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... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
The bucket that Donald drops after whacking the flagpole with it makes a brief reappearance in the next shot, after he falls to the platform - then disappears again. (Arguably, it's a different bucket, but it still disappears without reason.) See more »
As a fan of Disney, Donald and Pluto I was all for seeing Window Cleaners. While not one of my favourites, it is very entertaining regardless. As ever I loved the crispness and colour of the animation and the energetic character that the music had. The gags, while slower to unfold, are well timed and very amusing, though there have been more hilarious gags in other Donald cartoons. The best ones were those when Donald shouts down the drain and the one with the bolts. The story is interesting and nimbly paced, but it is one particular sequence and what is done with Donald that makes Window Cleaners. Pluto's role is not very prominent, mainly to sleep actually, while the bee is a good foil. The sequence where the bee lifts his stinger up to get at Donald is beautifully animated and as a child I remembered in a way feeling inspired by it for some reason. Donald on the other hand is a sort of everyman person, but not one ordinary everyman. You see several sides of his character, first he is happy with not a care in the world, later on he is angrier and more easily frustrated, something I found very interesting to watch. Overall, a good cartoon if not a great one for me. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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