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Saludos Amigos 1943

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Disney's sixth animated feature is a mix of live action and cartoons, in which old favourites Donald Duck and Goofy set off on a South American journey of discovery. Donald has trouble with a stubborn llama, Goofy tries his hand at being a cowboy, and their parrot friend Jose Carioca tours the sites of Rio de Janiero.

Starring:
Frank Graham
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DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 40 minutes
Starring Frank Graham
Director Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Norman Ferguson
Studio WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO
Rental release 12 August 2002
Main languages English

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Format: DVD
Although not one of the most well known of the Disney films this film is one of the classics and rightly so. It is not as long as a standard film, only 40 minutes but it is still as entertaining. The film is split into four main sections to tell four stories all about south America. The film was made in the early 1940's during the second world war as the war had cut off a lot of oversea markets and so this alonh with the feature "The Three Caballeros" was made to bring in some profit and to add to relations with South America.
The first segment sees Donald Duck exploring Lake Titticaca and trying to get to grip with native traditions. The second segment sees Goffy as El Gaucho Goofy a sort of south american cowboy and he has to get to grips with his horse. In the next section, we see a story about Pedro the mail plane who has to brave the mountains in order to get the mail through. The final sequence is the first appearance of José carioca, a character who would go on to star in many more films and cartoons including "The Three Caballeros. He teaches Donald about the music of Latin America. The DVD comes with another theatrical film released to theatres a 30 minute documentary of the film was made with footage from the research trip.
This film is known as a "Package Film" as it is made up from segments and was one of many released during the wartime as they were easier and cheaper to produce and they are often forgotten because they are"package films", but I have found that many of these films contain the best stories animation special effects and gags.
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This is Disney's 6th animated classic, although it's doesn't have the number 6 band on the spine, so if you need this look elsewhere.
It does come with 100 Disney reward points.
This is hardly a 'classic' more a live motion holiday planning documentary with a few unfunny cartoons included. Not really for kids and the quality is like VHS quality on an HD TV.
The price has hovered around the £4 mark for the last three years of it's release time.
You'll need this for your 50 DVD Disney set. There is a very interesting 30 minute bonus documentary of Walt Disney's team visit to South America.
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Format: VHS Tape
Saludos Amigos was inspired by the Disney studio's trip toSouth America in 1941.... The movie includes some live footage showing Disney and his staff doing sketches during the trip. There are four main parts in the movie - Lake Titicaca (an under-average Donald Duck short), Pedro (a nice story about a mail plane), El Gaucho Goofy (a quite funny short where Goofy learns how to be a gaucho) and Aquarela do Brazil (where a brush paints the backgrounds as Donald Duck and a parrot called Joe Carioca visit Rio de Janerio). Saludos Amigos' running time just over 40 minutes which makes it Disney's shortest "feature". The picture quality and the colours are very well restored, though a scene where Goofy smokes a cigar has been deleted, which might upset Disney collectors.
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Format: DVD
With World War II raging around the world, Disney and some of his animators set out on a strange journey. They went down to South America as sort of good will ambassadors. Their trip also turned into two package films, the first was Saludos Amigos. Originally released in 1942, it also had the distinction of being released first in South America.

This is more of a travelogue with animated shorts instead of a true movie. It also clocks in at just under 42 minutes (despite my DVD packaging claiming it was about 75 minutes), so it’s very short. But if you are in the right mindset, it is fun.

The movie starts off with a brief description of the trip the animators took to reach South America, although once we get to Lake Titicaca in the mountains of Peru, we get our first short. This one finds Donald Duck filling in for the typical American tourist. As he learns a pit about the people who live in that region, he also gets in some pretty sticky situations. Naturally, he handles it with his usual grace and calm – you know quacking up a storm and making things worse with his temper.

As the animators travel over the Andes Mountains, they begin to envision the life of a small airplane who would have to fly over the mountains. The result is the second short, “Pedro.” We join the title character as he must brave his first flight over the mountains to get the mail when he dad is sick. Along the way, he faces a huge storm and a fearsome mountain. This is the weakest segment because the idea just never gels for me. I like the plane, but I just never fully got into the story.

Goofy takes center stage on the next leg of our trip as we learn the differences between an American cowboy and an Argentina gaucho.
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Format: DVD
In 1942 with the lucrative European market lost because of war Disney could not afford lavish animated features like Snow White and Bambi and turned to a series of popular versions of Fantasia with a Latin American flavour embedding live footage within the animation.
Therefore looking at “Saludos Amigos” as current entertainment one asks “what the hell!” but take an historical perspective, sixty four years ago there was no television, no cheap travel, therefore the material in this film would have been novel to the audiences.
The film is notable for the introduction of Jose Carioca and plots his development.
However the accompanying filmed record of the research trip by the Disney studio to South America is fascinating, was this generally released I wonder. I provides a real insight into the Disney machine in operation and great footage of the interior of a propeller airliner (DC7?). The washed out quality of the colour puzzled me at first, then I realised it was almost certainly filmed on 16mm with very early colour stock. For me this documentary is the reason for owning the DVD.
For those of us with an historical outlook it is intriguing, for others best avoided and almost certainly will not be appreciated by the children.
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