Funny, people nowadays don't seem to realize that this was a World War IIpropaganda film -- only one comment below makes that point. Many suchfeatures and shorts were turned out during this time, and not just fromDisney; Warner Bros., MGM and others did as well. Keep this in mind and itmakes a little more sense. Even more of the fractured, surreal nature ofthis film is explainable when viewed in the context of other Disneyanimatedfeatures of this time. "Fantasia" (of course), "Dumbo," "Pinocchio" andother movies contained what seemed like drug- or alcohol-induced sequences(maybe someone with more intimate knowledge of Disney productions of thetime can shed some light on those!). Disney also seemed eager toexperimentwith blending of animation and live action during this time ("Song of theSouth"). Anyway, this was aimed primarily at engendering better relationsbetween North Americans and our ostensible allies in Latin America. Theanimation is very good and some of the music (especially the title song)ismemorable. Watch it for what it is and enjoy!
The Three Caballeros (1944) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Three Caballeros (1944) 1080p
The Three Caballeros is a movie starring Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, and Dora Luz. Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a...
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A large box arrives for Donald on his birthday, three gifts inside. He unwraps one at a time, and each takes him on an adventure. The first is a movie projector with a film about the birds of South America; Donald watches two cartoons, one tells of a penguin who longs to live on a tropical isle and the other about a gaucho boy who hunts the wild ostrich. The second gift is a pop-up book about Brazil. Inside is Jose Carioca, who takes Donald to Brazil's Bahia for a mix of animation and live action: the two cartoon birds sing and dance with natives. The third gift is a pi?ata, accompanied by Panchito. A ride on a magic serape takes the three amigos singing and dancing across Mexico. ?Olé!
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Reviewed byCalstanhopeVote: /10
Most everything about this neat little movie has been said by previousposters, except this.
The motivation for making it was, of all things, the US StateDepartment! The US was deeply involved in fighting World War Two. Atthis point in time the average American knew almost NOTHING about SouthAmerica, and the Nazi government was busy making business and politicalconnections there, especially in Paraguay... there, transplantedGermans were a well established colony. They were aiding Hitler's wareffort with the operation of industrial concerns, as well as providingespionage support.
South America promised to become a new battlefront if German successesand infiltration continued. The region produced vital strategic rawmaterials, key among them rubber.
Our strongest ally in the region was Brazil. The US Navy had a numberof installations there, both sea and air. The Brazilian Navy workedclosely with US forces in hunting U-boats in the Atlantic narrows; anumber of US Navy vessels were transferred to them. American air bases(the largest of which was at Recife) provides home base for Americanaircraft, both fixed wing and lighter than air blimps, to provide airsupport coverage to trans Atlantic convoy operations.
The State department felt it would be a good idea to familiarizeAmericans with the land, people, and way of life of South America, andcalled on Disney to produce THE THREE CABALLEROS. The movie was, firstand foremost, a TEACHING TOOL for both military forces and the generalpublic during a global war.
BTW... I love the crazy little bird too! HE'S the best part of thefilm!
There are two other Disney films made for the Government that I'd LOVEto find copies of.
One is VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER, another WW2 product.
The other is one that I saw back in Basic Training in the 1970s.Believe it or not, the Walt Disney studios produced a military trainingfilm on the prevention of VENEREAL DISEASE!!! The unfortunate Ladydispensing said commodity bore a VERY striking resemblance to SnowWhite!
Because of that film I can never view SNOW WHITE in quite the same wayever again!
People who went to see Disney's compilation features of the 1940s expecting another "Fantasia" were always disappointed - however good the material in some of them. They weren't really films. This one is just a collection of beads from the studio's Latin American years on a pretty string. Some of the beads are short cartoons, not really any different from Disney's other short cartoons of the period - which is, although I don't need to say this, praise. To be honest I find it hard to remember, without looking it up, exactly which South American Disney cartoons are featured in this movie and which aren't.
The linking segments with Donald Duck are weird and - now and then - wonderful. Disney seems to have tried every possible way of combining animation and live action (the live action is usually Carmen Miranda). Some of the attempts fall flat - many shots are obviously Miranda walking in front of a movie screen onto which Donald Duck is being projected; and the section featuring Donald Duck flying on a magic carpet over South American countryside is just a cheap and gruesome mis-match. But other times it's dazzling. The transformation of animated cacti into human dancers, or human dancers into animated roosters, are technical marvels which made me gasp. Perhaps if I saw them on the big screen I'd be able to work out how they were done - but they'd still be spectacular. More so.
In short, this certainly has its moments - some of the most anarchic moments Disney or any other studio had produced. People who aren't fans of animation will probably find it unendurable. (I don't blame them. It's not really a film.) People who are fans HAVE to see it.