The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros (1944)

Three Caballeros is the first Walt Disney feature to combine animation with live action footage. Originally conceived as World War II propaganda promoting good relations between the United States and Latin America, the film details the… More

Rated: G
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 1944
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2000
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: One of Disney's more abstract creations, The Three Caballeros is a dazzling, colorful picture that shows the company at an artistic acme.

TIME Magazine

That rare event, a Disney failure.

Full review…
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

No other Disney feature achieved this level of exuberant abstraction, or displayed the same sheer pleasure in the magic of the animator's art.

Full review…
TV Guide

This is one of the most dazzling achievements of the cartoon genre.

Full review…
Variety Staff

It's a gay, colorful, resplendent conceit.

Full review…
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

less of a propaganda piece and more of a narrative story

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The two films are as artistically astonishing as they are culturally clueless.

Full review…
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A brilliant hodgepodge of Mr. Disney's illustrative art-a literal spinwheel of image, color and music which tumbles at you with explosive surprise.

Full review…
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

By far the strangest feature-length movie in the history of the Walt Disney Company, with virtually every new minute bringing something more insanely creative than the last.

Full review…
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The menu buttons are shaped like sombreros. I trust I needn't say more.

Full review…
More reviews for The Three Caballeros

Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A solid follow-up to Saludos Amigos that combines animation and live action with sheer perfection, even if it is a bit irregular and only really amusing until… More
Number 2 From Compilation era The animation is a bit more interesting then the previous film, and it does have it's fun moments throughout. It's… More
Dean McKenna
Great sights and sounds of South America made in this Walt Disney colourful, sweetly nostalgic, forties flavoured travelogue which highlights some of the more… More
Suneel Joshi
A dazzling display of early Disney animation and colour that takes Donald on one of his most grand adventures to date. The film is definitely one of… More
Drew Smith
Cute movie - watched it a couple of years ago on a date, so it has some strange connotations. Typical Disney fluff.
Nick Clavette
Better than Saludos no doubt, beautifully animated by Disney once again, ever though it wasn't as good as the first 5 of the greats that Walt has done.