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!
UTTERLY FASCINATING! ENTIRELY DIFFERENT! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
This film was reissued in 1977 by Buena Vista, severely edited and re-released as a featurette on a bill with the 1977 reissue of 1968's "Never a Dull Moment". See more
When visiting Chile, the map shows several misspellings: Valparaiso is "Valpraiso" and the Juan Fernandez Islands are "Juan Ferndez Islands". On the postcard it says Vina del Mar instead of "Viña del Mar" See more
[Pablo the penguin has fulfilled his dream of moving to a warmer, more tropical climate
And so, as the warm, tropical sun sinks slowly in the west, we leave little Pablo, a bird in paradise, a picture of health in his new coat of tan. He should be the happiest penguin in the world.
[Pablo looks at some photographs of penguins back at the South Pole
Only, sometimes he gets to thinking...
Never satisfied. Well, that's human nature for you, even if you're a penguin.
You're absolutely right.
In the end of the movie, the fireworks exploding of the title "Fin", "Fim" and "The End". See more
An edited version of this movie aired on television at Christmas in 1954, under a new title, "A Present For Donald", and with the fireworks at the end spelling out "Merry Christmas" instead of "The End". See more
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Arranged by Charles Wolcott See more