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Saludos Amigos (1942)

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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

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Ted Sears (story research), William Cottrell (story research) | 7 more credits »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Shields ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Oliveira José Oliveira ... José Carioca (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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A Riot from Rio! See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

6 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The segment "Aquarela do Brasil" reportedly started as a combination of ideas from different members of the staff of the studio. Artist Mary Blair was inspired by her visit to Rio de Janeiro to create watercolor paintings of the city. They were reportedly visually stunning and fit to use in a film, but too abstract to base a story on them. Meanwhile, part of the story crew wanted to develop another Donald Duck story, and other artists were developing character designs based on a trained Brazilian parrot called Sonia. All three concepts were used in the segment, with Blair's watercolors as the basis for the scenery, Donald as a co-star, and the parrot designs used for co-star José Carioca. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: 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.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The initial DVD release removes a scene where Goofy is seen smoking a cigarette and blowing smoke rings. It was finally released completely uncensored for historical purposes on the Blu-ray release and as a bonus on the DVD release of Walt &amp; El Grupo. (Uncensored, but not the original version: on the Grupo DVD the RKO distribution card which dissolves into the Disney card has been replaced with the later Buena Vista distribution card, which fades to black and then the Disney card a little later than the dissolve. It's also in 5.1 sound instead of mono. On the Blu-ray release, neither the RKO distribution card nor the later Buena Vista distribution card wasn't used at all and just began with the Disney card.) The collector's edition laserdisc is uncensored with the original logos and mono sound. See more »


Soundtracks

Escravos de Jó
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Traditional
[Sung during carnaval sequence]
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Barely Feature Length
27 March 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This is the fore runner of the many of the Disney TV shows of the 50's, 60's and 70's, mixing live action travel footage with cartoons that tie into the subject.It is also the first of the multi-short film that Disney would release as feature through the 1940's and early 1950's, but its one of the better ones since the pieces are all about on the same level. This, to me, is a better film than the Three Caballeros which followed it and which more people know about than this.

There are really only only four shorts, Donald a tourist, Goofy as a gaucho, Pedro the mail plane, and a piece set to the song Brazil that introduces Joe Carioca.

The real problem with this film is it just stops. Brazil ends and so does the movie. I know they say leave them wanting more but this is ridiculous.

This is a renter. The DVD box says its 75 minutes, but only if you include the short documentary, which is almost as long as the movie itself. If you and your kids like it, then buy it, but its too little to be throwing 20 bucks away on.


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