Inki at the Circus
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Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: June 21, 1947
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Phil Monroe
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Robert Gribbroek
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Inki
Minah Bird
Two Dogs
Preceded By: Along Came Daffy
Succeeded By: Easter Yeggs
Inki At The Circus

Inki At The Circus

Inki at the Circus is a 1947 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, with story by Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce.


Inki is the "African Wildman" exhibit at the circus sideshow. As he sits in his cage, a dog spies the bone in his topknot. It grabs the bone, still attached to Inki, and carries it through the bars and buries it in the yard. The dog walks away so proudly that it barely notices when it passes another dog walking the opposite direction. When this sinks in, he runs back but the other dog has already dug up the bone, and Inki. The two dogs tussle over the bone for a while, until they drop him when both are scared by an animal breaking out from a large crate. The side of the crate pops off revealing a safe inside. Then the door of the safe busts off and out walks the Minah Bird. It ambles across the yard and hops into a hole. The dogs cautiously sniff around and poke their heads down the hole, but the Minah ties their noses together.

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