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Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

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Complete credited cast:
Aurora Miranda ...
The Brazilian Girl (as Aurora Miranda of Brazil)
Carmen Molina ...
Mexico Girl (as Carmen Molina of Mexico)
Dora Luz ...
Mexico Girl (as Dora Luz of Mexico)
...
Prof. Holloway (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Joaquin Garay ...
Panchito (voice)
José Oliveira ...
José Carioca (voice)
Frank Graham ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Narrator (voice)
Nestor Amaral
Almirante
Trío Calaveras ...
(as Trio Calaveras)
Trío Ascensio del Rio ...
Themselves (as Ascencio Del Rio Trio)
Padua Hills Players ...
Themselves
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Walt Disney's miracle musical FEATURE See more »


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Release Date:

4 February 1945 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

A Present for Donald  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "You Belong to My Heart" was later featured in a Disney short called Pluto's Blue Note (1947) and eventually recorded by Bing Crosby. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Pablo the penguin has fulfilled his dream of moving to a warmer, more tropical climate]
Prof. Holloway: And so, as the warm, tropical sinks slowly in the west, we leave little Pablo, a bird in paradise, a picture of health in his new coat of tan. He should be the happiest penguin in the world.
[Pablo looks at some photographs of penguins back at the South Pole]
Prof. Holloway: Only, sometimes he gets to thinking...
Narrator: [laughs] Never satisfied. Well, that's human nature for you, even if you're a penguin.
Donald Duck: You're absolutely right.
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Follows Saludos Amigos (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesusita en Chihuahua (The Cactus Polka)
(uncredited)
Written by Manuel Esperón and Ernesto Cortázar
Adapted by Edward H. Plumb
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So, there I was, walking down Disneyland's Main Street along with some friends.
8 June 2002 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

It was a cold January Saturday evening. The park was beautifully lit. People were cheery. We could see the Matterhorn on our right hand side. Magical is the best description I could find.

Suddenly, I started singing...

"Somos los tres carros, los Tres Caballeros, y nadie es igual a nosotros..."

What do I know. My friends all knew the words. 4 guys, ranging from 27 to 31 years old, began forming a chrous line and singing off the top of our lungs...

I don't know how this happened. This is not, by any stretch of imagination, a popular or wildly succesful film. I guess it just touched us, the way Donald Duck had a mexican friend (Panchito), or the wild "Piñata" scene, or the strong latin flavour of the film.

Memories notwithstanding, we kept on singing... and singing... and singing.

People around us seemed to enjoy the show, too.

"Valientes brillamos, como brilla un peso

-Quien dice?!?

NOSOTROS, LOS TRES CABALLEROS!"


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