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
A CARTOON FIESTA of FUN and FANTASY! [1977 re-release]
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Did You Know?
The music for the title song is the Mexican folk standard "Ay, Jalisco, No Te Rajes." Panchito sings some of the original lyrics just before making his entrance and again at the end of the musical number. 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
[seeing Donald and José for this first time
Aha, my friends! ¡Bienvenidos, cuentos!
[shakes their hands wildly
Welcome to Mexico! Son of a gun, it's a pleasure to see such fine gentlemen in Mexico.
[pulls out two sombreros from atop his own and tosses them to Donald and Jose
Amigos, Donald, José...
[they put the sombreros on their heads
Caramba! Now we're three gay caballeros.
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Music by Charles Wolcott
Spanish Lyrics by Edmundo Santos
English Lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Sung by Carlos Ramírez
(as Carlos Ramirez) See more