Latin Baby ~ Disney’s Latin America Films

Panchito and José Carioca Get Held Up at Immigration.

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:


Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays, Boas Festas – Holiday Comix Covers

Here are some nice holiday-related Brazilian comic book covers from the ever-wonderful Vila Xurupita.

  • Santa José Carioca and Scamp the puppy.
  • Zé: I want cigars and pretty girls and samba records and money and blank checks and more money….
  • There are more, so…continue reading! Continue reading

Classic Ze + The Mystery of Jose Carioca’s Cigar

I thought these were some nice “Classic Zé” covers, a welcome change from the most recent jeans-90s-looking-outfit. Here’s another silly thing I noticed – his trademark cigar has disappeared. We all know it was noticeably absent from the animation featured on the 3 Caballeros ride at EPCOT, but…

So I did some research with older comics Continue reading

A little tangent: Rock-a-Doodle

Putting my Disney re-watched quest aside for the moment, I decided to watch Don Bluth films I’ve never seen. I made the horrid mistake of renting Rock-a-Doodle, which is (supposedly) based on Chanticleer the Rooster and was originally intended to be somewhat like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Unfortunately, they had to tone down that movie’s version of Jessica Rabbit, Goldie Pheasant, to make her less busty. Which brings me to my point. Goldie reminds me a lot of Rosinha because she looks essentially human aside from the beak. Continue reading

LEGIBLE and awesome comics scans…

After a good deal of searching (I love you, Google ❤), I have found some nicely-sized English comics scans.

This one is from “The 3 Caballeros Ride Again” by Don Rosa. José is up to no good again with some strangely humanoid people. T_T;;; Here is the second page.

Here’s one of the very old 1940s comic (first few pages only).

More Comic Book Cover Antics

The first is one of Zé at the dentist, but his dentist is his crow friend Nestor for some reason. How can he go to the dentist IF HE DOESN’T HAVE TEETH? He’s a parrot!

The next one is wrong in so many ways….he is shocked by all these parrots that look like him but are “wild” non-anthropomorphized parrots. Is this an instance of that weird Goofy-Pluto dynamic (both are dogs but one actually acts like one…)? Well, there are several explanations for why Zé is so surprised here: 1)all these dirty wild parrots are in his hammock all of a sudden. 2)These parrots are his illegitimate babies from all over town, hehehe >: ) 3)the parrots are completely naked with their naked bodies all over his hammock.

The third one: If that other comic I posted a while back hadn’t already hinted that Zé is a cannibal, this one does. He’s stolen EGGS from some CHICKENS and a ROOSTER…presumably to eat or maybe dye for easter. Again, HE’S A BIRD however anthropomorphized he may be and birds don’t eat eggs or color them for easter. What would Panchito think!?

Fourth one: How lazy can you get? He can’t even drag his butt inside to take a shower, so he’s doing it in his hammock IN HIS YARD in semi-public view >_< And speaking of showering….. the next one isn’t the ideal cover for a children’s comic book but at least he had the decency to move inside.

The sixth one: Hooray, back in the classic clothes! :D And his tail is the right color here! Looking at this page, all the stories with “classic” Zé have the blue and red tail and all the “new” ones have Zé with a green tail. But then I looked at some slightly older ones and Zé’s tail is red, blue, and yellow! It’s probably a shift in artists… His eye color keeps changing too. The original had red eyes, but the new ones have blue or brown eyes sometimes.

The 7th one: Star Wars! yaay!

Number 8: he’s dressed like a pirate for a costume party but he has a PIRATE on his shoulder! Hahaha ^_^

All these cover scans come from Vila Xurupita.

José and Rosinha, Changing Colours
July 19, 2007, 4:58 am
Filed under: comics, jose carioca, saludos amigos

<—-Well, it seems that Rosinha has in fact become more birdlike in recent years. Awesome. This comic is from last year, and it’s the most recent cover I could find on INDUCKS. José has not lost his ridiculous ’90s outfit yet. He looks like Terry Bogard…..


Here’s an interesting one. José is probably getting ready for a date (from what I can make out of Portuguese, he says “Rosinha’s gonna kill me!”)….not wearing a ’90s outfit this time. He then gets his tail stuck in the door >: ) If the story hadn’t been about a tail, I wouldn’t have noticed this, but his tail is GREEN all over here. Everyone knows the original’s tail is blue and red (see below) but even in a few US comics he has a green tail. I don’t know if the actual parrot species (can’t remember the name….) that he’s based on has a multicolored tail or not. I guess I should double-check that footage of the real parrots on Saludos Amigos.