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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

The name of José Carioca is typically rendered Zé Carioca in Brazil. "Zé" is a diminutive form of José. The English equivalent in "Joe". In the Netherlands, where several of the European Disney comics originate, his name is typically rendered "Joe Carioca". 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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With sincere appreciation for the courtesy and cooperation shown us by the artists, musicians and our many friends in Latin America - (signed) Walt Disney See more »

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Featured in Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Aquarela do Brasil
Music and Portuguese Lyrics by Ary Barroso
Sung by Aloysio de Oliveira (as Aloysio Oliveira)
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Spirited, if minor...
25 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Animators on assignment from Walt Disney tour South America (along with Donald Duck!) to soak up new cartoon ideas. This long-unseen Disney item is full of color and music, but is obviously a holding-pattern release for the company. I watched the film on video, coupled with the quite-entertaining additional 20-minute documentary which regales even more of the non-animated adventures. Never too popular with the kids, probably because a major cartoon segment involving Pedro the Airplane isn't very funny and lacks the local flavor. Otherwise, some visually dazzling bits but not as good as the similar "The Three Caballeros", released in the US in 1945. **1/2 from ****


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