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March 23, 1951 – The Donald Duck Short Film Corn Chips is Released to Theaters

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“I ougta knock your block off!”

On March 25, 1951, the Donald Duck short film Corn Chips was released to theaters. It was directed by Jack Hannah, with story by Bill Berg and Nick George.

Donald is shoveling his sidewalk after a heavy snowfall, but finds that Chip and Dale are brushing their own tree sidewalk, leaving snow all over his freshly shoveled walk. Donald manages to trick the two into finishing his work, and laughs when they finally realize that they’ve been tricked. Angered, the two run to his door and watch through the key holes to see Donald making some popcorn. The pair manage to sneak into the house and knock over the box of popcorn kernels, but realize that they aren’t edible. Chip kicks some kernels into the fire, and the two are surprised when they start to pop. Donald pours the kernels into a popper, not realizing that the chipmunks have fallen in as well. Donald pops the corn over a fire, and pours the popcorn, and chipmunks into a bowl, but the chipmunks abscond with the entire bowl. Donald chases them outside and manages to steal the bowl back by hiding all the popcorn under his hat, but the pair gets it back, and Donald chases them all around his house. In the end, Donald tries to smoke them out of the tree, but the two pop the rest of the box of popcorn, leaving Donald’s clean sidewalk covered in a sea of popcorn that Donald has to shovel again.

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