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!
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The film uses the song "La Sandunga" (1853) by Máximo Ramó Ortiz. The song is the only song of the film with a Native Mexican theme, since the song is about a Zapotec woman. See more
During the flying zarape ride, Panchito tells Donald and Joe about the town of Patzcuaro and its lake Janitzio. Actually the lake is also named Patzcuaro; Janitzio is the main island in the lake. See more
[the little gauchito and Burrito are in a race together; the other gauchos on their horses take off, leaving them both in the dust; they look around
We were off with the speed of a bullet! We flew down the track like the wind! Every gaucho was, uh... And meanwhile, Burrito and I were, uh, uh, jockeying for position. Psst. Gauchito! They went that way.
[they look left
[they move along slowly; all the spectators laugh
No wonder they laughed. I didn't even look like a jockey. Hey! ...
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
Music by Charles Wolcott
Spanish Lyrics by Edmundo Santos
English Lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Sung by Carlos Ramírez
(as Carlos Ramirez) See more