The Lone Chipmunks
Studio: Disney Release Date : April 7, 1954 Series: Chip 'n' Dale Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted     

Synopsis

Chip 'n' Dale in the old west, trying to bring in Black Pete for a $10,000 reward.

Characters

Pete
Chip
Dale

Credits

Director

Jack Kinney

Animator

George Nicholas
Edwin "Ed" Aardal

Story

Dick Kinney
Milt Schaffer

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Dick Anthony

Layout

Thor Putnam

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Included in:

The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale

Cut Scenes

A few gun scenes have been cut, as well as a scene showing one of the chipmunks bending Pete's pinky finger way back.

Inside Jokes

A sign on the bank reads "Gower Gulch Bank" . Gower Gulch was the industry nickname for a stretch of Gower St. near the Republic Studios where would-be extras would congregate in hopes getting bit parts in Republic's "B" westerns.

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 61)

Video Information

VHS

United States

A Tale of Two Chipmunks
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale

Germany

Das Große Micky Maus Festival
Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen

France

Les Aventures de Tic et Tac

Italy

Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop
Le Avventure di Caccia del Prof. de Paperis

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Starring Donald and Daisy / Starring Pluto and Fifi
The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
A Tale of Two Chipmunks /The Unsinkable Donald Duck

Japan

Donald Duck Goes West
Cartoon Carousel
The Hunting Instinct

DVD

United States

Davy Crockett : 50th Anniversary Double Feature

Technical Specifications

Running time: 6:23
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

This is the only Chip and Dale vs. Pete cartoon. In it, Pete portrays an outlaw who has recently robbed the bank of a small Western town. He hides the money in Chip and Dale's tree. Although I don't really care much for Chip and Dale cartoons, I found this one to be a little funny. At least they were harassing the "bad guy" rather than an innocent victim like Donald or Pluto.

From Rohan :

Two chipmunks and one beloved Disney shorts villain make for cartoon hilarity.

From Baruch Weiss :

Nicely well done short.

From Christian :

I agree with Ryan. It is a good thing that Pete is the victim in this one rather than Donald or Pluto. This is definitely one of my favorite shorts.

From Bryan Hensley :

I discovered this short here on the Internet. If there was ever a Funny Factory volume all about Chip 'n' Dale, this short would've been in it! Believe it or not, it was a part of their own series as late as 1954! Near the beginning, someone put up a poster about Black Pete, and Chip accidentally ripped a hole at the head. Dale thought his own best friend was an outlaw! What would chipmunks want with $10,000 anyway? (Even in 1954, it was still before Alvin and the Chipmunks!) At least they found out who the real outlaw was, before Chip thought Dale went "nuts", and they ended up driving Pete crazy! (Right up until the cavalry shows up!) It was hilarious when Dale tried imitating a gun! Pete tried shooting at them, and he about killed them both times! (Once by a gun-powder cigarette Chip 'n' Dale had made together!) Whether it's on a rare home video or here on the Internet, I hope you enjoy this old Western tale of The Lone Chipmunks! It was the only time I know of that they took on a bad guy, such as Pete!

From Mike :

This is one of Chip 'n' Dale's funniest cartoons. The funniest part is when they make Pete run into the frying pan and he ends up with eggs and bacon on his face. Truly a classic.

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Screenshots

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History

12/14/2011

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8/8/2012

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8/2/2013

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9/3/2014

  • Animation type added by eutychus
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  • Sound type added by eutychus
  • Aspect ratio added by eutychus
  • Print format added by eutychus
  • Negative format added by eutychus
  • Cinematographic format added by eutychus
  • Original Language added by eutychus

4/25/2015

  • Home video info added by ToonStar95

4/4/2016

  • Credits added by Toonatic

Sources

Jack Kinney: Director
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George Nicholas: Animator
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Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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Dick Kinney: Story
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Milt Schaffer: Story
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Thor Putnam: Layout
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Dick Anthony: Backgrounds
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Oliver Wallace: Music
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Edwin "Ed" Aardal: Animator
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