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 piñata, accompanied by Panchito. A ride on a magic serape takes the three amigos singing and dancing across Mexico. ¡Olé!
Walt Disney's miracle musical FEATURE
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Did You Know?
José Carioca introduces Donald Duck to the charms of "Baía". This is actually Portuguese for "bay", the locale being introduced is the state of "Bahia". The two terms are closely related but spelled differently. Bahia is one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. See more
For a moment during the Baia sequence, Donald's face is green. See more
Did you know that the history Mexico is in her flag? Oh, yes. You see, many hundreds of years ago, the god of the Aztecs commanded them to build a big city where they would find an eagle destroying a serpent. But when they find this eagle, he was sitting on a cactus, on top of a rock, way out in the middle of a lake. Caramba, to build a city here would be almost impossible. But they built and built and built some more, until today, believe or not, the lake is full of Mexico City.
In the end of the movie, the fireworks exploding of the title "Fin", "Fim" and "The End". See more
Music by João de Barro
Portuguese Lyrics by João de Barro
as Carlos Braga See more