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Saludos Amigos (1942)

movie the 6th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, is the first of six package films made by the Disney studio in the 1940s. Saludos Amigos has four different sections: Donald Duck stars in two of them and Goofy stars in one. The film received 3 Academy Award nominations for Best Sound, Original Music Score and Best for Saludos Amigos Song. Intro line: Here's an unusual expedition: artists, musicians and writers setting out for a trip through Latin America to find new personalities, music and dances for their cartoon films.



Donald Duck is a tourist. He visits the land of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and meets a llama. The llama, or yama, is an odd-looking individual with considerable personality. His master, here, exercises complete control over him with a home-made flute and if you want to explore this precipitous country he'll solve all your transportation problems.
 

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Once upon a time in a little airport near Santiago, Chile there lived three airplanes: the papa plane, the mama plane and the baby plane. The papa plane was a big, powerful male plane. Mama plane was a middle-sized female plane. And the baby plane was a little boy plane named Pedro. Like all fledglings, Pedro went to ground school to learn the ABC's of flying. He studied reading, skywriting and arithmetic. I'll bet his mother and dad will be proud of him.
 

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From the windswept plains of Montana to the sunbaked banks of the Rio Grande over countless miles of mountain and prairie untouched and unsullied by the mercenary hand of civilization roams a tough, hardy and heroic breed of man: the North American cowboy. Goofy, strong, silent and weather-beaten became on the land of Argentina a South American gaucho. The gaucho's closest friend and inseparable companion is his horse, or pingo. Quickly the gaucho reaches for his lasso! Twirling the rawhide above his head, he deftly tosses the noose about the horse's neck and easily subdues the spirited animal with the help of the snubbing post or palenque.
 

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Donald Duck arrive on Rio de Janeiro where meet Joe Carioca. Old Papagaio, the parrot featured in most of Brazil's funny stories. Jose Carioca shows Donald Duck the beauty of Copacabana Beach, the playground of Rio in rhythm of samba, the music of Brazil. Rhythm instruments like the reco-reco and the cabaca all help to beat out that intricate samba rhythm a lively two-step with a bounce. It's the same rhythm that captivates the whole city when carnival time comes around. Carnival in Rio three hilarious days and nights. Singing, dancing and celebrating.
 

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Saludos Amigos song

Lyrics by Ned Washington, music by Charles Wolcott

There's a phrase nowadays folks are using
It's an old one that's always new
If you run into friends in your cruising
This friendly greeting will always do:
Saludos amigos
A fond greeting to you
A warm handshake or two
Good friends always do
Saludos amigos
A new day's waiting to start
You must meet it, wake up and greet it
With a gay song in your heart!


 

Quotes


"Some flew over the Andes into Chile. The others went north to the Inca country - Bolivia, Peru and Lake Titicaca turning away from the modern cities to find the descendants of ancient Inca civilization. Eight thousand square miles of water over two miles above sea level Lake Titicaca has been prominent in Inca history and folklore for generations." "They were really impressed with the big city but impressive, too, was the lure of the pampas and the Argentine gaucho as painted by F. Molina Campos." "So far, so good. Not a cylinder missing. Pedro was flying on top of the world when suddenly his first view of that towering monarch, Aconcagua!" "Sailing eastward from Chile, we cross the Argentine pampas just millions of acres of rich grazing land the third largest city in the Western Hemisphere: Buenos Aires" "The bread and meat are held in one hand the knife in the other. Note the action of wrist and elbow as knife and food synchronize in deft, graceful rhythm. Yes, it is this wholesome diet that builds the gaucho's nerves of steel and muscles of iron." "With delicate balance and clocklike precision of timing man and beast moving as one display a minimum of waste motion as the whirling bolas are unleashed." "Let us dance to the lively beat of the chacarera the dance of the farmer's daughter. Combining the minuet, the bunny hug and a dash of jumping jive." "Here are some of the first impressions. This is what can happen to a big city when a crowd of cartoonists are turned loose." "Carnival in Rio three hilarious days and nights. Singing, dancing and celebrating. The spirit of the Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve rolled into one. Each year hundreds of songs are written especially for this occasion and the dream of every composer is to have his song chosen as a carnival hit."
 
 

Crew

Produced by Walt Disney

Writing credits: Homer Brightman, Ralph Wright, Roy Williams, Harry Reeves, Dick Huemer, Joe Grant

Cast as voice: Walt Disney as Himself, Clarence Nash as Donald Duck, Fred Shields as Narrator, Josť Oliveira as Joe Carioca, Pinto Colvig as Goofy, Frank Thomas as Artist

Original Music by Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith

Production supervisor by Norman Ferguson

Art Department: Lee Blair, Mary Blair, James Bodrero, John P. Miller, Herbert Ryman

Animation Department: Paul Allen, Ken Anderson, Dick Anthony, Les Clark, Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Al Dempster, Andy Engman, Hugh Fraser, Yale Gracey, Hugh Hennesy, Bill Justice, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Dan MacManus, John McManus, Joshua Meador, Fred Moore, Milt Neil, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Riley, John Sibley, McLaren Stewart, Bill Tytla, Al Zinnen, Jeanne Lee Keil, Paul Murry

Music Department: Ned Washington, Charles Wolcott, Edmundo Santos



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Pictures from movie

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Pedro
Pedro
El Gaucho Goofy
El Gaucho Goofy
Joe Carioca
Joe Carioca
llama
llama
Papa plane
Papa plane
Goofy's horse
Goofy's horse
Parrots
Parrots