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Saludos Amigos (1942)

Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

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Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; "Pedro" tells of a little mail plane's adventures flying over the treacherous Andes; "El Gaucho Goofy" transplants an American cowboy into the Argentine pampas; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sounds of Rio de Janiero. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Walt Disney goes South American in his gayest musical Technicolor feature


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Trivia

Several familiar Disney characters have superhero identities in the comic books, with stories featuring them ranging from relatively serious superhero adventures to outright parodies. José Carioca's superhero identity is called Morcego Verde (the Green Bat) and is party based on Batman. See more »

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Narrator: Here's an unusual expedition: artists, musicians and writers setting out for a trip through Latin America to find new personalities, music and dances for their cartoon films. So, adios, Hollywood, and saludos, amigos.
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The original end title ended with the Portuguese word "Fim", with the English translation "The End" below in in parenthesis. Under that is the words "A Walt Disney Production - Distributed by R.K.O. Radio Pictures, Inc." See more »


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Tico Tico No Fubá
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Written by Zequinha De Abreu
Performed by José Oliveira
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1 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge Disney fan for as long as I can remember, and I enjoyed Saludos Amigos. I did think it could have been longer(just a bit), one or two parts could have been better paced and Pedro the Aeroplane in my opinion isn't that funny and takes me out of the setting. That said, the animation is very lush with gorgeous colours and colourful settings and backgrounds. Plus all the characters are drawn very well. The title song is also memorable and the score is marvellous with some catchy rhythms. There are several entertaining sequences, Goofy comes very close to stealing the movie, and there is a hilarious meeting with a pesky llama. Donald himself is great with a wonderful cantankerous attitude, but as he teaches him to samba Jose Carioca steals the show as he is funny and delightfully chirpy. Overall, entertaining if not among the best of Disney. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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