Tuesday, August 24, 2010
August 24: Hello Friends
"Lake Titicaca" (which is a real body of water on the border of Peru and Bolivia) features American tourist Donald Duck. In this segment Donald meets some of the local inhabitants - including a llama.
"Pedro," is the story of a baby airplane from Chile who takes his first flight in order to deliver mail.
"Aquarela do Brasil" features a parrot named José Carioca who teaches Donald Duck how to dance the samba.
The final segment "El Gaucho Goofy" shows American cowboy Goofy learning to become a true South American.
Running at only 42 minutes, Saludos Amigos was the first Disney feature to world premiere outside of the U.S. as American audiences didn't get to see the film until February 1943.
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