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½ March 20, 2019
Significantly better than Saludos Amigos, but still not much in comparison to pre-war efforts. The sequences and songs for Baia were very entertaining, there were a good number of songs that were catchy throughout, and the live action sequences mixed with animation were pretty cool. In the style of Fantasia and Dumbo it seems that the animators decided to do another scene while they were high, because there is a scene near the end where everything is abstract and has abrupt scene changes over and over. Joe Carioca and Panchito were both fun to watch and I learned a little bit about Mexican Christmas celebrations, but it's not a film I would want to rewatch.
February 26, 2019
I simply don't understand where this idea came from, how and why it got a green light. It's like a psychedelic dream, a dream sequence with all the silliness you expect from a Donald Duck Sunday morning cartoon. It has some live-action sequences masterfully merged with the hand-drawn animation. Disney's animated movies of the early era never disappoint, but this one is a fun but sometimes really boring musical extravaganza.
½ February 15, 2019
One of the most entertaining Disney trios from the Golden Age of animation, The Three Caballeros introduces an underrated Disney character with a lot of charm to him named Panchito. A character that fits perfectly with Donald and Jose. One of the first Disney films to use the mixing of live action and animation, it's a real treat to watch as it is much more impressive in comparison to the time period it was made in. What a film should manage to do is entice someone with its style and a distinctive setting. Since the film mixes live action with animation, it makes you want to jump in and dance with the main characters and the real humans they get involved with. The film could honestly be referred to as some kind of Mexican drug created by Salvador Dali. There are some surreal sequences that beautifully correspond to the kind of culture the film takes to its advantage. Sometimes the film can linger through both the dance sequences and the animation sequences involving the main characters. What's strange for me to say is that I feel the film would've been even better if it was a bit shorter, if they shortened out some of its sequences. Something they shouldn't shorten are those well-animated surreal sequences throughout the second half of the film. Along with some great singing moments, one sung by the great Aurora Miranda, that some will both have you tap your toes and calm you down. There's also a charming couple of animated sequences in the beginning with a penguin and a donkey. While nothing great, they compliment the film very well. And along with some great character animation on the three main characters, this is an underrated, musical, animated delight.

½ July 16, 2018
Although not the best film ever, I loved it. It has an exciting and very funny story, although it is not the best movie ever. I recommend.
½ June 28, 2018
The Three Caballeros trumps its predecessor owing to much more screen time between Donald and Jose and the introduction of another great character Panchito. Their scenes are hugely entertaining. It still has its fair share of problems including the first two slight segments, some overtly sexual scenes and the overabundance of live-action footage, but the animation is pretty good and surreal and the soundtrack is quite solid with the titular song being an unfortunately underrated, fun and wonderful Disney classic.
½ April 30, 2018
It resembles the creation of a hopelessly romantic artist in the throes of an LSD high. It's all over the place, but it's inspired.
March 18, 2018
Good movie. Better as a kid, though.
February 26, 2018
i love this movie. i'd watch it every day for the next 40 years.
½ January 29, 2018
The importance of this film to try and persuade Latin America from joining with the Axis can't be understated. Disney has done this for decades and will continue to do this so long as it benefits their share price. That being said, this movie was ahead of its time in combining animation with live action and proves, like it or not, Disney is always future thinking
½ February 19, 2017
Piů che un film d'animazione sembra un esperimento piuttosto mal riuscito, viste le animazioni mediocri e una storia vaga e non lineare. Non č riuscito a coinvolgermi neanche un momento e secondo me rimane uno dei peggiori della Disney di quegli anni.
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 2016
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 the last ten minutes, when it goes in Fantasia mode Latin style and freaks out in a mad and tedious psychedelia of colors and music.
½ November 8, 2016
Like "Saludos Amigos," this package piece consist of a series of loosely connected Latin American themed shorts that are as energetic and charming as they are slight.
August 12, 2016
Don't watch.
But in all seriousness it was pretty bad. From 15 minutes of Donald chasing around Mexican women to some uncomfortable animated/live-action sequences, The Three Caballeros lies right at the bottom of the Disney barrel. The movie offers some appealing spectacle and insight into Mexican/Brazilian culture but it's lost among its drawn out nonsense. Disney continues its government-issued reign of terror that is almost identical to its prequel Saludos Amigos, clearly trying too hard to please its Latin American audience, though Caballeros is worse because it's a half hour longer. From a Woody Woodpecker knock-off to some creepy visuals of singing heads in flowers, this movie is a bust.
August 1, 2016
This was the good film in the Disney Combo pack. Its Donald's birthday and his friend from Brazil sends him a birthday package. He gets a film about a Penguin who moves from Antarctica to someplace warm (very funny) and then the pops out to take him on a magical journey to Beria, Brasil. Not as good as the penguin story, but its cute and has some interesting Human/Cartoon interaction. Recommended.
½ July 27, 2016
Slightly better than Saludos Amigos! The animation is around the same quality as the old Disney cartoon shorts, but The Three Caballeros is a fun movie.
½ March 30, 2016
Una hermosa animación, una gran variedad de segmentos y técnicamente un logro, aunque el tercer acto las cosas se alocan perdiendo el hilo, aun así es una película excelente.
January 12, 2016
An underrated Disney cartoon with beautiful visuals
December 9, 2015
Far more entertaining than its older brother, Saludos Amigos, this exploration of Latin American culture is smarter for sporting a loose narrative and utilizing fun, new-ish characters to embody the cultures and personalities of specific regions. Gotta love the mixed, live-action/animated bits too! Could've used an actual ending though...
½ August 22, 2015
Marvelous Disney animation tied to an uneven storyline; one of the most 'psychedelic' of the Disney films with a good musical score that includes the Oscar-nominated song "You Belong to My Heart."
½ July 26, 2015
A bizarre creation by Walt Disney, The Three Caballeros is not the usual Disney classic, but nonetheless contains the same delight
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