Maven has found one way to get introduced to Rio
before watching Charlie Chan in Rio . . . a cute cartoon with Donald Duck finding a new friend in Jose Carioca in
Rio . . . and to the music of the Samba!
What better way then www.youtube.com than the description for the clip itself:
This amazing Disney classic
features Donald Duck visiting Copacabana Beach, in Brazil, along with his friend "Joe Carioca" (José Carioca / Zé Carioca
-- in Portuguese) who is a Brazilian character created by Walt Disney. José Carioca is a Disney cartoon character drawn as
an anthropomorphized parrot from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (thus "Carioca", a term which refers to a person born there).
And Carioca is the name of the nightclup tht Charlie goes with # 2 and the local chief of police!
The creation of a Brazilian
animated character during the Second World War was part of a strategy called "Good Neighbor Policy" headed by the United States
government to improve relations and gather support amongst its neighbor countries. It's worth seeing Donald having some fun
in Brazil, anyway... Enjoy"
|Donald Duck in "Blame It on the Samba" (1948)
|With Ethel Smith and the Dinning Sisters
Just for the heck of it
. . . and if you need help to stay warm! . . . how about a little Donald Duck in Blame it on the Samba (1948).
Is it the best Donald Duck cartoon that Maven can come up with? No, but it is cute and catchy, especially if you want
a cartoon to go with Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) . . . !
Another "international" cartoon . . . fun with Donald Duck AND Carmen Miranda in Brasil AND
Tico Tico no Fubá!
Sidney Toler: Charlie Chan
Mary Beth Hughes:
Joan Reynolds (also called Joannie)
Cobina Wright, Jr.: Grace Ellis
Ted North: Clark B. Denton (billed as Carlos
Victor Jory: Alfredo Marana (alias of Alfredo Cardosa)
Harold Huber: Delegado (Captain) of
Police Souto (billed as Chief Souto; also called Senhor Souto)
Sen Yung: Jimmy Chan
Richard Derr: Ken Reynolds
Dalya: Lola Dean (alias of Lola Wagner)
Kay Linaker: Helen Ashby (alias of Barbara Cardosa)
Truman Bradley: Paul
Hamilton MacFadden: Bill Kellogg
Leslie Denison: Rice
Iris Wong: Lili [Wong]
Eugene Borden: Armando
Ann Codee: Margo
*Courtesy of www.charliechan.info