Time and Place of Saludos Amigos

12th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Saludos Amigos

There isn’t much to explain here; the film explains itself. The four segments take place in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia; Chile (and the Aconcagua mountain, Argentina); the Argentine Pampas; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the film is based off of the Disney crew’s trip around Latin America, I place the film’s time as contemporary with […] Read More

Source Material of Saludos Amigos

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This is the first film in the series that is truly original. The source material comes from the Disney crew’s ideas as they toured Latin America. The inspiration for the different shorts is explained in the live-action documentary style segments. Amazon.com Widgets Read More

Saludos Amigos’ Significance

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Saludos Amigos received Academy Award nominations for Best Sound, Best Original Score, and Best Song, though it didn’t win any of them. While the film was very popular in Latin American countries (apparently one woman in Brazil screamed incessantly for an encore until they finally had to stop a different film and begin Saludos Amigos […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Saludos Amigos

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Saludos Amigos simply means “Hello Friends.” There aren’t very many characters to explore the meaning of their names, and some have names with English equivalents, but otherwise are of no significance (such as Pedro, which means Peter). The origin of the name Titicaca is unknown, though some have translated it as “Rock Puma,” because the […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Saludos Amigos

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1. Horses can stand on two feet for a photo shoot. 2. Playing the flute forces a llama’s body to react against its own will. 3. You should send your child on a treacherous flight across the Andes if you can’t go because of high “oil” pressure. 4. Playing a video in slow motion doesn’t […] Read More

My Take on Saludos Amigos

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Character I identify with: Donald Duck – Well, he is a tourist. And quite frankly, I’m not from any of those countries. I haven’t even been to any of them. Element I wish would have been elaborated: The culture. Having spent several years in a Latin American country, I tend to be partial to their […] Read More

Disney Crosses with Politics: Review of Saludos Amigos

4th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Disney Crosses with Politics: Review of Saludos Amigos

This was the first film in the series that I hadn’t previously seen, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I understood from reading around that it was going to have several clips rather than a single coherent plot, which helped prepare me a bit. I wasn’t expecting a narrator explaining things in a touristy […] Read More