Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

Vincent Gauthier
2001 | 7 min
This short animated film stars Christopher, a terrific kid with one major problem… he's messy! His shoes smell funky, his fish bowl stinks, and even the cockroaches can't stand it. In the chaos of Christopher's room, his fish rise up from their scummy bowl in protest. They enlist the help of a fastidious cockroach. Together, the fish and the roaches hatch a plan that will change Christopher's life and his cleaning habits forever.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Awards and distinctions

  • Jury Award - Animated Film 1st Place - with an award of 1,500$US worth of motion picture film
    Hollywood Black Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • Writer's Guild Top Ten Award - Category: Children / Preschool
    Writers Guild of Canada, Toronto
  • Parent's Choice Award
    International Children's Film Festival, New York
  • Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Children and Youth
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
  • BAMmie Award for Best Animated Short Film - Category: Line Drawn Animation
    BAM International Children's Film Festival, Brooklyn