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?
This movie and Saludos Amigos
(1942) were created by Disney in order to improve the United States of America's relations with South American countries during World War II. 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
[Pablo the penguin has fulfilled his dream of moving to a warmer, more tropical climate
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
Only, sometimes he gets to thinking...
Never satisfied. Well, that's human nature for you, even if you're a penguin.
You're absolutely right.
Written by James Pierpont
Sung a bit by Clarence Nash See more