Working for Peanuts
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 11, 1953 Series: Donald Duck
Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)


Chip and Dale discover a new source of food - peanuts - as long as they can get them away from an elephant named Dolores guarded by zookeeper Donald.


Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)



Jack Hannah


William "Bill" Justice
George Kreisl
Volus Jones


Nick George
Roy Williams


Oliver Wallace


Eyvind Earle


Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Included in:

This is Your Life, Donald Duck


  • This short was produced in 3-D and at least until recently, could be seen in the 3-D format at one of the theatres at Disney World.


Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 44)


United States

Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3


Donald Vedette de Television


Cartoons Disney 1
Cartoon Festival 1
La Storia de Paperino

CED Disc

United States

Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Here's Donald / Here's Goofy
Starring Mickey and Minnie / Starring Chip 'n' Dale
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3


This is Your Life Donald Duck
Starring Chip 'n' Dale


United States

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


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


Tout le Monde aime Tic & Tac Volume 2

United Kingdom

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


Piff & Puff : Volume 2 : Traedtrubbel


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

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:46
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

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From Ryan :

This short is okay, but it isn't one of my favorites. I don't really care too much for Chip and Dale cartoons. Although in this cartoon the two chipmunks really aren't that annoying. All they try to do is get some peanuts from an elephant in a zoo. Zookeeper Donald, however, tries every way to stop them, but thanks to some white paint, Chip and Dale are put in the zoo as albino chipmunks. This cartoon marks the third appearance of Dolores the elephant, who first appeared in the Goofy cartoon The Big Wash and then in the other Goofy cartoon Tiger Trouble.

From Baruch Weiss :

Looking at the title of this short made me think of a joke. What kind of nuts can people find in the frozen food section? Peanuts! Anyway back to the short; I enjoyed this short quite a bit. There was a scene in it that was similar to Dragon Around where Donald runs into a wall and knocks himself silly.

From Michelle I. :

I think Working for Peanuts is very good. Standout moments are Donald using Dolores's trunk to vacuum-suck peanuts from the chipmunks' hands, and the arrival of 'albino chipmunks' who've been immersed in white paint. When the paint begins to come off, they can somehow make suspenders out of their natural color!

From Austin Long :

Working for Peanuts is a beautiful jewel in a collection of Disney greats. The humor is never dull. 5 stars out of 5.

From Mike :

I did enjoy this short. I kinda like Dale showing some smarts at the end in making Donald think his exposed half is pants. Very clever and a very humorous cartoon.

From Ralph W. Daniel :

This cartoon short was shown again in all its 3D glory as a lead-in for "Meet The Robinsons" in 2007. Now that so many theatres are rigged for 3D, it would be nice to re-release ALL of the old 3D shorts.