This was my favorite movie when I was four. Now that I'm older, I stillwatch it every once in awhile, even though there are movies I like better. The Three Caballeros is full of cute humor early in the movie, and therapport between Donald Duck and Joe Carioca is wonderful. The animatedshort `The Cold-Blooded Penguin' is *very* cute, and the song `Baia' is oneof my favorite Disney songs of all time. Then Panchito arrives, and afterthe wonderful `Three Caballeros' song, things start to go a little bitcrazy. The plot, such as it was, completely evaporates as Donald seems todescend into a girl-crazy madness. I'm not saying this is necessarily a badthing, however; the final part of the movie is very entertaining, eventhough it's odd at the same time. I gave this movie an 8 out of10.
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The Three Caballeros (1944)
Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).
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A large box arrives for Donald on his birthday, three gifts inside. He unwraps one at a time, and each takes him on an adventure. The first is a movie projector with a film about the birds of South America; Donald watches two cartoons, one tells of a penguin who longs to live on a tropical isle and the other about a gaucho boy who hunts the wild ostrich. The second gift is a pop-up book about Brazil. Inside is Jose Carioca, who takes Donald to Brazil's Bahia for a mix of animation and live action: the two cartoon birds sing and dance with natives. The third gift is a pi?ata, accompanied by Panchito. A ride on a magic serape takes the three amigos singing and dancing across Mexico. ?Olé!
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Reviewed byekedolphinVote: 8/10/10
"The Three Caballeros" is a nice little gem of golden-age Disneyana, thatcould have used perhaps a little more polishing.
The Disney Studios apparently produced several pieces around the timeperiodof this animated-live action featurette; "Caballeros" is probably the bestknown of the series. The basic premise here is that Donald Duck iscelebrating his birthday, and a large package of presents is sent to himfrom friends in several Latin American countries. The event turns into acelebration of Latin culture, focusing on Brazil and Mexico; Donald isgiventours by two "colleagues," a cigar-chomping parrot-cum-boulevardier namedJoe Carioca, and Panchito, a bandito rooster (complete with never-emptysix-guns).
Perhaps twenty to thirty minutes of the piece is made up of the cartooncharacters superimposed over live action, or live actors doing carefullychoreographed moves in front of a screen. The techniques are apparent tothe eye, and dated by modern standards, but they were reasonable attemptstofuse the two worlds together. More problematical to this correspondent isthe last 10-15 minutes; while having a few interesting sequences, the lackof a plot (becoming a dream of random images in Donald's ever-confusedthoughts) makes the section drag down the rest of the film. Lessimportantly, politically correct types may object to the "Hollywoodization"and "Disneyfication" of Latin culture/music that turns it into aprogressionof scenes from a folkloric or idealized mariachi show. Of course, showslike "The Three Caballeros were never meant to show the actual grit of muchof Latin American life....
If you're looking for that reality, avoid this like the plague. If you'relooking for fun, good Hollywood-Latin music, and "poorty girls," head outand rent it.
Funny, people nowadays don't seem to realize that this was a World War IIpropaganda film -- only one comment below makes that point. Many suchfeatures and shorts were turned out during this time, and not just fromDisney; Warner Bros., MGM and others did as well. Keep this in mind and itmakes a little more sense. Even more of the fractured, surreal nature ofthis film is explainable when viewed in the context of other Disneyanimatedfeatures of this time. "Fantasia" (of course), "Dumbo," "Pinocchio" andother movies contained what seemed like drug- or alcohol-induced sequences(maybe someone with more intimate knowledge of Disney productions of thetime can shed some light on those!). Disney also seemed eager toexperimentwith blending of animation and live action during this time ("Song of theSouth"). Anyway, this was aimed primarily at engendering better relationsbetween North Americans and our ostensible allies in Latin America. Theanimation is very good and some of the music (especially the title song)ismemorable. Watch it for what it is and enjoy!