Circus Today

Circus Today is a 1940 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies directed by Tex Avery and written by Jack Miller. The short was released on June 22, 1940.


A man tries to catch customers' attention to the circus and points out some amazing acts and sights to see. A man offers balloons for children and realizes he is very high in the air before an off-screen voice begins to show-off some acts. Such as a glutton who can eat even the most hardest and sharpest of items. He takes a bow, revealing his very flabby body shape. Next is Hot-Foot Hogan, a man who can walk over hot coals in just his bare feet. Hot-Foot demonstrates, yelling the entire time until he sits back down again. Next is a special attraction, the sensational Captain Clamour, a human cannonball. Said captain flies very far into the distance and circles the entire world before landing, showing the location stickers of places he has been.