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The Three Caballeros

By September 23, 2015 No Comments
The three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito and Zé Carioca

The three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito and Zé Carioca

I am a huge fan of Walt Disney’s work, basically I watched all the movies and animations. Last month I was presenting them to my wife, from the first one, Snow White (yeah, that’s what I call Classic with a capital C) to the most recent ones.

Then I watched ‘The Three Caballeros’, which is an animated musical film produced by Disney in 1944 and 7th animate feature of Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

Donald interacts with his partners and visits several places of Latin America. There are 7 different segments of this animation presenting our 3 caballeros: Donald Duck (USA), Panchito (Mexico) and Zé Carioca (Brasil):

– The Cold-Blooded Penguin: Pablo the penguin trying to escape from south pole to warmer climates.

– The Flying Gauchito: Gauchito, a boy from Uruguay and his adventures with Burrito, the winged donkey (!)

Donald and his piñata

Donald and his piñata

– Baía: Donald and Zé Carioca go to Salvador, the capital of Bahia, Brazil. Lots of samba and dancing. Starring Aurora Miranda, the sister of Carmen Miranda!

– Las Posadas: a story of Mexican children seeking for a shelter in Christmas. At the end of this segment Donald Duck breaks a Mexican piñata.

– México: Donald, Panchito and Zé Carioca travel to Pátzcuaro, Veracruz and Acapulco. This is one of my favourite parts of the movie. You can see the Mexico of the forties: old Acapulco, old cars, old roads, old cities. Classic!

– You Belong To My Heart: Still in Mexico, a performance of the singer Dora Luz with our three caballeros.

– Donald’s Surreal Reverie: A psychedelic scene with Carmen Molina’s (beautiful) song.

I recommend the animation for everybody, children and adults, especially if you are hispanic/ latino. It’s a classic and deserves to be watched. I guarantee 50 minutes of fun for you and your family.

The Three Caballeros and the fishermen

The Three Caballeros and the fishermen

Donald in Acapulco

Donald in Acapulco

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