Trivia / Saludos Amigos

  • This is by far the shortest Disney Animated Feature, being less than 45 minutes long. It should have been a bit longer, though—a live-action segment about a Brazilian zoo, followed by the cartoon Pluto and the Armadillo (which was not finished in time for the theatrical release, and eventually released separately a few years later), were planned for inclusion but ultimately cut; they would have made the film one hour long.
  • The Danza: José's voice actor is named José Oliveira.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: For decades, this movie seemed hard to find, especially compared to The Three Caballeros. While Caballeros made its VHS debut in 1982, as one of the first package films Walt Disney Home Video put out, Saludos Amigos remained legally unavailable until 1995, when it and Caballeros joined Disney's Exclusive Archive Collection LaserDisc line. Since then, it didn't receive a wider release until the censored 2000 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection DVD and VHS, and the uncensored version had to wait 10 more years for its DVD debut - finally appearing as a bonus feature for the documentary Walt & El Grupo.
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