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

“Aquarela do Brasil” (Brazil)

salami-brasilaqua.jpgAs you all know, “Aquarela do Brasil,” or “Brazil” as it’s known in the USA, became popular in the US after it was in “Saludos Amigos.” The song was originally written by Ary Barroso, who contributed many great songs to the world of Brazilian samba. This website offers an interesting look at all the incarnations of “Aquarela do Brasil,” as well as all the translated versions of lyrics that have been offered.

Another film that made this song (in)famous was Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” which uses the English version.

I love this song very much….and have been attempting to learn the lyrics in semi-passable Portuguese…because I really don’t like the English lyrics. >_<

Anyone else who has stories, etc., anything related to the song, comment away!

***Additional tidbit (5/2/08)*** You’ll notice on the sheet music image above that even the font and style of writing of the word “Brazil” were imitated in the Terry Gilliam film.

Also, a high-res image of the sheet music cover can be found here.

Another resemblance – the cover of the Saludos Amigos Decca soundtrack album from the ’40s (click for full size):

Saludos Amigos posters

saludos amigos posterA very old poster for “Saludos Amigos” from Carteles. You can click on it for the full-size image (which is very large). It looks a little cheaply drawn (Zé in particular, the colors are all off). The other poster is similar, but much better looking if you ask me. 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.