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Saludos Amigos (1942)

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

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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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This was the first Disney Animated feature to be shown in South America before it was screened in the USA. 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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Edited into Walt & El Grupo (2008) See more »

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Aquarela do Brasil
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Music and Portuguese Lyrics by Ary Barroso
Sung by Aloysio de Oliveira (as Aloysio Oliveira)
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Cool flick!
19 June 2002 | by (So*Cal) – See all my reviews

Like it's sequel, "Three Caballeros," "Saludos Amigos" was made to improve the relations between North and South America and to expose Northerners to Latin American culture. Great music and great fun, though the Latin American culture is a bit sugar-coated. A great family film though the concepts of inter-continental neighborship will go right over the kid's heads.


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