Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Walt Disney's love letter to '40s Latin America.

G 1943 113 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 8+

Dated Cultural Depictions, but Still a Classic.

*NOTE* If you decide to stream these films on Disney+, a “content warning” screen will be displayed for 15 seconds to inform the viewer that the cultures mentioned aren’t always treated with the greatest respect. Please use discretion with young children if you are teaching them about cultural diversity. I have personally grown up with these films, enjoyed the animation and music, but I will say that the portrayals of Chilean, Brazillian, Argentinian, Peruvian and Mexican peoples and their cultures are heavily dated and shouldn’t be taken at face value. Donald is still his loveably grumpy self; plenty of hilarious tantrums throughout! However, he does do more than his fair share of hitting on women (“Oh boy! Hot Stuff!” “Hiya, Toots!”), especially during the “Baia” and “Finale” scenes in 3 Caballeros. Here, his reactions are (ahem) energetic (as this was a subtle way at the time to show the audience his arousal once he meets pretty ladies). Aside from this, the music is splendidly composed, and animation is top-notch. Everyone will get a kick out of seeing the animated characters dancing and singing with live action performers. ¡Viva la Fiesta!

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age 5+

I remember seeing it and owning it on VHS but I can't remember anything else...

This cartoon is forgettable. I remember seeing it multiple times as a child owning both of them on VHS tapes growing up in the 90's and watching them multiple times until around 2002 when I upgraded to a DVD player and ditched most of the VHS collection and I cannot remember anything at all about either of them. I even had to watch them in highschool in Spanish language for Spanish class and I still remember nothing about it other than it seems to be a fact that "twirking" has existed in cartoons years before the term came into popular usage and long before people started complaining about it...

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