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?
The "Mexico" segment involves the Three Caballeros having a ride on a flying serape. The serape is a long blanket-like shawl. The depiction in the film more resembles the concept of a flying carpet. 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
Have you been to Baia, Donald?
Well, let's go!
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
Have You Ever Been to Baía?
Music and Lyrics by Dorival Caymmi See more