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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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 (11) | Top Critics (2)

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

Nov 16, 2009 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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In color, with topical music, it is a gay forty-minute potpourri.

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

As a Disney fan, it is also neat to see many of the legendary animators like Lee and Mary Blair, Walt Disney, Frank Thomoas, Norman Ferguson, and more in the film.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Disney's South American tour has fun cartoons.

Jan 2, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Not a well-remembered bit of Disneyana, and I am not prepared to argue against the justice of that fact.

Nov 2, 2009 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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

May 1, 2008 | 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

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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

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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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Pretty good I love the two shorts with Donald Duck.

Nick Clavette
Nick Clavette

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