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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Ungrateful little orphans!
27 February 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This cartoon short is called Mickey's Circus, but the show belonged to Donald Duck. He attempts to put on a sea lion act for the orphans, but the sea lions got the best of Donald, stealing the fish and wrestling with Donald. Soon, both Donald and Mickey find themselves in an unexpected high-wire act, thanks to mischievous orphans.

Kids might find this short funny, but I thought much of the story is annoying with the unrelenting baby sea lion stealing Donald's fish and spoiling his show to the orphans' blatant disregard for the safety of Mickey and Donald by electrifying the wire and putting oil on it. Some thanks they show to our two heroes, who put on a free show for them! Not a fun cartoon.

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