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Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald makes the mistake of tormenting a bee. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

This is the first 1940 Donald Duck cartoon to feature Spike the Bee who's a rival of Donald Duck. When Donald Duck teased him, he would get his revenge by attempting to sting Donald Ducks tail feathers which he finally did at the end. Spike the Bee would be in later Donald Duck Cartoons such as "Inferior Decorator" 1948, "Honey Harvester" 1949, "Slide, Donald, Slide", 1949. "Bee at the Beach" 1950 and "Let's Stick Together" 1952 always attempting to sting Donald Ducks tail feathers which Spike the Bee does in the end. See more »

Goofs

While Donald Duck is hoisted up on a platform singing, the person with the garden shears clips Donalds hat and his tail feathers exposing his tail. In the next shot Donald Ducks tail feathers appear as though they have never been cut. See more »

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Donald Duck: [singing] I'm flying high, up in the sky, watching the world go by.
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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Bugged (1997) See more »

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25 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Window Cleaners (1940)

*** (out of 4)

Donald and Pluto are on their job of cleaning windows when they run into one issue after another. While up cleaning windows Donald decides to be mean to a baby bee and this leads to his downfall.

WINDOW CLEANERS is a pretty good short from Disney as they give you the typical high quality animation but also a pretty good story with lots of laughs. There's no question that the highlight deals with the bee, the rather cruel prank played by Donald and of course the bee's revenge. Fans of Donald and Pluto will certainly enjoy this short since there are several good laughs and the two share some great chemistry even if they're never actually together.


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