17 April 2012
I cannot say that this film quite delivered on its promises of gayness (gaiety?), but Saludos Amigos was a cute little South-American tourism film, its animation is beautiful, and I was also stunned to note that not only were almost all the Spanish words pronounced correctly, but the narrator referred to the Andes as "the tallest mountains in America". Such a construction would be unthinkable in 2012, since for so many USAmericans these days, the word America has come to mean only the United States. I found the whole thing rather pleasant, and confess myself slightly disappointed when it was over after a running time of only forty-two minutes.