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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.

Writers:

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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Taglines:

Festive South America...melodious, merry and romantic...introducing JOE CARIOCA, the Brazilian jitterbird! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is credited with popularizing the song "Aquarela do Brasil" (1939) by Ary Barroso (1903-1964) and introducing it to an international audience. While the song had been performed before, it was somewhat obscure in its native Brazil and unknown outside. Following the film it became an international hit and is now considered among the most famous Brazilean songs. 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 »

Connections

Edited into Walt & El Grupo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Escravos de Jó
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Traditional
[Sung during carnaval sequence]
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining
1 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have been a huge Disney fan for as long as I can remember, and I enjoyed Saludos Amigos. I did think it could have been longer(just a bit), one or two parts could have been better paced and Pedro the Aeroplane in my opinion isn't that funny and takes me out of the setting. That said, the animation is very lush with gorgeous colours and colourful settings and backgrounds. Plus all the characters are drawn very well. The title song is also memorable and the score is marvellous with some catchy rhythms. There are several entertaining sequences, Goofy comes very close to stealing the movie, and there is a hilarious meeting with a pesky llama. Donald himself is great with a wonderful cantankerous attitude, but as he teaches him to samba Jose Carioca steals the show as he is funny and delightfully chirpy. Overall, entertaining if not among the best of Disney. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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