A Suggestive Trip South of the Border
|"The Three Caballeros" (1944).|
Seen as a continuation and expansion of "Saludos Amigos," the 72-minute "The Three Caballeros" is a cut above that earlier film and may be seen as a better sequel to it.
|Donald receives his gift and out pops José Carioca.|
|The Cold-Blooded Penguin.|
|The Flying Gauchito.|
In the next segment, Panchito serves as a tour guide of Mexico for Donald and José on a flying carpet, or sarape. In "You Belong to My Heart," which is a song title, Donald falls in love with another woman in Mexico City, the song's lyrics telling the story. Finally, in "Donald's Surreal Reverie," which is quite an apt title, a few too many kisses from senoritas send Donald into a love-drunk. This leads to psychedelic images of women dancing, disembodied legs dancing, and other odd scenes that the children are really unlikely to comprehend, mixing live-action and animation.
|José Carioca steals his scenes.|
|A malandro evinces his, um, admiration for Yaya the Cookie Lady in "Baía."|
|"♪♫ We are three gay Caballeros. ♫♪"|
|"The Three Caballeros" explodes with color.|
|Donald Duck gets excited.|
|"The Three Caballeros" gets downright weird during the dancing cactus segment.|
|Walt Disney and Ward Kimball - just a couple of yobos getting the job done.|
|There is a lot of suggestive stuff going on in "The Three Caballeros."|
Below is the trailer from "The Three Caballeros."