Saludos Amigos is a 1942 American live-action animated package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the sixth Disney animated feature film and the first of the six package films produced by Walt Disney Productions in the 1940s. Set in Latin America, it is made up of four different segments, it features the first appearance of José Carioca, the Brazilian cigar-smoking parrot. Saludos Amigos premiered in Rio de Janeiro on August 24, 1942, it was released in the United States on February 6, 1943. Saludos Amigos was popular enough that Walt Disney decided to make another film about Latin America, The Three Caballeros, to be produced two years later. At 42 minutes, it is Disney's shortest animated feature to date. In early 1941, before U. S. entry into World War II, the United States Department of State commissioned a Disney goodwill tour of South America, intended to lead to a movie to be shown in the US, South America as part of the Good Neighbor Policy. This was being done because several Latin American governments had close ties with Nazi Germany, the US government wanted to counteract those ties.
Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters were popular in Latin America, Walt Disney acted as ambassador. The tour, facilitated by Nelson Rockefeller, appointed as Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, took Disney and a group of twenty composers, technicians, etc. from his studio to South America to Brazil and Argentina, but to Chile and Peru. The film itself was given federal loan guarantees, because the Disney studio had over-expanded just before European markets were closed to them by the war, because Disney was struggling with labor unrest at the time; the film included live-action documentary sequences featuring footage of modern Latin American cities with skyscrapers and fashionably dressed residents. This surprised many contemporary US viewers, who associated such images only with US and European cities, contributed to a changing impression of Latin America. Film historian Alfred Charles Richard Jr. has commented that Saludo Amigos "did more to cement a community of interest between peoples of the Americas in a few months than the State Department had in fifty years".
The film inspired Chilean cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger to create Condorito, one of Latin America's most ubiquitous cartoon characters. Ríos perceived that the character Pedro, a small, incapable airplane, was a slight to Chileans and created a comic that could rival Disney's comic characters; this film features four different segments, each of which begin with various clips of the Disney artists roaming the country, drawing cartoons of some of the local cultures and scenery. In this segment, American tourist Donald Duck visits Lake Titicaca and meets some of the locals, including an obstinate llama. Pedro involves the title character, a small anthropomorphic airplane from an airport near Santiago, engaging in his first flight to pick up air mail from Mendoza, with disastrous results occurring when near Aconcagua, again while chasing a vulture on the return journey, and to make matters worse, Pedro gets caught in a terrible storm! But, he makes it back to the airfield safe and sound with the mail, revealed to only be a single postcard.
This segment was released theatrically as an independent short, on May 13, 1955 by RKO Pictures. Disappointed with Pedro as the image that the outside world had of Chile, cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger started one of the most famous Latin American comic magazines: Condorito. In this segment, American cowboy Goofy gets taken mysteriously to the Argentinian pampas to learn the ways of the native gaucho; this segment was edited for the film's Gold Classic Collection VHS/DVD release to remove one scene in which Goofy is shown smoking a cigarette. This edit appears again on the Classic Caballeros Collection DVD; this sequence has since been restored. The unedited version is available as a bonus feature on the Walt & El Grupo DVD release. Aquarela do Brasil, the finale of the film, involves a brand-new character, José Carioca from Rio de Janeiro, showing Donald Duck around South America, having a drink of cachaça with him and introducing him to the samba. Lee Blair – Himself Mary Blair – Herself Pinto Colvig – Goofy Walt Disney – Himself Norman Ferguson – Himself Frank Graham – Himself Clarence Nash – Donald Duck José Oliveira – José Carioca Fred Shields – Narrator Frank Thomas – Himself Stuart Buchanan – Flight attendant The film's original score was composed by Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, Charles Wolcott.
