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
UTTERLY FASCINATING! ENTIRELY DIFFERENT! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
With the exception of Mickey Mouse's brief appearance in Fantasia
(1940), this was the first time Walt Disney attempted to combine animation with live actors since the Alice Comedies in the 1920s. 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
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.
Featured in Mickey's 50
The Three Caballeros (Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!)
Music by Manuel Esperón
(as Manuel Esperon)
Spanish lyrics by Ernesto Cortázar
English lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Played and Sung during the opening credits See more