Dragon Around
Studio: Disney Release Date : July 16, 1954 Series: Donald Duck
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Construction worker Donald tries to oust Chip 'n' Dale out of their home to build a highway, so the chipmunks become knights in shining armor to fight back.

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Chip
Dale

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

William "Bill" Justice
Volus Jones

Story

Nick George
Roy Williams

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 48)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 58)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 1

Germany

Bum, Bum, Bumerang
Das Gro├če Micky Maus Festival
Micky und Company

France

Disney Parade 2
Mickey et Compagnie

Italy

Cartoons Disney 5

CED Disc

United States

Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 4

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Disney's Best of 1931-1948
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree / Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Starring Mickey and Minnie / Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 1

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 2
Donald Duck Goes West
Mickey and Company
Cartoon Carousel
Starring Chip 'n' Dale

DVD

United States

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

Germany

Chip 'n' Chap : Volume 2 : Die Hornschen Sind Los

France

Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 2

United Kingdom

Chip 'n' Dale : Volume 2 : Trouble in a Tree

Sweden

Piff & Puff : Volume 2 : Traedtrubbel

Canada

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

Technical Specifications

Running time: 7:01
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
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Baruch Weiss :

I like this short. I also noticed that the explosion sound was similar to the ending in Up A Tree.

From Michelle I. :

One of the good Chip and Dale shorts is 'Dragon Around,' where Donald's steam shovel terrorizes the chipmunk knights. Typically clever and entertaining.

From Bryan Hensley :

This short from 1954 wrapped up volume 4 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection with a bang... quite literally! Chip 'n' Dale's home is in the shape of a castle this time, and after Dale reads a fairy tales book, Chip believed there was a dragon after them, after Dale convinced him! (Donald's steam shovel, that is.) Dale's horse-neighing sounds sound like they've been sped up for little guys like him. Donald tried to take the tree down, but ended up losing the "dragon's" tooth, and replaced it with a gold one. Once the shovel's mouth was stuck in tar, all its teeth came out! Donald tried to headbutt the shovel on the tree, but it wouldn't give. Thank goodness, Chip 'n' Dale found wrenches and unscrewed the shovel's parts, making it speed away to nothing! (Except Donald getting conked on the head on the tree, like in the short Working For Peanuts the previous year.) Did you notice the explosions Donald was going through had the same noises as the 1955 short Up A Tree? A blowtorch makes a good fire-breathing effect for a steam shovel that looks like a dragon. It nearly burned Chip 'n' Dale to pieces! I hope you enjoy this knight-and-dragon tale set in the mid-1950's! (Just look at the sign the shovel puts up. It says: "Another freeway for your safety.")

From DaVon :

When I was little, I first saw this Chip and Dale vs. Donald Duck featurette on volume 9 of the second series of Walt Disney Cartoon Classics starring the eponymous chipmunk duo. The ninth volume was one of the few I had/owned and I rented most of the others. Anyway, this is another great one. I can't decide which of the shorts on the video is my most favorite nor any of these particular shorts in general. I concur that the majority of them are great. I really like the sound effects coming from that dragon-like vehicle in which Donald rides. The best part is near the end, when Chip and Dale really give Donald his comeuppance (and he'd really come up, sky high), when they replace the rungs of the ladder with dynamite sticks and light the fuses, and the duck is sent into the horizon as the dynamites go off almost like fireworks. I love it.

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    Sources

    Jack Hannah: Director
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    William "Bill" Justice: Animator
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    Volus Jones: Animator
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    Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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    Nick George: Story
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    Roy Williams: Story
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    Yale Gracey: Layout
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    Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
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    Oliver Wallace: Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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