The title song, "Saludos Amigos", was written for the film by Ned Washington. The film featured the song "Aquarela do Brasil", written by the popular Brazilian songwriter Ary Barroso and performed by Aloísio de Oliveira, an instrumental version of "Tico-Tico no Fubá", written by Zequinha de Abreu. "Aquarela do Brasil" was written and first performed in 1939, but did not achieve much initial success. However, after appearing in this film it became an international hit, becoming the first Brazilian song to be played over a million times on American radio; the film's soundtrack was first released by Decca Records in 1944 as a collection of three 78rpm singles. Side 1: "Saludos Amigos" b/w Sid
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is a 2001 American direct-to-video animated film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, with the animation production being done at Toon City Animation in Manila, Philippines. It is the first of two direct-to-video films spin off from the Disney Channel animated television series Disney's House of Mouse; the events of the film take place during the second season of Disney's House of Mouse. After a successful Christmas Eve show, Mickey wishes the guests a safe trip home. However, Goofy points out that they and the guests cannot leave the House of Mouse as a snowstorm has blocked up all the exits; the guests are worried, but Mickey decides to hold a free-of-charge Christmas party for them until the storm lets up. Donald isn't feeling the Christmas spirit. So Mickey and Minnie play different Christmas cartoons to get him in the spirit; the cartoons they show include Donald trying to ice-skate and destroying snowmen Huey and Louie are building in a competition, Pluto trying to get Chip and Dale out of Mickey's x-mas tree, the Mickey version of the Nutcracker, along with Ludwig Von Drake's "The Science of Santa", Mickey decorating his house in blinding lights that can be seen outside of town, interviews about what everyone wants for Christmas or feels grateful for.
After all this, including villains like Jafar, are happy that everyone is enjoying Christmas. However, the crowd's mood sours when Donald yells "hum bug!" to when Mickey asks if he's feeling the Christmas spirit. Mickey heads to the roof, where he tells Jiminy Cricket that all he wanted was for his friend to enjoy Christmas. Mickey does so and the star falls into his hands. Mickey returns to Donald. Donald does so becoming jolly; the star magically begins redecorating the club, turning the reefs golden and giving the Magic Mirror a Santa hat, while turning Jafar's staff into a candy cane. Various languages saying Merry Christmas appear on the television as Mickey announces one last cartoon before a carol. After Mickey's Christmas Carol, everyone gathers on the stage, singing "The Best Christmas of All". Mickey wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Donald on Ice Pluto's Christmas Tree The Nutcracker Mickey's Christmas Carol In addition, certain pieces of animation in the House segments are recycled the series episodes "Clarabelle's Christmas List", "Pete's Christmas Caper", "House of Turkey" and "Mickey vs. Shelby".
Clips from the Mickey Mouse Works short "Mickey's Christmas Chaos" are played at one point. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse at The Big Cartoon DataBase Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse on IMDb
Donald's Quack Attack
For the video game, see Donald Duck: Goin' QuackersDonald's Quack Attack is an American television series which ran on The Disney Channel and was rerun on Toon Disney. It premiered on November 1992, along with Mickey's Mouse Tracks, on The Disney Channel, it featured Disney animated short films those with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy. Each episode lasted about 22–28 minutes, leaving some time for commercials.. A similar Mickey Mouse version was called Mickey's Mouse Tracks, unlike Mouse Tracks, Quack Attack was run with a manic energy. In between the cartoon shorts, a screen would appear with a random background color With a clip in the corner from a random Donald Duck cartoon. There was a thermometer with Donald's head on the bottom; when the clip showed Donald getting angry, the head on the thermometer would go up and make a dinging sound. This was called the "Quack Attack Meter." This 10-25 second clip would appear 2 to 4 times per show, depending on. The credits for the show did not name anyone.
Instead, it stated, "The cartoons in this program are the work of the animators from THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY over the past 60 years." When the show premiered in 1992, it was meant to replace Donald Duck Presents. It was not possible to know what episode was going to be shown on any given day, but the show did feature showings of some shorts that do not show up on The Ink and Paint Club along with some shorts made by the Fleischer brothers, clips from the animated features, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp. Donald's Quack Attack aired on The Disney Channel from 1992 to 2000, on Toon Disney from 1998 to December 2002. From April 2001 to December 2002, Quack Attack aired weekdays at 5 a.m. and every night at midnight. When Quack Attack aired on Toon Disney, there were short commercial breaks in between each cartoon, unlike the airings on The Disney Channel. On some episodes, the first cartoon was cut from the episode to make room for commercial breaks. NOTE: Disney never released an official episode list of this show.
