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Saludos Amigos (1942)

Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

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Storyline

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; "Pedro" tells of a little mail plane's adventures flying over the treacherous Andes; "El Gaucho Goofy" transplants an American cowboy into the Argentine pampas; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sounds of Rio de Janiero. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Walt Disney goes South American in his gayest musical Technicolor feature


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6 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Hello Friends  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The segment "Pedro" ends in a supposedly humorous note. Both flights featured in the segment and the perils involved are supposedly to transport important mail. At the end it is revealed that it was all for nothing, since Pedro risked his life to transport only an insignificant postcard. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Here's an unusual expedition: artists, musicians and writers setting out for a trip through Latin America to find new personalities, music and dances for their cartoon films. So, adios, Hollywood, and saludos, amigos.
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With sincere appreciation for the courtesy and cooperation shown us by the artists, musicians and our many friends in Latin America - (signed) Walt Disney See more »


Soundtracks

Aquarela do Brasil
Music and Portuguese Lyrics by Ary Barroso
Sung by Aloysio de Oliveira (as Aloysio Oliveira)
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Great feature about South America! I love Saludos Amigos!
18 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

This feature was made to improve relations with South America. It features a few animated shorts with live action breaking the scenes up. The live action is designed to teach about South American culture.

I am someone who really likes this feature (even though it is short). I love the scene with Jose Caricoa (sp?) where Donald can't pronounce his name. "Joe-say...". I would watch this at my old job at a video store every chance I got! I would recommend it to everyone, but since some people are not impressed with this feature I would suggest renting it first.

Overall very good!!!


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