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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Did You Know?
In his first text story in 1943, Panchito was called "Pancho el Charro". This name was never reused. It means "Pancho the Horseman". "Charro" is a Mexican term for a traditional horseman, particularly associated with specific states of the federation. They are dressed in colorful clothing, with sombreros, heavily embroidered jackets and tightly cut trousers. They typically perform in the charreada, a competitive sport with some similarities to the rodeo. 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
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In the end of the movie, the fireworks exploding of the title "Fin", "Fim" and "The End". See more
Referenced in The Ritz
Music by João de Barro
Portuguese Lyrics by João de Barro
as Carlos Braga See more