Poster

Pedro

from "Saludos Amigos"

Release Date : February 6, 1943

Synopsis

A small plane has to face the perils of delivering the mail over the treacherous Chilean Andes.

Characters

Pedro
Mama Plane
Papa Plane

Credits

Director
Hamilton Luske
Animation
Hamilton Luske
John Meador
Fred Moore
Bill Tytla
Ward Kimball

Video

United States
Saludos Amigos
Germany
Saludos Amigos
Drei Caballeros im Sambafieber
Italy
Saludos Amigos

DVD

United States
It's a Small World of Fun Volume 2
Saludos Amigos
Germany
Saludos Amigos

Original Animator's Drafts


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

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Page 11

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : One of the four shorts that comprise the short film Saludos Amigos. Pedro, a "child" airplane, is first shown drinking gasoline out of a nipple at the end of a gas pump hose. One day, when his dad is laid up with a terrible cold, it is up to Pedro to fly the mail over the treacherous Andes mountains. After several harrowing adventures, including running out of fuel, Pedro arrives home safely - to the delight of his worried mother and father. The mail pouch contains one mail item - a postcard that says (in Spanish), "Having a wonderful time, wish you were here." The narrator quips, "Well, the mail might have been important!"

The person whose name appeared on the address of the postcard was quite surprised to see his name - Jorge Delano - he was Walt Disney's interpreter and guide, and this was Walt's tribute to him.

This short is fun, but is not among my favorites.


From Baruch Weiss : This is a good cartoon. It's the story of a baby airplane who is given a mission to deliver a sack of mail because his mom and dad have problems and can't make it, similar to the 1947 short Mail Dog.
From Billy Joe : This is a known and worthy short. It is nicely done in my opinion. I wish I had more to say about it, but it's just a good Disney cartoon.
From K-Ci : I have watched Pedro as a kid, probably around 1990. I liked it a lot and watched it at least 10 times. Now I'm going for my Pilot license! Woohoo!