Chicken in the Rough
Studio: Disney Release Date : January 19, 1951 Series: Chip 'n' Dale
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Chip 'n' Dale wander into a farmyard to collect acorns. Dale mistakes an egg for a nut, but when he tries to demonstrate to a newly hatched chick how to get back into the egg, a rooster mistakes him for one of his chicks.

Characters

Chip
Dale

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

William "Bill" Justice
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
Judge Whitaker

Story

Nick George
Bill Berg

Music

Joseph S. Dubin

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

George Rowley

Included in:

The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale

Video Information

VHS

United States

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

Germany

Die Abenteuer von A-Hörnchen und B-Hörnchen

France

Les Aventures de Tic et Tac
Tic et Tac

Italy

Le Avventure di Cip e Ciop

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

DVD

United States

Starring Chip 'n' Dale

Germany

Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 1 : Lusitige Streiche

France

Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 1

United Kingdom

Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 1 : Here Comes Trouble

Sweden

Piff & Puff : Volume 1 : Galen i Piff och Puff

Canada

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

Technical Specifications

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 :

Although I am not really a Chip and Dale fan, I find this to be an extremely funny short. Chip and Dale are looking for nuts on a farm and Dale goes into the hen house. He sees eggs and thinks they're nuts. When a chick pops out of the egg, Dale tries to put him back in, but then Dale decides he'll go into the egg. The mother hen comes in and sits on the eggs, causing Dale to sweat.

From Baruch Weiss :

This time instead of harassing Donald or Pluto the chipmunks are on a farm (that's similar to the farm from Farmyard Symphony) collecting nuts. Anyway great short. I first saw it on a video titled (appropriately enough) "A Tale Of Two Chipmunks "at my grandparents house.

From Grace :

A very funny Chip and Dale short that involves with chickens instead of battling with Donald, Pluto or Mickey. It has lots of humor inside that will really make you laugh. I recommend this short and Dale next time, please stay out of the chicken house.

From Matt Scrima :

I think it's funny when the chicken thinks Dale is her chick.

From Bryan Hensley :

Some of the footage used in this short was used from the 1938 Silly Symphony Farmyard Symphony. I only know of 2 shorts in Chip 'n' Dale's own classic cartoon series; this one and Two Chips and a Miss. (Which are both in volume 4 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection on DVD) When my daddy saw this short, he told me roosters don't have teeth! (After the rooster figures out Dale was faking eating a caterpillar!) After the rooster tries to squash Dale in the egg he hid in, the mother hen clucks at him angrily! Did anyone notice that the scenery moved a little and the rooster stayed in place in that scene? In the end, Chip couldn't help but mock his buddy and laugh his head off! This was one hilarious short if you ask me! My daddy's a big fan of Chip 'n' Dale even though lots of folks put them down, and I don't know why!

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Screenshots

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History

11/29/2011

  • Screenshots added by eutychus

8/9/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/25/2012

  • Credits added by eutychus
  • Tech specs added by eutychus

4/25/2015

  • Home video info added by ToonStar95

Sources

Jack Hannah: Director
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William "Bill" Justice: Animator
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Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
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Judge Whitaker: Animator
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George Rowley: Effects Animation
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Nick George: Story
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Bill Berg: Story
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Yale Gracey: Layout
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Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
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Joseph S. Dubin: Music
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