Reviews of “Saludos Amigos” (1942) and related work

“Saludos Amigos” (1942Moving picture, 42 minutes)

Seen in 2017.

References here: “Health for the Americas: The Unseen Enemy” (1945), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), Brazil (1985).

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The Three Caballeros (1944Moving picture, 71 minutes)

Seen in 2017.

A loosely structured mixed-media sketch comedy and musical. There are some enjoyable scenes, particularly the intro to Baía, which starts out as beautiful multi-plane landscapes and then segues into an animated form of pictures in coloured thread on black cloth. Shortly thereafter, the live-action segments begin, Donald Duck is sexually aroused and the idea of telling any kind of story, or showing pretty pictures, goes out the window.

References here: “Health for the Americas: The Unseen Enemy” (1945), “The Martins and the Coys” (1946), “Clown of the Jungle” (1947), “Blame It on the Samba” (1948), Brazil (1985), Coco (2017).

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