Once again, Google image brings me amazing vintage Caballeros material. This great advertisement comes from I’m Learning to Share, which has more great advertising images from the film’s original release. I re-type for you, more legibly, the caption from this poster so you can see all of its suggestive double-entendres and language for yourself:
“Imagine me and all my pals singing, dancing, romancing in the same scenes, with real, live, three-dimensional (and what dimensions!) luscious latin beauties like Aurora Miranda, Dora Luz, Carmen Molina! We’re twice as torrid as a hot foot on the equator – and even more fun! Just change the name girls, from Donald Duck to Donald El Wolf, sí, sí, and woooooooo-woooooo!”
Excuse me, Donald? Did you really just say that?
….I think I just heard my childhood dying a little bit more.
Here’s a great cover of “The Three Caballeros” song, sung by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. I like its being played on an old gramophone as well, it just adds to the atmosphere.
This clip came to my attention courtesy of reader Kaze. Thanks!
Here’s a hilarious “music video” for an Exit 57 song that uses clips from The Three Caballeros. It’s really well-edited and the song is hilarious. For those of you that don’t know, Exit 57 was an old comedy sketch TV program that featured now-famous Stephen Colbert. He sings in this video!
And here’s Brazilian singer Jose Oliveira, the voice actor of José Carioca, performing live on the Mickey Mouse Club:
He’s playing a Mexican song, “Jesusita en Chihuahua,” a.k.a. “the cactus song” from The Three Caballeros.
I hope you enjoyed these videos, I certainly did. (This blog’s not dead yet!)
Filed under: 3 caballeros, donald duck, drawings, fan stuff, jose carioca, panchito | Tags: 3 caballeros, fan art, three caballeros
Again, in lieu of “proper” content, and not wanting to go for a long time without posting anything, I’m presenting a selection of Three Caballeros-related artwork found on DeviantArt. Just to be clear, these are not by me.
Wonderfully-drawn picture of the guys on the beach.
The caballeros in WW2-like military uniforms (I like!)
Zé Carioca doing the whole Mary Poppins thing.
A badass rendering of the artist, Kuzco from The Emperor’s New Groove (hey, he IS South American and a llama), José, and Panchito. I really dig this drawing despite its non-canon-ness.
Someone made their own SD 3 Caballeros figurines! I would pay so much for these.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these pics and that they filled the void in this blog sufficiently enough ^^;;
Caramba! Now you can test your Panchito knowledge with this quiz. How well do you know this little-known Disney character?
Sorry for not posting for a while, and for putting this up in lieu of real content ^^;;
Filed under: reviews/opinions, saludos amigos, stories | Tags: interview, review, saludos amigos, walt and el grupo
Today I discovered an interview with Ted Thomas, the director of the previously-mentioned Walt and El Grupo, a new documentary about Walt Disney’s trip to Latin America.
You can read the interview at Jim Hill Media.
I thought I would post some additional reviews of Walt and El Grupo as well, to provide some second opinions.
Variety’s review (unfavorable)
A fan’s favorable review, posted on the Seattle Int’l Film Festival website.
Favorable review at Prost Amerika. It seems to summarize more than review, but ranks the film 8 out of 10.
And here’s the official website for the film.
Filed under: 3 caballeros, comics, donald duck, humor/parody, jose carioca, panchito | Tags: comics, donald duck, jose carioca, panchito, ze carioca
Blurry enlargement from INDUCKS (click for full size). This is an American comic from November 1944.
But here’s something a lot more fun, that I thought of immediately when I saw the image of the policeman giving the guys a hard time:
“Fortunately, the Walt Disney Family Foundation has commissioned author J.B. Kaufman, the outstanding Disney historian responsible for books like Walt in Wonderland, to write an extensive book on Walt’s Latin American films…”
(Source: “The Lost Caballero” article at MousePlanet)
As a bit of a preview…..an article of Kaufman’s, “Walt in South America,” can be found at the Walt Disney Family Museum’s website, which also has a large amount of footage and audio related to the Latin America trip.
I’m really looking forward to this book.