The Trapeze Artist

The Trapeze Artist is a 1934 short animated film by Columbia Pictures, starring Krazy Kat. In some reissue prints, the film goes by the alternate title Stabbed in the Circus.


Krazy comes to watch the circus with a female mink. The act being performed is the flying trapeze. Because their seats are on a balcony, the trapeze can get close to them. And because of this, the acrobat flirts and momentarily takes the mink. While the mink and the acrobat are swinging together, Krazy, who is quite annoyed, conjures a huge needle. Krazy pricks the acrobat in the rear which causes that performer to fall off the bar. Krazy, however, gets arrested by two cops who witness his deed.