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?
Since the concept of the "The Flying Gauchito" was in production long before the release of the "The Three Caballeros", the featured characters appeared in Disney comics two years before the release of the film. Specifically, the Flying Gauchito and Burrito first appeared in the comic book story "The Flying Gauchito" (September, 1942). It was drawn by Walt Kelly. 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
What a time two toucans have making love. When they're beak-to-beak, they can't get cheek-to-cheek, because when one toucan turns his head, only one toucan can.
In the end of the movie, the fireworks exploding of the title "Fin", "Fim" and "The End". See more
The title sequence on the Buena Vista version is a bit different from that of the RKO version. The Buena Vista version omits, on the title, the phrase, "In Technicolor", which the RKO version has; it only says, "Technicolor". Also, whereas the RKO version simply dissolves from the RKO title card to the "Walt Disney Presents" card, there is a fade through black between the Buena Vista card and the "Walt Disney Presents" card. The "Walt Disney" font is also slightly different on the Buena Vista version: slightly stretched and narrow and not as bolded and thick, which is the case on the RKO version. Also, the lettering for the Buena Vista version was redone. See more
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Written by James Pierpont
Sung a bit by Clarence Nash See more