Mickey's Circus

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : August 1, 1936

Running Time : 8:03


Mickey's circus has a performance that's dominated - and wrecked - by the orphans and by Donald's destructive trained seals.


Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck


Ben Sharpsteen
Al Eugster


United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey
Video Parade 2
Topolino : Un Eroe Mille Avventure
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : La Vita con Toplolino


United States
At Home with Donald Duck
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey
Celebrate with Mickey


United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey


Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 13

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by United Artists Pictures


From Jerry Edwards : Full of action and gags, although the storyline of the orphans once again being brats is tiresome to me.
From Sam : Even though the short is called Mickey's Circus, it's really Donald who's at the center of this short, having to share the spotlight with a troupe of scene-stealing sea lions and an audience full of those rowdy orphans. I especially enjoyed the scene where Donald is trying to get one of the sea lions to play the horns.
From Baruch Weiss : Isn't it odd that when Disney used to show their old cartoons on TV they found scenes to cut out, but in this cartoon they did not cut Donald firing a gun at a baby seal, Mickeys face turning black as a result of oil on the tightrope and Donald putting a cymbal on his head instead of his real hat making him look like a Chinese stereotype. Well let's jut be thankful that they were shown intact. Anyway back to the short. It really was not that great. Mickey hardly spoke in it except for his introduction for Donald and when Donald went in the cannon he then said "Hey get outta there ya wanna get hurt?"
From Casey : Mickey's Circus is a funny cartoon. Especially when Donald and Mickey get electrocuted by the orphans on the highwire. I like Mickey Mouse cartoons.
From Mike : Funny cartoon all around. The funniest part is the littlest Sea Lion always getting the fish. Surprised it didn't show him getting fat.

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