This is a list of the episodes that are known. If you have seen an episode, not on this list, please add it. Disney Channel Toon Disney Family Disney Channel Toon Disney Disney Channel Toon Disney Rai Due Disney Channel Toon Disney RCTI Channel One Disney Channel Donald's Quack Attack episode guide at The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth Disney animated feature film, it is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, illustrated by Helen Durney for the prototype of a novelty toy; the main character is Jumbo Jr. a semi-anthropomorphic elephant, cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo", as in "dumb". He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants. Dumbo was released on October 23, 1941. At 64 minutes, it is one of Disney's shortest animated features. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice was synthesized using the Sonovox system, but it, was recorded using the RCA System. In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant".
A live-action adaptation of the film directed by Tim Burton was released on March 29, 2019. A flock of storks delivers babies while circus animals are being transported by train from their "Winter Quarters". Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby, soon made fun of by the other elephants because of his large ears, they nickname him "Dumbo"; when a storm comes, the elephants help set up the circus tents. Afterward, they have a parade through town. However, Dumbo ends up in a muddy puddle, so Mrs. Jumbo has to wash him; when a group of boys torment Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo responds by attacking one of the boys and losing her temper in the confusion. Mrs. Jumbo is deemed mad and tossed into a cage. Dumbo is shunned by the other elephants, with no parent to care for him, he is now alone. Timothy Q. Mouse, who feels sympathy for Dumbo and becomes determined to help regain his spirits, appoints himself as Dumbo's mentor and protector. After being secretly encouraged by Timothy, the circus director makes Dumbo the top of an elephant pyramid stunt.
The performance goes awry as Dumbo trips over his ears and misses his target, causing the other elephants to suffer various injuries, bring down the big top. Dumbo is made into a clown as a result having the other elephants deem him no longer one of them, plays the main role in an act that involves him falling into a vat of pie filling. Despite his newfound popularity and fame, Dumbo dislikes this job, is now more miserable than ever. To cheer Dumbo up, Timothy takes him to visit his mother; as a result and Timothy both become drunk, see hallucinations of pink elephants. The next morning and Timothy wake up in a tree, but soon fall into a lake. With the help from a group of crows, Timothy is able to get Dumbo to fly again, using a psychological trick of a "magic feather" to boost his confidence. Back at the circus, Dumbo performs the same stunt, which involves jumping from a high building. On the way down, Dumbo loses the feather. Dumbo is able to pull out of the dive and flies around the circus striking back at his tormentors as a stunned audience looks on in amazement.
After this performance, Dumbo becomes a media sensation, Timothy becomes his manager, Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo are given a private car on the circus train; the voice actors are uncredited for their roles in the film. The title character is Dumbo, the nickname given to Jumbo Jr, he is an elephant who has huge ears and is able to use them to fly, carrying what he thinks of as a magic feather. Like Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gideon in Pinocchio, Tootles in Peter Pan, Dumbo does not have any spoken dialogue. Edward Brophy as Timothy Q. Mouse, an anthropomorphic mouse who becomes the only friend of Dumbo after his mother is locked up and does his best to make Dumbo happy again, he teaches Dumbo how to become the "ninth wonder of the universe", the only flying elephant in the world. He is never mentioned by name in the film, but his signature can be read on the contract in a newspaper photograph at the finale. Verna Felton as Elephant Matriarch, the well-meaning but pompous leader of the elephants, cold toward Dumbo.
Felton voices Mrs. Jumbo, Dumbo's mother, who speaks only once in the film to give Dumbo's name. Cliff Edwards as Jim Crow, the leader of a group of crows. Though he teases Dumbo about his big ears and ridicules Timothy's idea that Dumbo can fly, he hears Dumbo's tragic history and becomes determined to help Dumbo fly for real. Herman Bing as The Ringmaster, who though not evil, is a strict and arrogant man; the Ringmaster appears as a villain in the video game Disney's Villains' Revenge. Margaret Wright as Casey Junior, the sentient 2-4-0 tender locomotive hauling the circus train. Sterling Holloway as Mr. Stork The Hall Johnson Choir as Crow Chorus The King's Men as Roustabout Chorus Noreen Gammill as Elephant Catty Dorothy Scott as Elephant Giddy Sarah Selby as Elephant Prissy Malcolm Hutton as Skinny Billy Bletcher as Clown John McLeish as the narrator Dumbo is based upon a children's story written by Helen Aberson-Mayer and Harold Pearl, with illustrations by Helen
Disney's House of Mouse
Disney's House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, that aired for three seasons from 13 January 2001, to its finale on 24 October 2003. The show focuses on Mickey Mouse and his friends running a cartoon theater dinner club in the fictional Toontown, catering to many characters from Disney cartoons and animated movies while showcasing a variety of their cartoon shorts; the animated series is a spin off of the popular short-lived Disney series Mickey Mouse Works, featured many Mouse Works shorts as well as selection of brand new shorts. During its time, the animated series held two nominations for awards, while select cast members won two awards for their performances as characters in House of Mouse; the series featured two special films - Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey's House of Villains - along with an all night marathon of the House of Mouse, aired on Toon Disney in September 2002 under the title "Night of 1000 Toons".
