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Saludos Amigos (1943)




Critic Consensus: One of Disney's lesser-known animated films, Saludos Amigos may be slight stuff, but it's still a spirited, energetic travelogue.

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Movie Info

This Walt Disney feature opens with live-action footage of Disney and his staff heading off to South America to glean material for a new cartoon project. The film then segues into the misadventures of American tourist Donald Duck at Lake Titicaca, among other sequences.

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Critic Reviews for Saludos Amigos

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

One of the more astounding sequences features a carnival song number, "Acuarele de Brasil " with Joe Carioca and Donald Duck as the leading characters.

May 14, 2021 | Full Review…

A good-neighborly, Technicolor whimsey that has made Walt Disney one of South America's favorite North Americans.

November 16, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In color, with topical music, it is a gay forty-minute potpourri.

May 6, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Walt Disney's trip to South America for material has pro vided this ingenious piece -- more of a sketch-book than a film.

May 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Saludos Amigos depresses me. Self-interested, belated ingratiation embarrasses me, and Disney's famous cuteness, however richly it may mirror national infantilism, is hard on my stomach.

February 10, 2021 | Full Review…

The original animation and the wonderful colors cannot be described with words. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saludos Amigos


An entertaining animated travelogue with four short stories: the first one quite funny and amusing, the following two not so interesting and actually a bit dull, but finally the last one being the most gorgeous to look at, introducing the charming character of José Carioca.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Disney Movie #11: Saludos Amigos A great collection of shorts that is charming, funny and lively. Saludos Amigos is without a doubt, one of Disney's more creative and original films. Although some shorts are better than others, all of them are worth watching if you can grab a copy of this film. Though it's short, it packs in quite a few stories, allowing every story to stay fresh, even after you've watched it. Saludos Amigos is not one of Disney's popular films but it's definitely a showcase of classic Disney characters.

Anthony Le
Anthony Le

Super Reviewer

first of the Compilation era It's animation is decent, though nothing note worthy and the shorts are fun occasionally but again nothing note worthy. This era is mostly forgettable though to most shorts being hardly much too be amazed at. Next up:Saludos Amigos 2: Goofy Quits


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