Cleaning House is a 1938 The Captain and the Kids cartoon directed by Robert Allen.


Mama has everyone working on spring cleaning, or so she thinks; in fact, everyone's slacking off in various ways. The Captain is the only one to get caught and face her wrath, though. To escape, he fakes illness, but the boys catch him at it. Mama calls the doctor; the boys intercept him and impersonate him. They get revealed, but so does the Captain, and Mama puts him to work doing everyone's job.


  • This was the first Captain and the Kids short.
  • This was the first cartoon produced by Fred Quimby.
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