Saludos Amigos Story line
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.
Saludos Amigos Details
Studio/Year: Walt Disney Animation | 1942
Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Jamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
Voices: Fred Shields, Jose Oliveira, Pinto Colvig
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Saludos Amigos Review
Animators on assignment from Walt Disney tour South America (along with Donald Duck!) to soak up new cartoon ideas. This long-unseen Disney item is full of color and music, but is obviously a holding-pattern release for the company. I watched the film on video, coupled with the quite-entertaining additional 20-minute documentary which regales even more of the non-animated adventures. Never too popular with the kids, probably because a major cartoon segment involving Pedro the Airplane isn’t very funny and lacks the local flavor. Otherwise, some visually dazzling bits but not as good as the similar “The Three Caballeros”, released in the US in 1945.
Written By: MoonSpinner55 (IMDB user review)
Review by Brandon at Latest Animated Movies is coming soon.
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