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The Three Caballeros (1944). "But tell me, Donald, have you ever been to Baia?"

Join us this week for "The Three Caballeros". We talk rides that are better than the movie, Latin American imperial propaganda, Aurora Miranda!, Going for it with the whole beach and why you always travel unencumbered. Does this movie have us cheering more adventurous dives? Or are we hoping to get netted on the first run? Find out now?


Storyline :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!

Directors: Norman erguson, Clyde Geronimi and Jack Kinney

Writers: Homer Brightman, Ernest Terrazas and Ted Sears

Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz and Sterling Holloway

Awards: Oscar Nominee : Best Sound and Best Music

Film Budget: Unknown

Gross Worldwide: Unknown


For a film filled with music we honestly can't recall a single song. But maybe these will jog our memories.



  1. This movie and Saludos Amigos (1942) were created by Disney in order to improve the United States of America's relations with South American countries during World War II.

  2. The famed cartoonist Don Rosa made several sequels to this story in printed comics, setting José and Panchito up as Donald's only true friends. This is one of the few stories that he worked in to his Duck universe that is not part of the Barks canon.

  3. Several of the songs used in the film became 1940s hits when covered by artists like Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore. They have continued to receive covers over the years and some are considered standards.

  4. The Pablo the Penguin segment features a shot of a penguin diving into the water. This animation is taken from the Silly Symphony Peculiar Penguins (1934).

  5. This was the last Disney animated feature film released during World War II.


If you absolutely must watch this (we dont know why) then you can find it here on disney+

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