Saludos Amigos (1943): Disney Good Will Musical

This Walt Disney feature, directed only 41 minute long, was nominated for three Oscars.

The movie consists of four animated sequences, introduced by live action footage from a good will tour.

The tale opens with live-action footage of Disney and his staff heading off to South America to glean material for a new cartoon project. The plot then segues into the misadventures of American tourist Donald Duck at Lake Titicaca, among other sequences.


Oscar Nominations: 3

Sound Recording: C.O. Skyfield

Song: “Saludos Amigos,” music by Charles Wolcott, lyrics by Ned Washington

Scoring of Musical: Edward H. Plumb, Paul Smith

 Oscar Awards: None

 Oscar Context:

 The Sound Oscar went to Stephen Dunne for This Land Is Mine.

The Best Song was “You’ll Never Know” by Harry Warren and Matt Gordon from the movie Hello, Frisco, Hello.

The Scoring Oscar was given to Ray Hindorf for This Is the Army.



Rating: G

Directed by Wilfred Jackson and Jack Kinney

Released: February 6, 1943

DVD: May 2, 2000