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The Flea Circus (1954)

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The entire entourage of a flea circus runs away to join a dog.

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Francoise Brun-Cottan ...
Fifi Le Flea (voice) (uncredited)
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Pepito (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
François Le Clown (voice) (uncredited)
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Our story concerns a famous flea circus. At the center of our story are a clown flea named Francois, and a glamorous flea named Fifi. Francois asks Fifi to marry him, but she refuses. One day, the performance of the circus' show-stopping dance number is interrupted by a dog, who the entire entourage takes to, leaving the owner now bankrupt and with no actors. Francois assures the owner of the circus that he will help. Trailing the dog, he finds the dog in a nearby fountain, the fleas on his back sinking into the watery depths like people on a sinking ship. Among the fleas calling for help is Fifi. Francois saves her, to which she asks him to marry her for his bravery. Soon afterward, the two marry and have a rather large number of baby fleas. Returning to the flea circus owner, he is more than happy to display Fifi, Francois and their offspring, and the circus is back in business again. Everything looks to be back to normal, when we see Francois walk into Fifi's room, and see her ... Written by uruseiranma

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6 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Three Letters in the Mail Box
Music by Walter Jurmann
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Tex Avery-flea wrangler!
11 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Tex Avery-start with a premise and turn it on its ear, firing sight gag after sight gag until the premise surrenders unconditionally. Here, the owner of a flea circus loses his livlihood when a dog comes backstage (in violation of a sign that says, "NO DOGS!") and the fleas (and dog) have appropriate reactions to this fortuitous circumstance. So, as has been stated by another, "Fleas run away from the circus to join a dog." Tex Avery was the greatest friend acting fleas in Hollywood had, doing at least three cartoons featuring fleas prominently while with MGM-What Price Fleadom, Dixieland Droopy and this one. Given that Avery once voiced a spider in a short at Warner Brothers, perhaps his affinity for insects is understandable. Funny cartoon with lots of good sight gags. Vive la France! Well worth watching. Recommended.


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