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The Three Caballeros
Directed by Norman Ferguson
Clyde Geronimi
Jack Kinney
Bill Roberts
Written by James Bodrero
Homer Brightman
Del Connell
William Cottrell
Bill Peet
Elmer Plummer
Ted Sears
Ernest Terrazzas
Roy Williams
Ralph Wright
Starring Clarence Nash
José Oliviera
Joaquin Garay
Aurora Miranda
Carmen Molina
Dora Luz
Sterling Holloway
Pinto Colvig
Music by Oliver Wallace
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) February 3, 1944
Running time 70 minutes
Language English and Spanish
Preceded by Saludos Amigos (1943)

The Three Caballeros is a 1944 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The seventh animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and a sequel to 1942's Saludos Amigos, the film is an adventure through parts of Latin America, combining live-action and animation.

Produced as part of the studio's goodwill message for South America, but less obviously propagandistic, the film again starred Donald Duck, who in the course of the film is joined by his old friend Jose Carioca, the cigar-smoking parrot from Saludos Amigos representing Brazil, and later makes a new friend in the persona of pistol-packin' rooster Panchito, representing Mexico.

Several Latin American stars of the period appear, including singers Aurora Miranda (sister of Carmen Miranda) and Dora Luz, as well as dancer Carmen Molina.

The film is plotted as a series of self-contained segments, strung together by the device of Donald Duck opening gifts from his Latin American friends.

The film premiered in Mexico City on December 21, 1945. It was released in the USA on February 3, 2000.

Worldwide release datesEdit


Film segmentsEdit

The film's segments include:

  • The Cold-Blooded Penguin Antarctic penguins in the ice cave
  • The Flying Gauchito The boy on the donkey on the Mexico
  • Bahia involved a pop-up book trip through Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahía, as Donald Duck and José Carioca meet up with some of the locals who dance an interesting samba and Donald starts pining for the females in the group.
  • Las Posadas was the story of a group of Mexican children who celebrated Christmas by re-enacting the journey of Mary and Joseph searching for room at the inn. "Posada" means "inn", and they are told "no posada" at each house until they come to one where they are offered shelter in a stable. This leads to festivities including the breaking of the piñata, which in turn leads to Donald Duck trying to break the piñata as well.

TriviaEdit

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  • The song "You Belong To My Heart" was featured in a Disney short called Pluto's Blue Note (1947). It was later recorded by Bing Crosby. The songs "Baia" and the title song became popular hit tunes in the 1940s.
  • Clarence Nash also provides the voice of Donald Duck in the Spanish-dubbed version.
  • Some clips from this film were used in the "Welcome to Rio" portion of the Mickey Mouse Disco music video.


CastEdit

File:Caballerosvhscover.jpg
2000 VHS cover of The Three Caballeros.
  • Clarence Nash - Donald Duck
  • José Oliviera - José Carioca
  • Joaquin Garay - Panchito
  • Aurora Miranda - Himself
  • Sterling Holloway - The Narrator (Bongo)

See alsoEdit

  • List of Disney films

External linksEdit

Category:1944 films

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