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323 Ratings

The Three Caballeros

Directed by Norman Ferguson
United States, 1944
Animation, Family


A large box arrives for Donald Duck on his birthday, with three gifts inside from his Latin American amigos, the cigar-chomping José Carioca and the pistol-packing Panchito Pistoles. He unwraps one gift at a time, and each takes him on an adventure in a mix of music, animation, and live action!

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The Three Caballeros Directed by Norman Ferguson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1946 | 2 nominations including: Best Sound, Recording



Critics reviews

Ultimately the film turns into an exploding, aggressive, imperialist fantasy worthy of Busby Berkeley in which the South American continent, especially Brazil… and Mexico, becomes Donald Duck’s harem or (more implicitly) brothel, including a long stretch of Acapulco Beach populated exclusively by female bathing beauties. Formally, this is one of Disney’s most experimental efforts, comparable in some respects to the Dance of the Pink Elephants in Dumbo.
September 01, 2009
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