The Three Caballeros

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 17


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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 adventures of Donald Duck as he meets two Latin birds--Jose Carioca and Panchito,--and the three head down to Rio. The film doesn't have a concrete story, choosing to follow the three animated birds through Latin America, as they sing a number of songs, get into trouble and have a number of very amusing experiences. Filled with achingly funny jokes, good music, and stunning, ground-breaking animation, The Three Caballeros remains extremely entertaining decades after its release. It is one of Disney's unacknowledged classics.


Critic Reviews for The Three Caballeros

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Audience Reviews for The Three Caballeros

  • Jul 20, 2013
    I can understand why this film is so popular among Donald Duck fans. It really is him at his best, just being hilariously silly and nearly impossible to understand. The entire film is basically a Latin American fun house that never fails to grab your attention and its really good to see a film like this where no one really cares and just has fun with it. If this was released today, it would get hammered due to unreasonable accusations of stereotypes. So its good we get to see it stand the test of time for when it was made.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2012
    Disney Movie #13: The Three Caballeros The Three Caballeros is colorful, funny and completely random at times but that's what makes it a classic. The Three Caballeros are great together, each one contrasting the others. It's definitely the most energetic and fast paced out of all the Fantasia Era films. The Three Caballeros, in my opinion, is one of the best, if not the best, Disney Fantasia Era film.
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2011
    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 Disney's most unique, daring, educational, and enjoyable films. It holds a neat collection of Spanish musical numbers and interesting portrayals of real-life people and scenery. It also adds to the experience with the usage of guns, cigars, scantly-clad women, and curse words. These aspects of the film would never be allowed in a children's cartoon in the modern day. Ultimately, the film is upbeat, funny, and quite informative in its own special way.
    Suneel J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2011
    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 hard to give this era of films a long thorough review because when it comes down to it some shorts were fun and others weren't. Next up: Make Mine... hmm third word that begins with M what could it possibly be.
    DOCTOR P Super Reviewer

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