All in a Nutshell is an animated short released on September 2, 1949. The short stars Donald Duck and Chip 'n' Dale.


Chip 'n' Dale find a much better source of food than acorns at "Don's Nut Butter" stand.


Voice Cast



Home video


  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'N' Dale Featuring Donald Duck
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Special Edition


Have a Laugh! changes

The following scenes were deleted from the short version due to time constraints:

  • Donald walking up to the nut butter machine.
  • Donald labeling the jars and saying of the nut butter, "Hot dog! These ought to sell like hotcakes!"
  • Donald looking around before noticing Chip 'n' Dale storing their nuts in the tree.
  • Donald sneaking up to the tree and knocking on it to find the solid spot where they are stored before drilling a hole to release them.
  • The chipmunks noticing the trail of nuts left behind.
  • Dale fainting at the sight of the giant nutshell-shaped building where Donald's business is housed and then pointing it out to Chip, who is impressed at this sight.
  • The chipmunks imagining a giant nut inside the giant shell.
  • The chipmunks expressing their delight at the giant nut.
  • The scene of the chipmunks trying to break open the nutshell with rocks is shortened, cutting to the chipmunks using a large boulder.
  • The chipmunks ducking as the boulder flies over them.
  • Donald coming out and looking around, suspecting that he heard a cracking noise, caused by the boulder hitting the roof of his business.
  • The chipmunks taking a jar of the nut butter and sampling it, then swiping a few more jars before Dale sees the nut butter machine in action.
  • The scene of Dale running back several times to sample the nut butter from the machine is shortened; he only does it once.
  • Chip hitting Dale on the lid covering his head, causing the label to tear off.
  • The chipmunks tossing up the jars of nut butter.
  • The chipmunks using the nut butter machine's conveyor belt to slide out the jars.
  • Donald's chase with the chipmunks is cut from the duck chasing them down to him crashing into their tree.
  • The chipmunks donning nutshell halves for helmets and peeling a crashed Donald off of their tree.
  • Dale saluting Chip before cutting the hornets' nest so that it lands in the hollow log where Donald is.
  • Goofy yelling sound from Donald.


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DuckTales (1987 series)Quack PackDuckTales (2017 series)

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See Also
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers