Out of Scale
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 2, 1951 Series: Donald Duck

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Chip 'n' Dale make themselves at home in Donald's model train set.


Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.


Jack Hannah


William "Bill" Justice
Volus Jones
George Kreisl
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.


Bill Berg
Nick George


Paul Smith (I)


Art Riley


Clarence "Ducky" Nash (unverified)


Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Included in:

Where Do the Stories Come From?


United States

Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 1 : Chip 'n' Dale with Donald Duck


Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen


Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Tic et Tac


Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop

CED Disc

United States

Cartoon Classics - Chip 'n' Dale

Laserdisc (CAV)


Donald Duck : A Star is Born

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Chip n' Dale with Donald Duck


Cartoon Carousel


United States

Starring Chip 'n' Dale
The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961


Alle Lieben Donald
Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 1 : Lusitige Streiche


Tout le Monde aime Donald
Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 1


Il Mio Eroe Paperino

United Kingdom

Everybody Loves Donald
Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 1 : Here Comes Trouble


Alla Alskar Kalle
Piff & Puff : Volume 1 : Galen i Piff och Puff


Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 4 : Starring Chip 'n' Dale

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:17
Production No.: 5116
MPAA No.: 14632
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Joe Powell :

This is my all time favorite Chip an' Dale cartoon. I watched this one over and over as a little kid. I loved the whole concept of Donald's mini neighborhood, and understood where they got the idea for this one years later after reading about Walt's miniature train.

From Ryan :

This is a rather unusual Chip 'n' Dale vs. Donald Duck cartoon. For one thing, Donald accepts the fact that they are using one of his projects, which in this case is a model town with a railroad in his backyard. Donald lets Chip and Dale stay in one of his model houses and offers them miniature milk bottles. Another unusual thing about this cartoon is that the three of them actually work out a disagreement. Chip and Dale successfully put their tree which they had stored acorns in by hauling it on Donald's model train. They then tell Donald that it's a giant redwood.

From Baruch Weiss :

This short is cute. I like the part where Chip and Dale go in one of the mini-houses and pretend they own the place. But what really won me over (and this is true for many of the Disney shorts) was the wonderful, wonderful music.

From Iris :

This is my favorite short. I just love it because it made me imagine Chip 'n' Dale's life. I even thought (when I was a child) they were for real. It's a sweet short, the best of the three of them.

From Munker :

I admit that I'm a big Chip and Dale fan (hence the nickname Munker), but I really thought this was an adorable short. The backdrop with the train was very clever, there was charm in the smallest details of the model houses, and the two little scamps got their way without completely destroying Donald's setup. Urban integration at its finest.

From Dino Cencia :

I loved this Donald and Chip and Dale cartoon. Donald was really nice to Chip and Dale in this short. He let them stay in one of his model houses. Isn't that nice? My favorite part is when Chip and Dale go into their own model house and relaxing on the couch (Dale) and reading a book (Chip). They were also doing chores like sweeping their sidewalk and setting the table for lunch. Then Donald gives them 2 bottles of milk as a milk man. Then when the chipmunks were going to bed, Donald has some fun by making the weather by using a hose by putting water on the house like rain. Also using a aluminum foil or something by making thunder. And also making snow. Cool! Then Chip asks Dale to go outside and check the weather and Donald uses a lamp to make a hot sun and Dale wonders where the snow went. Last, they take Donald's train and make their tree a Giant Redwood. That's cool! This is a great cartoon. I give it a 960 out of 960.

From Matthew Cooper :

When I first saw this cartoon as a kid, I wondered why Donald was riding on a miniature train though a mini town. My little sister (who was watching it with me) said "It's probably a playset" and after reading about Walt's train set here, I see she was right! The part where the chipmunks make their home in one of Donald's model houses and Donald gives them milk is just so cute! Donald thought this too because he says "Aw, isn't that cute". Because I am a Donald Duck fan, It is so satisfying for me that Donald and the chipmunks worked things out. Those cartoons where Donald doesn't do anything to them and Chip an' Dale bother him anyway make me mad, but the shorts where they do something to Donald because he bugs them, even I, a huge Donald Duck fan say "too bad Donald, you deserved it"!

From Mike :

This is the best Donald Chip'n'Dale cartoon. The scenes of Chip'n'Dale in the neighborhood make it woth watching. The best part is it ends with an agreement among the three. One of few times that happened.