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Mickey's Circus (1936)

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Mickey is ringmaster of a circus for orphans. Donald has a trained sea lion act, and does a bit of juggling himself. Mostly, though, he fights with a baby sea lion who keeps stealing both ... See full summary »

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Mickey is ringmaster of a circus for orphans. Donald has a trained sea lion act, and does a bit of juggling himself. Mostly, though, he fights with a baby sea lion who keeps stealing both the fish and the show. Donald then finds himself and Mickey in an unrehearsed high wire act, which kicks into high gear when one of the orphans electrifies the wire. They end by doing a high dive into the seals' tank. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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It may be Mickey's circus, but Donald and the Sea Lions stole the show!
30 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mickey's Circus was one of my all-time favourite cartoons as a kid and I still love it now. Despite it being Mickey's Circus though, I found Mickey sidelined. Considering that the characters that stole the show were Donald, funny and temperamental as ever, and the cute sea lions, I thought a more fitting title could've been Donald's Circus. However, it is always amusing, especially the sequences with Donald, the Sea Lions and the fish and Donald on the tightrope. The story may be slightly routine, but the gags and action are always exciting, and elevated by the energetic music, including a sped-up version of Offenbach's Can Can and beautiful Technicolour animation. The Orphans are a bratty lot, but there is something appealing also about them. Walt Disney and especially Clarence Nash's voice work is as bravura as always. Overall, a great cartoon, with Donald and the Sea Lions stealing the show. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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