A large box arrives for Donald on his birthday, three gifts inside. He unwraps one at a time, and each takes him on an adventure. The first is a movie projector with a film about the birds of South America; Donald watches two cartoons, one tells of a penguin who longs to live on a tropical isle and the other about a gaucho boy who hunts the wild ostrich. The second gift is a pop-up book about Brazil. Inside is Jose Carioca, who takes Donald to Brazil's Bahia for a mix of animation and live action: the two cartoon birds sing and dance with natives. The third gift is a piñata, accompanied by Panchito. A ride on a magic serape takes the three amigos singing and dancing across Mexico. ¡Olé! Written by
UTTERLY FASCINATING! ENTIRELY DIFFERENT! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
Features the return of José (or Joe, or Zé, as he is known in original Brazilian Portuguese) Carioca, the Brazilian parrot first featured in Saludos Amigos
(1942). See more
During the flying zarape ride, Panchito tells Donald and Joe about the town of Patzcuaro and its lake Janitzio. Actually the lake is also named Patzcuaro; Janitzio is the main island in the lake. See more
What a time two toucans have making love. When they're beak-to-beak, they can't get cheek-to-cheek, because when one toucan turns his head, only one toucan can.
Referenced in One Hour in Wonderland
Jesusita en Chihuahua (The Cactus Polka)
Written by Manuel Esperón
and Ernesto Cortázar
Adapted by Edward H. Plumb See more