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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Along with its predecessor "Saludos Amigos", this film is considered mostly notable for its Latin American theme, setting, characters, and some cast members. 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
[Donald is about to watch a movie on rare birds, one of his birthday presents
Si, señor. That means "strange birds".
Oh, sure, sure! I know! Birds!
[he forms his hands together and flaps them like the wings of a bird
Yes, amigo, your feathered cousins. You know, Donald, you have more relatives here than there are coffee beans in Brazil.
Edited into The Flying Gauchito
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Charles Wolcott
Played when Donald opened his presents in the beginning See more