The basic premise of the show focuses on Mickey Mouse and his friends operating a dinner theater club in downtown Toontown. Considered a popular venue by the residents, the club is frequented by a host of character from Disney animated properties - every character from cartoons and films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios are featured in the episodes, with the exception of those made after 2001-2003; such characters appear as guests, with a few voiced in episodes depending on the scripts provided to voice actors, while a number sometimes operate as performers for the club. The show is notable for including many obscure and otherwise used Disney characters with speaking parts for the first time. Notably, Li'l Bad Wolf and April and June, who had appeared often in Disney comic books but never before in an animated cartoon made their animated debuts on House of Mouse; the show featured some cameos by characters created for other television cartoons and theme park attractions, but these appearances were few and far between.
Each episode focuses on a story involving Mickey and his associates facing an issue during an evening's operation of the club, focuses on them trying to overcome it - the most common plot tended to them dealing with a serious problem caused by Pete in his attempts to shut down the club and use it for his own gains. These stories involving farcical mishaps, tended to act as a wraparound for the cartoon shorts played in between scenes, the theme of the story contributing towards the story-lines of the cartoon shorts shown in the episode. Cartoon shorts played in episodes focused on elements from classic theatrical cartoons of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, though most were reruns from Mickey Mouse Works, featured a simple story; some stories were set to a specific theme for a specific character, but with differing scenarios - for example, some cartoons focused the same theme of Mickey seeking to rescue Minnie from Pete against different obstacles, while another set focused on the theme of Pluto attempting to get Mickey his paper and facing different problems doing so.
Mickey Mouse: Mickey operates the club as general manager and co-owner, but leaves the club's management to his friends. His main role in the club is hosting the evening's entertainment as its showbiz superstar. Minnie Mouse: Minnie operates as the club's show planner and bookkeeper, is responsible for the club's day-to-day administration, her performance at keeping the club running well makes her a pillar of support in times of crisis in keeping Mickey calm when he panics over a situation. Donald Duck: Donald operates as the club's deputy manager, responsible for the overall customer service at the club and tending to the needs of VIP guests. Although a co-owner in the club, he is envious of Mickey's fame and position and tends to want to run the club himself, though his efforts are thwarted by his conscience preventing him betraying his friendship with Mickey. Daisy Duck: Daisy operates as the reservation clerk for the club. Goofy: Goofy operates as the head waiter, managing the club's restaurant operations with his usual accident-prone yet genial manner of work.
Despite this difficulty, Goofy manages to ensure guests receive their meals without issues. Pluto: Pluto operates as both the club's mascot, as a personal assistant to both Mickey and Minnie. Horace Horsecollar: Horace operates as the club's technical engineer, in charge of the lighting and video players. A recurring gag in the animated series is his habit of doing as told and hitting his equipment to get them working, a tendency to state about what is wrong in general life, rather than on something that just happened when asked. Clarabelle Cow: Clarabelle operates as the club's gossip monger with her own show and spreading rumours about characters all over Toontown, although her gossip tends to cause problems as a result. Max Goof: Max operates as the club's valet parking attendant, he tends to enjoy his work, though a number of episodes feature stories about him debating over things he witnesses or wishes to enjoy. Huey and Louie: Huey and Louie operate as the club's house band. Throughout the course of the animated series' run, the trio operated under different names and genres of music, parodying noted music bands of the time - "The Quackstreet Boys", "Quackwork", "Kid Duck" and "The Splashing Pumpkins".
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