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Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

2001 6 min
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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.

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Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!
  • Talespinners
    Talespinners
    2000 15 films
    Talespinners, for ages 5-9, includes seven tales of children who confront challenges with ingenuity and creativity. Each story brings facets of a different cultural community to the screen, through a setting, accent, folk element, tradition, particular food or vocabulary. Young viewers will be captivated by the adventures and determination of the Talespinners’ children. This collection includes four original tales and three inspired by books. The stories have particular appeal to modern kids growing up in a complicated world.

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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.
  • director
    Vincent Gauthier
  • animator
    Jo Meuris
    Vincent Gauthier
  • additional character design
    Cilia Sawadogo
  • assistant animator
    Shira Avni
  • storyboard consultant
    Sheldon Cohen
  • animation production supervisor
    Marie Renaud
  • digital imaging specialist
    Normand Gauthier
  • lead infographist
    Dominic Tremblay
  • infographist
    Randall Finnerty
    Jon Gasco
    Itsik Romano
  • assistant infographist
    Michel Provençal
    Michelle MacDonald
    Shira Avni
  • layout assistant
    Samson McNulty
  • screen adaptation writer
    Sugith Varughese
  • narrator
    Itah Sadu
  • picture editor
    José Heppell
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • line test editor
    Michel Pelland
  • original music composer
    Chris Crilly
  • rapper
    Kooks
  • guitar
    Rob MacDonald
  • foley artist
    Monique Vézina
  • assistant foley artist
    Martine Collin
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Lesage
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • studio administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Isobel Marks
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch

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Ages 6 to 9
Study Guide
Discuss as a group how Christopher is a good boy, with respect for people outside of his home, but is disrespectful to himself, those he lives with and the creatures who share his space. Get students thinking about how to be greener and more aware of maintaining a healthy environment for humans and ALL living things. Use this film to begin a Science unit on insects and fungi.
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