A rainy Saturday morning was a great opportunity to watch two more movies in my journey of watching all the Disney animated movies in order of release date.
I watched Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros, neither of which I had seen before. Of course, I am familiar with the Three Caballeros as the characters and the song, but I had never watched the entire movie.
Saludos Amigos shows Disney animators traveling to South American to learn about the culture. Four shorts are created and shown throughout the movie. I always like to check out the details of a movie from IMDB. This one had some controversy about the movie’s creation as having a political background due to World War II going on at the time. My focus was on the entertainment value of the movie itself. Honestly, the biggest controversy to me was one shot of Walt Disney with a cigarette in his hand, as his smoking was always supposed to be concealed.
The movie itself was enjoyable. The little shorts were cute and did provide some information about the Latin American culture. I liked the Goofy one and the one with the little plane the best.
The Three Caballeros is actually similar to Saludos Amigos. The basic idea is that it’s Donald’s birthday and he gets a big box of gifts from Jose in Brazil. Each gift that he opens is another cartoon segment. One of them introduces Panchito who completes the Three Caballeros and their song is included there.
There was some integration of live action actors and animation in several spots of the movie. It was interesting to see that it was pretty well done considering the time period that the movie was made.
The next two movies on my list (which I have from IMDB) are “Make Mine Music” and “So Dear to My Heart.” Unfortunately they aren’t available on Disney+ so I will have to skip them. 😦 I am going to save the Adventures of Ichabod Crane for Halloween time… which will make my next movie Cinderella.