Saludos Amigos
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This 43-minute animated feature is Walt Disney's contribution to the wartime "Good Neighbor Policy" between the USA and Latin America. Opening with live-action footage of Disney and his staff (referred to by the narrator as a "group of artists and musicians") 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. Moving down to Chile, the audience is entertained by the story of Pedro the little airplane, who vows to deliver the mail through the treacherous… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A good-neighborly, Technicolor whimsey that has made Walt Disney one of South America's favorite North Americans."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Not a well-remembered bit of Disneyana, and I am not prepared to argue against the justice of that fact."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A colorful combination of life action, animation and Latin music. A pioneering effort by Disney."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"In color, with topical music, it is a gay forty-minute potpourri."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The two films are as artistically astonishing as they are culturally clueless."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Disney's South American tour has fun cartoons."
‑ Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
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