Chip and Dale got their start as unbilled co-stars in a 1943 cartoon called Private Pluto.
Between 1943 through 1956 Chip and Dale appeared in 23 cartoon shorts. However, they are probably best known for their films with Donald Duck. Their first appearance with Donald was in a 1947 Donald Duck cartoon, called Chip an’ Dale.
- Originally Voiced By
Jim Macdonald and Dessie Flynn
- Speed It Up
Disney filmmakers sped up the voice recordings so you could just barely understand the chipmunks.
Storyman Bill Peet came up with the suggestion of making one of them a little goofball to give them two different personalities.
In the 1943 cartoon called Private Pluto,Chip and Dale both have black noses. Later, to help tell them apart, Dale’s nose was changed to red.
- Animated By
Disney Legend Bill Justice was primarily known for being the lead animator on numerous Chip and Dale cartoons.