Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros

Director: Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

Cast: Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

     
 

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Three Caballeros is the first Walt Disney feature to combine animation with live action footage. Originally conceived as World War II propaganda promoting good relations between the United States and Latin America, the film details the adventures of Donald Duck as he meets two Latin birds--Jose Carioca and Panchito,--and the three head down to Rio. The film

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Three Caballeros is the first Walt Disney feature to combine animation with live action footage. Originally conceived as World War II propaganda promoting good relations between the United States and Latin America, the film details the adventures of Donald Duck as he meets two Latin birds--Jose Carioca and Panchito,--and the three head down to Rio. The film doesn't have a concrete story, choosing to follow the three animated birds through Latin America, as they sing a number of songs, get into trouble and have a number of very amusing experiences. Filled with achingly funny jokes, good music, and stunning, ground-breaking animation, The Three Caballeros remains extremely entertaining decades after its release. It is one of Disney's unacknowledged classics.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Disney studios produced a number of "anthology" feature-length cartoons during the 1940s, of which The Three Caballeros is one of the finest. With the War closing off many overseas markets, there was a pitch toward wooing Latin American viewers, which Cabalelros certainly does, with almost all of its segments taking place "south of the border." While much of what is on view is dated and now seems stereotypical, it still has tremendous charm, thanks to the raw vitality that permeates the picture, as well as the riotous explosions of color that simply flow fort hat every opportunity. Indeed, the animation in Caballeros is above reproach, as is the combination of live action and animated figures. There is a tendency for some portions to have a "travelogue" effect, but this is a minor quibble. The music is incredibly catching and the formlessness of the piece contributes to a zany-yet-controlled feeling which is very hard to resist. The opening sequences, one concerning a penguin who longs for warmth and another about a boy with a flying donkey, are charming, if a tad placid. But the zippy numbers, the Busby Berkeley-inspired choreography and the frenetic trio of title characters quickly turn Caballeros into a fun, wild ride.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2000
UPC:
0786936126778
Original Release:
1945
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aurora Miranda Actor
Carmen Molina Actor
Dora Luz Actor
Clarence Nash Voice Only
Joaquin Garay Panchito
Jose Olivera Jose Carioca
Frank Graham Voice Only
Sterling Holloway Voice Only

Technical Credits
Walt Disney Director
Norman Ferguson Director,Producer
Clyde Geronimi Director
Jack Kinney Director
Bill Roberts Director
Harold Young Director
Edwin Aardal Special Effects
James Bodrero Screenwriter
Homer Brightman Screenwriter
Bob Carlson Animator
Clark Animator
Claude Coats Set Decoration/Design
Del Connell Screenwriter
William Cottrell Screenwriter
Billy Daniels Choreography
Don Holliday Editor
Ray Huffine Set Decoration/Design
Richard Irvine Art Director
Ollie Johnston Animator
Bill Justice Animator
Milt Kahl Animator
Ward Kimball Animator
Hal King Animator
Eric Larson Animator
John Lounsbery Animator
John McManus Special Effects
Joshua Meador Special Effects
Fred Moore Animator
Milt Neil Animator
Aloysio Oliveira Choreography
Don Patterson Animator
Bill Peet Screenwriter
Edward Plumb Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Elmer Plummer Screenwriter
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Art Riley Set Decoration/Design
George Rowley Special Effects
Ted Sears Screenwriter
John Sibley Animator
Paul J. Smith Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Thomas Animator
Harvey Toombs Animator
Charles Wolcott Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Marvin Woodward Animator
Ralph Wright Screenwriter

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