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:



Carnival Time with Jose Carioca (1962)
January 6, 2008, 8:43 am
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Rob at Animation Backgrounds recently contacted me looking for any video or information sources for a Wonderful World of Color (a.k.a. Wonderful World of Disney) episode from March 4th, 1962 called “Carnival Time With Jose Carioca.”

This episode has not been released on any Disney collectors/vault series fancy-tin limited-edition DVDs yet. Several episodes from the Disneyland TV series have shown up on various discs within those collections but no luck with this particular episode *sigh* I’d like to see this one : (

And YES, I’ve checked Youtube. All I’ve been able to find on the entire internets so far is a little blurb summary stating “Ludwig Von Drake’s correspondents Donald Duck and Jose Carioca report from New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro” on MSN TV.

Anyway, he says he has production stills/cels from this episode!

anyone have more details/videos/images from this show?



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


Kingdom Hearts?

This site wrote a list of the “top 10 characters missing in Kingdom Hearts.” I don’t play video games anymore really, and I haven’t played the 2nd Kingdom Hearts yet. While the 3 caballeros is not really the basis for a “world” in Kingdom Hearts, a cameo summon (comin’ out with guns blazing! :D ) or something would be nice. Does anyone know if a Kingdom Hearts 3 is in the works? Come on, if they were expanding the series to live action Disney films like Tron and Pirates of the Caribbean in Kingdom Hearts 2, they could at least throw in some kind of tribute to the older films.



Collectible Pins

Sorry I haven’t updated for a while, but I wrote a colossal post here to make up for it ^^;;;

Several pins involving characters from the Latin America films have been manufactured for various occasions. Many of these photos come from http://dizzipinz.com and can be bought there. You can click the thumbnails for full-size images.

You can view a complete list (with images) of all the pins featuring the 3 caballeros, Panchito, whatever, by doing a search at http://www.pinpics.com

Disney pin designer 1: Hey, what should we use for Mexico?

Disney pin designer 2: Duh, I dunno. How about that parrot? They have parrots in Mexico.

1: Yeah, that’s the ticket!

normal person: Isn’t Panchito from Mexico?

2: Duh, what’s wrong with you? And who’s Panchito?

  • From some pin trading night at Disneyland.
  • For annual passholders to Disneyland. Cute theme, I guess, but Panchito looks a little too excited. Maybe he just walked outta that bar in the background >: )
  • If you scroll down this page, they have a nice one for Mexican Independence Day with a big ol’ Mexican flag and the caballeros.
  • AWESOME one for the 55th anniversary of the 3 Caballeros. (from dizneypins.com)
  • Apparently, they did a series of state pins once, and Jose Carioca was on the one for New Mexico. NEW MEXICO? Panchito, where are you? He’s not even on a pin!? There’s no excuse for this, Panchito should have been the one for New Mexico.

  • The rest of these wouldn’t let me link to the pictures, but you can see them if you click the links.


All About “Blame It on the Samba”

Yet another amazing article from Musica Brasiliensis.…this time about the last major appearance of one of our Latin American bird friends (Jose Carioca) in a Disney feature, the “Blame it on the Samba” segment of the surreal “Melody Time,” which I absolutely love, and was dismayed to find that the version I was peddled on iTunes (off the 1970s Saludos Amigos combo album) doesn’t feature Ethel Smith’s mind-blowing Hammond organ work. Being a former organist myself, that’s my favorite part of the song.

Anyway, here’s a video of the segment if you’ve never seen it….

Yes, the Aracuan bird is there too T_T;;;

The lyrics in English may not be all that great, but the instrumentation and animation are incredible ^_^



Some scholarly musings on “The Three Caballeros”

tc2.jpgHere’s a strangely interesting article on “The Three Caballeros” for all of you guys who like to get into analyzing Disney films (yes, being a film nerd, I do my share of this as well). I didn’t write this, someone far more academic and professional did. Take a look!