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?
The segment "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" features Pablo, a penguin who hates the cold and seeks warmth. This is very similar to the concept of "Chilly Willy" (1953), the debut animated film of the penguin character Chilly Willy. Some animation historians suggest that Chilly Willy was conceived by Walter Lantz and his staff as their version of Pablo. 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
When you go to Baia, my friend, you'll never return!
Written by James Pierpont
Sung a bit by Clarence Nash See more