Circus Capers
Studio: Van Beuren Release Date : September 28, 1930 Series: Aesop's Fables

Cumulative rating:
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While a circus sideshow occurs, a dog ringmaster woos away a female mouse bareback rider from her mouse clown lover.


Milton Mouse
Rita Mouse



John Foster
Harry Bailey


James "Jim" Tyer
John Foster


Eugene Frederick "Gene" Rodemich

Reused Animation Used in:

Circus Romance


United States

Uncensored Animation from the Van Beuren Studio
200 Classic Cartoons
300 Cartoon Classics

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Black and White
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Photophone System

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From RareSox :

This ain't Milton, chief It's literally Mickey in upstate New York. Anywho, Van Beuren cartoons aren't remembered very fondly, either because they seem obscured compared to other cartoons in the Golden age of Animation. The only thing people know them for is how James Tyer got his start a the studio, the peak-sickening cutesy cartoons in their Rainbow Parade series, and for blatantly ripping off Mickey Mouse. Circus Capers just so happens to contain the latter. The animation also looks very draft compared to everything else produced at the time, and there isn't really a plot to speak of. You're just better off watching Carnival Capers, an actual Mickey Mouse short, and a far better one, at that. 2/10.
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