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?
Panchito Pistoles is partly named after the two handguns ("pistols") that he carries in various scenes of the film. However, "pistoles" is not an actual Spanish term. The Spanish term for handguns and pistols is "pistolas". See more
For a moment during the Baia sequence, Donald's face is green. See more
But tell me, Donald, have you ever been to Baia?
No, I haven't.
No? Oh, I am so sorry for you. Ah, Baia. It is like a song in my heart. A song with love and beautiful memories. Que saudades que eu tenho. Ah, Baia. I close my eyes, and I can see it now. I can see the beautiful twilight in the sky. I can feel the breeze from the bay. And I can hear the music, the music of Baia.
Written by James Pierpont
Sung a bit by Clarence Nash See more