Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that it will release a pair of Academy Award-nominated, south-of-the-border animated movies on DVD for the first time. The Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos/Three Caballeros will hit disc on April 29, just in time for fans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Donald, Goofy and Walt Disney himself. Disney travels with some of his most famous animated characters to South America and Mexico to experience the music, beauty and excitement of Latin America.
In Saludos Amigos, Walt and his team of artists, musicians, writers and animators present four whimsical animated escapades as they travel to fun and exciting places spanning the Bolivian Andes to the Argentine pampas. The film earned three Academy Award nominations in 1943, including Best Musical Score, Best Sound and Best Original Song.
Donald takes a fantastic journey through colorful lands with his friends Joe Carioca and Panchito in The Three Caballeros. Featuring lighthearted dance sequences and lively music, this blend of live action and classic Disney animation received two Academy Award nominations for Best Musical Score and Best Sound Recording.
Bonus features on the DVD will include the featurette South of the Border with Disney, which invites viewers to tag along with Walt and friends on a tour of Latin America. Fans will also get an interview with Walt Disney and the Donald Duck cartoon shorts Don Donald and Contrary Condor. The release will carry a suggested retail price of $19.99.