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Lets Go to the Circus

The 1994 VHS release of Let's Go to the Circus!

Let's Go to the Circus! is a Disney home video, originally released as a Mickey's Fun Songs home video on February 2, 1994, and then reissued as a Disney's Sing-Along Songs video in 1996.

Description[]

Now your kids can join Mickey and the Gang in fun-filled musical adventures while learning easy-to-sing favorite kid songs! In Let's Go to the Circus!, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and The Fun Songs Kids head to the Big Top to become a part of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus! With Elephants, Lions, Clowns and Mickey, it's really The Greatest Show on Earth!

Summary[]

Mickey and the gang spend the day at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus exploring the show both on and off the stage.

Plot[]

The circus is coming to town, and everybody is so excited to see it and enjoy it. The film starts with the circus item sellers selling circus items and circus programs for the show and the Fun Songs Kids enter the big top lobby and meet David Larible, the clown captain. Meanwhile, Mickey and his pals get prepared for their parts and performances. Soon Mickey sees the guests and the ringmaster, Eric Michael Gillett and takes them to the backstage where his Disney pals practice and do various circus tricks ("Rainbow World"). After that, Mickey leaves the guests and returns to the backstage. The Kids enter the main circus ring. Eric welcomes the guests and introduces them to Mickey who stays with Minnie, Goofy, Donald and the kids. Mickey is very to see the audience, and then he blows his whistle to bring the amazing circus parade ("The Circus on Parade"). Later, acrobats show up and do various tricks and bounce up and down; they are joined by gymnasts ("Upside Down").

After that, a clown appears juggling his balls and then he throws them upward until he catches them again and one of the balls hits Donald Duck on the beak. Then, chimpanzees appear playing, dancing, climbing and having fun ("Aba Daba Honeymoon"), then they dance to "I Wanna Be Like You". Another clown is seen balancing on a tightrope. Goofy tells the trapeze flyers that he will not give pixie dust so the flyer prepare themselves for the performance ("The Man on the Flying Trapeze"). A female spectator from the audience runs to the ring but David tells her to return to the seats, but the girl goes back to the ring and becomes a relaxing acrobat and she gets joined by the other acrobats ("Over and Over Again"). Mickey appreciates that act and Eric introduces the audience to "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" featuring the runners. And next the clowns who laugh, play, dance, juggle, and do funny things ("Make 'Em Laugh").

The next number is "The Bells" ("New York New York") where people ring bells along with Donald and Goofy and they head to the spot where people appear after them dressed as clowns, but David tells them that they don't have to be clowns so Mickey and Eric wish everyone good luck for the next animal act with zebras, elephants, lionesses, horses, 2 Bison and a mountain lion, ("Animal Calypso"). Prior to the next act, the kids try to jump rope with the help of other kids who hold both sides of the rope. Goofy tells him to be careful, because he might fall. Later a bunch of kids get ready for the jump rope game. Then the jumping act starts ("Jump Rope").

David then arrives, calls the Fun Songs Kids and leads them; and then he asks them if they want to be clowns and the kids agree. So they go to the make-up room and put on makeup, colorful wigs, face paint and costumes and head off. The kids are able to do their clown act ("Be a Clown"). The Disney characters (who are a part of the circus) appear for the conversation and the speech, and then they prepare for the finale ("Join the Circus").

Songs[]

  • Let's Go (Mickey's Fun Songs Theme)
  • Rainbow World
  • The Circus on Parade
  • Upside Down
  • The Aba Daba Honeymoon
  • I Wan'na Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
  • The Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • Over and Over Again
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Make 'em Laugh
  • The Bells (Theme from New York, New York)
  • Animal Calypso
  • Jump Rope
  • Be a Clown
  • Join the Circus

Cast[]

Kids[]

Fun Songs Kids[]

Circus Kids[]

  • Youlia Kolossova - Acrobat
  • Olga Pikhienko - Acrobat
  • The Tumen Brothers - Acrobats
    • Boldbaatar Tumendelger
    • Boldbaatar Tumenulzii
  • The Chicago Kidz
  • The Children of Cherepovets

Adults[]

  • Eric Michael Gillett - Ringmaster
  • David Larible - Lead Clown
  • The Flying Kaganovitch Troupe - Trapeze Artists
  • The Españas - Daredevils
  • Karen Bell - Clown on Tightrope

The Bell Ringers[]

  • Liz Filios
  • Kelly Ann Palomo
  • Kirk Fogg
  • Vivien Larible
  • Mark Oliver Gebel
  • Tina Gebel
  • Rudi Lenz
  • Sue Lenz
  • Graham Thomas Chipperfield
  • Lucina Casartelli

Families[]

  • The Ashton Family - Acrobats in "Upside Down"
    • Michael - father
    • Leslie - mother
    • Lianna - daughter
    • Miles - brother
  • The Boger Family - animal trainers in "Animal Calypso"

Voice Cast[]

Trivia[]

  • This is the fifth live-action sing-along video.
  • Barry Manilow is reported to have composed the score for the video and wrote two original songs with Bruce Sussman, but credited as written by Andy Belling and Nick Allen.
  • This is the only Disney live-action sing-along video that doesn't take place at a Disney theme park, even though the Disney Characters walk-arounds are shown.
  • This sing-along video is a crossover between Disney and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
  • Though not advertised as such, "The Bells" sequence involves a performance of "Theme from New York, New York" on differently tuned bells by Goofy, Donald, Tiffany, and three other invited members of the crowd, supervised by David Larible (who rings a low-tuned bell once near the end of the sequence).
  • The end credits show some behind-the-scenes stills such as Christian dressing up as a clown, Mickey and Minnie outside, Goofy lying on the floor, and a monkey holding a pie plate.
  • The previews from this VHS are the same previews as Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World, and Beach Party at Walt Disney World 1996 VHS
  • In the late 1990s, Blockbuster Video released a triple-length VHS of the Sing-Alongs Series, available exclusively as a rental in their stores, and featured Let's Go to the Circus! on the cover. This videocassette contains the contents of the Let's Go to the Circus!, Campout at Walt Disney World, and Beach Party at Walt Disney World videos. It is also considered to be the rarest of all the Sing-Alongs releases, not being commercially sold in stores.
  • This video was filmed in 1993 during the 123rd edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986) • Heigh-Ho (1987) • The Bare Necessities (1987) • You Can Fly! (1988) • Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988) • Fun with Music (1989) • Under the Sea (1990) • Disneyland Fun (1990) • A Guy Like A Guy (1991) • I Love to Laugh! (1991) (a.k.a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) • Be Our Guest (1992) • Friend Like Me (1993) • The Twelve Days of Christmas (1993) • What's This? (1994) • Campout at Walt Disney World (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Let's Go to the Circus! (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Circle of Life (1994/1995 for countries outside of North America) • Colors of the Wind (1995) • Topsy Turvy (1996) [Known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame in releases outside of the US] • Pongo & Perdita (1996) • The Early Years (1997) • The Magic Years (1997) • The Modern Classics (1997) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (1999) • Sing a Song with Tigger (2000, not an official Disney's Sing-Along Songs video)
Outside of the US (Foreign releases)
Let's Go to Disneyland Paris [Similar to Disneyland Fun] (1993) • 101 Notes of Fun (1994) [Similar to Fun with Music] • From Hercules (1997)
US Exclusive Releases
Beach Party at Walt Disney World (1995) • Honor to Us All (1998) • Happy Haunting: Party at Disneyland! (1998) • Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom (1999) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too) (2003) • On My Way (2003) • Little Patch of Heaven (2004) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 - Once Upon A Dream (2004) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party (2005) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess (2006)
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