Saludos Amigos / Three Caballeros
Classic Disney cartoons take on a spicy Spanish flavor in this pair of animated features set south of the border. The travelogue Saludos Amigos (1943) finds Donald Duck, Goofy and a parrot named Jose Carioca exploring Lake Titicaca, the Andes mountains, the Argentine pampas and Rio de Janeiro. Then, in The Three Caballeros (1945), Donald Duck serves as a tour guide for a virtual trek through Latin and South America.
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- Norman Ferguson
- 1944 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Music Song nominee
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurette; excerpt from Walt Disney CBC interview; bonus shorts "Don Donald" And "Contrary Condor".
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that one caballero smokes a cigar, another one shoots his guns in the air when he's excited (no one gets hurt), and the third, Donald Duck, ogles women in a number of scenes. That said, it's a wonderful surprise that these two 1940s classics are so enamored of Latin American cultures, their art, and their music. There are a couple of scary animated scenes for young ones: A baby mail plane almost crashes, and Donald and his llama almost fall off a very high bridge.
- Sexual Content
- Donald does a lot of whistling at Latina women and gets one kiss. The narrator mentions that he's looking at "hot stuff" on a beach when he spots a bunch of women. Goofy shows his drawers twice. Mention of tucans "making love," but it's not meant "that" way.
- One of the three caballeros has guns in holsters and shoots them in the air periodically; in one scene the barrel of the gun turns into a mouth and sings a couple of words. Donald and a llama almost fall off a high mountain bridge. Pedro the baby mail plane is in danger and almost crashes. Goofy carries and bites into his hunting knife.
- Dated but innocuous lyrics including "We're three gay caballeros."
- Social Behavior
- For the 1940s, this level of respect and enjoyment of other cultures is a very pleasant surprise.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Donald gets drunk off of one cocktail; adults drink wine in another scene. The Brazilian caballero, Jose Carioca, is rarely seen without a cigar in his mouth.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it