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
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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
When visiting Chile, the map shows several misspellings: Valparaiso is "Valpraiso" and the Juan Fernandez Islands are "Juan Ferndez Islands". On the postcard it says Vina del Mar instead of "Viña del Mar" See more
By the way, amigo, did you know that some birds are skilled craftsmen?
Uh-uh, is that so?
[during footage of a Marrequito building a nest, by piling up sticks and twigs on top of each other
Yes, quite a builder is the little Marrequito.
[the Aracuan bird watches
His nest may look haphazard in design, ah, but every single stick and straw...
[the Aracuan gives the Marrequito one last twig
... is scientifically placed to withstand the stress and strain of...
[...] See more
Featured in Mickey's 50
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Charles Wolcott
Played when Donald opened his presents in the beginning See more