Chip 'n' Dale
Chip and Dale in Kingdom Hearts
Background information
Movies Fun and Fancy Free (cameo)

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Short Films The Chip and Dale series and various others
Television Programs Walt Disney anthology series

The Mouse Factory

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Darkwing Duck (cameo)

Quack Pack (cameo, Dale only)

Mickey Mouse Works

House of Mouse

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Have a Laugh!

A Poem Is...

It's a Small World: The Animated Series (cameo)

Mickey Mouse

Video Games Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1 & 2

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventure in Nimnul's Castle

Mickey's Racing Adventure

Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour

Kingdom Hearts series

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Disney Magical World

Disney INFINITY series (townspeople)

Voice Uncredited female office staff (early appearances)


James MacDonald (1947–1960)

Jack Wagner (1980s)

Tress MacNeille (1988–present)


Dessie Flynn (1947–1960)

Jack Wagner (1980s)

Corey Burton (1988–present)

Tress MacNeille (1999–2006)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Dale: Rubber Bando (in "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!")

Chip: Chipper, Chipper Lad

Personality Chip: Clever, responsible, a bubble-burster

Dale: Lazy, goofy, dim-witted

Both: Mischievous, fun-loving, adventurous, comical, silly, zany, energetic, lovable, tricksters

Goal Unknown
Allies Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Sora, Aqua, Terra, Ventus, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck (sometimes), Pluto (sometimes), Gadget Hackwrench, Clarice, Zipper, Monterey Jack, Humphrey the Bear, Foxglove, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Webby Vanderquack, Bubba the Cave Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Pete (sometimes), Ludwig Von Drake
Enemies Donald Duck, Pluto, Pete, Fat Cat, Professor Norton Nimnul, Don Karnage, Solego the Chaos God, Maleficent
Likes Adventure, nuts, food, cheating, winning, playing tricks, teasing Donald, Clarice, and Gadget
Dislikes Losing food, their tree(s) being chopped down
Quotes Chip: "Jiminy's Journal! I think it's gone completely nuts!"

Dale: "Nuts? Where?"

Chip: "That's not what I mean!"

Chip and Dale are a pair of cunning and mischievous chipmunks. Although the duo have similar looks and rarely appear separately, they each have distinct personalities and a few distinguishing physical features.

Chip can be identified by his small black "chocolate chip" nose and a single front tooth, whereas Dale has a larger nose which is red, and two adjacent front teeth. Chip is also usually the more logical and cunning of the two, with Dale being the more dim-witted.

While they most frequently appeared in theatrically-released cartoons under the Donald Duck and Pluto series, they were also featured in three shorts under their own banner, "Chip and Dale"—these were Chicken in the Rough, Two Chips and a Miss and The Lone Chipmunks.

The duo also starred in their own television series, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, as leading protagonists.

Background Edit

Chip and Dale first appeared in a 1943 Pluto cartoon titled Private Pluto. In this appearance, they look a lot more like realistic chipmunks and did not have names. The two then-nameless twin chipmunks were never intended to be used again after that short, but when Walt Disney needed new characters to challenge Donald Duck, Walt decided to revive these two chipmunks, leading them to acquire their now-familiar names and personalities. Ever since, they have appeared primarily in Donald Duck and Pluto cartoons.

Chip and Dale became so popular that they were able to star in their own series of cartoons, joining Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Only three shorts were created in that series. The first was Chicken in the Rough, where Dale becomes trapped in a chicken coop. The next and most famous one was Two Chips and a Miss, where they go out to a night club and battle for the attention of female chipmunk Clarice. The last was The Lone Chipmunks, where Chip 'n' Dale foil the outlaw Pete.

Their names are a pun on the name "Chippendale" (a reference to furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale). This was suggested by Bill "Tex" Henson, a screenwriter at the studio.

Voices Edit

The classic voices of Chip and Dale were mostly provided by Helen Silbert, Dessie Flynn/Dessie Miller and James MacDonald. The earliest voices of the chipmunks were provided by female office staff, without credit.

In Private Pluto, the chipmunks' speech was created by speeding up sound clips of normal speech. In a number of the shorts that followed, many of these same sound clips were re-used again and again, though later shorts used new dialogue specifically recorded for them.

At one point in Winter Storage, Chip and Dale get into an argument while caught in a trap. When the scene switches to an outside view of the box (with Donald Duck sitting on the box), the dialogue being heard is actually a sped-up segment of the voice-over narration from the Goofy short A Knight for a Day.

Since 1988, Chip has been voiced by Tress MacNeille and Dale has been voiced by Corey Burton. However, in Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse, the first season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Have a Laugh! versions of the classic shorts, Tress voiced both chipmunks.

Personalities Edit

Chip is the brains of the duo and thus is shown to be clever, fearless and a little bossy. Unlike his best friend, he's a fast thinker and far more active. When dealing with Donald, Chip shows to be much more of a threat than Dale, both mentally and physically. In Rescue Rangers, Chip constantly thinks about being on duty to the point where he is thought to not know how to be fun; because of such, Dale's blundering causes him nothing but headaches.

Dale is sometimes lazy, dim-witted and clumsy. In earlier appearances, he was completely foolish to the point where he can truly be called an idiot. In later years, that aspect of his personality was toned down to just being carefree, fun-loving, and goofy. In Rescue Rangers, Dale wears a Hawaiian shirt, possibly to show how relaxed his personality is; he gets along easier with Monterey Jack and Zipper than Chip.

While the two are nearly inseparable and count each other as their closest friends, the one thing that can tear them apart is a romantic interest. They have been known to have feelings for the same girl most of the time and battle each other for the affections of the girl in question. In Rescue Rangers, both are in love with Gadget, but can't seem to be open about their feelings.

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