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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 »
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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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Walt Disney goes South American in his gayest musical Technicolor feature


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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Connections

Followed by The Three Caballeros (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Aquarela do Brasil
Music and Portuguese Lyrics by Ary Barroso
Sung by Aloysio de Oliveira (as Aloysio Oliveira)
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Cool flick!
19 June 2002 | by ShannonSee all my reviews

Like it's sequel, "Three Caballeros," "Saludos Amigos" was made to improve the relations between North and South America and to expose Northerners to Latin American culture. Great music and great fun, though the Latin American culture is a bit sugar-coated. A great family film though the concepts of inter-continental neighborship will go right over the kid's heads.


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