We are not sure exactly when this short was released. The YouTuber who posted it (Val73TV4) describes it as 1940s, which may be true. We tried to narrow it down, but since we have found some conflicting information on when Emmett Kelly was with the Cole Brothers Circus, we really could not put a firm date on the footage. Whenever it is from, we think it is cool. For the record, the Cole Brothers Circus is still touring and still under the old fashioned big top! Check them out at their official site.