcracker
  • "Mickey's Mixed Nuts"
  • "Mickey's Christmas Chaos"

Direct-to-video films

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