Donald Duck in Chip an' Dale

Chip an’ Dale is Released

Those rascally rodents Chip and Dale first appeared in the 1943 cartoon short Private Pluto, but they were neither Chip nor Dale by name. It wasn’t until this day in 1947 that they debuted with their names in the Academy Award®-nominated Donald Duck cartoon short Chip an’ Dale. The diminutive duo went on to appear in a total of 24 cartoon shorts. Usually appearing in other characters’ cartoons, such as Donald Duck, in 1951 the pocket-sized pair debuted in their own series of three cartoons: Chicken In The Rough (1951), Two Chips And A Miss (1952), and The Lone Chipmunks (1954).