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The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 22 February 1945 (USA)
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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The Brazilian Girl (as Aurora Miranda of Brazil)
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Mexico Girl (as Carmen Molina of Mexico)
Dora Luz ...
Mexico Girl (as Dora Luz of Mexico)
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Prof. Holloway (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Joaquin Garay ...
Panchito (voice)
José Oliveira ...
José Carioca (voice)
Frank Graham ...
Narrator (voice)
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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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Storyline

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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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film "Three Caballeros" (1945) was adapted to a 48-pages long comic book story in 1945. The adaptation was written and drawn by Walt Kelly (1913-1973). Kelly created many stories for the Disney comics, though he is mostly remembered as the creator of the comic strip "Pogo". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Panchito: [seeing Donald and José for this first time] Aha, my friends! ¡Bienvenidos, cuentos!
[shakes their hands wildly]
Panchito: Welcome to Mexico! Son of a gun, it's a pleasure to see such fine gentlemen in Mexico.
[pulls out two sombreros from atop his own and tosses them to Donald and Jose]
Panchito: Amigos, Donald, José...
[they put the sombreros on their heads]
Panchito: [laughs] Caramba! Now we're three gay caballeros.
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the movie, the fireworks exploding of the title "Fin", "Fim" and "The End". See more »

Connections

Referenced in One Hour in Wonderland (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Pregoes carioca
(uncredited)
Music by João de Barro
Portuguese Lyrics by João de Barro as Carlos Braga
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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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