Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; "Pedro" tells of a little mail plane's adventures flying over the treacherous Andes; "El Gaucho Goofy" transplants an American cowboy into the Argentine pampas; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sounds of Rio de Janiero.
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Walt Disney goes South American in his gayest musical Technicolor feature
Did You Know?
The concept of "El Gaucho Goofy" likely derives from the sub-series "How to..." of the Goofy series of animated shorts. In these series, Goofy receives instructions from an unseen narrator on how to perform an activity and then fails in spectacular ways. The first of them was "How to Ride a Horse" (1941), released a year before "Saludos Amigos". See more
Here's an unusual expedition: artists, musicians and writers setting out for a trip through Latin America to find new personalities, music and dances for their cartoon films. So, adios, Hollywood, and saludos, amigos.
The end title on current Buena Vista prints has the "The End - A Walt Disney Production" text seen on Disney's animated shorts. See more
Followed by The Three Caballeros
Aquarela do Brasil
Music and Portuguese Lyrics by Ary Barroso
Sung by Aloysio de Oliveira
(as Aloysio Oliveira) See more