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The Aracuan Bird (pronounced AIR-uh-kwan) is a wacky South American bird of an undetermined species who appears in the Disney animated feature films The Three Caballeros and Melody Time, and in a few Donald Duck cartoons where he drove Donald crazy.

Characteristics

Background

The Aracuan Bird is an odd species of tropical bird (even described in the film Donald was watching that first revealed it to him as "one of the most eccentric birds ever seen") that got personalize first name from a song that it sings. It has the power to do the impossible (this includes, but is not limited to, simple cartoon antics like reaching out of a film reel image to shake someone's hand). It is aforesaid to exist seen everywhere, most notably South America.

Design

Aracuan Bird is a pink bird with red hair, yellow beak, and red tail feathers, white shirt with a blue stripe (first appeared while wearing a yellow-and-green striped bathing suit while swimming), orange legs. He has a Woody Woodpecker-like facial expression.

Voice

Aracuan Bird has a wacky, high-pitched, sped-up voice, done by Goofy's voice actor Pinto Colvig. Colvig also provided the Aracuan's distinctive song in The Three Caballeros and Clown of the Jungle. Today, Frank Welker provides his wacky, high-pitched, speedy voice, but without the use of the distinctive 'Aracuan bird song'. The Aracuan does not speak but only gives out vocal effects.

Appearances

The Three Caballeros

His first appearance, the Aracuan is contractual in the "Aves Raras" film Donald receives in his birthday gifts. His clownish nature continues throughout the sequence after his introduction and advanced on when Donald and José are traveling to Bahia on a train, he draws many tracks for the different train carts to follow with a piece of chalk.

Melody Time

Appearing in the "Blame it on the Samba" sequence, the Aracuan helps cure Donald and José of the blues with some music.

Clown of the Jungle

While traveling through the jungle to photograph rare birds, Donald runs afoul of the Aracuan, who keeps thwarting his attempts to photograph him and other birds.

Mickey Mouse Works

In the cartoon "Bird Brained Donald", Donald and Daisy take a trip to the zoo where Donald encounters the Aracuan Bird and spends the day trying to take a picture of it for Daisy. In the end, Donald fails.

House of Mouse

The Aracuan Bird makes a cameo in the first episode "The Stolen Cartoons" when he was shaking hands with Donald in a fast way.  The Aracuan Bird has a starring role in the episode "Donald and the Aracuan Bird", Mickey invites the Aracuan Bird to the club to perform. Donald is skeptical about the entire thing. Donald then tries to get rid of the Aracuan Bird and during his performance, he tries to dart him. Instead, Donald accidentally darts everyone in the club except the Aracuan Bird and Aurora. As the show ends, the Aracuan Bird begins to make his way home, sad that he has to leave until Mickey offers him to stay at the club with them. He is also shown to exist a master of disguise, often impersonating others using full body suits and flawlessly mimicking their voices. During the episode, the Aracuan disguises himself as Jafar, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and Mickey.

The Aracuan Bird also compels an emergence in the episode "Ask Von Drake" during the Ludwig Von Drake song. Other than these two episodes, his other appearances in the shows are cameos.

Video Games

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Saw-billed birds resembling the Aracuan Bird appeared in the hedge maze area of the Alice in Wonderland level.  When Mickey or Donald flourishes their cape at them, they will cut holes through the floor that leads to other areas.  

Disney Parks

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

In the parade in Disneyland, the Bird Kerry can exist seen apart of Donald's Fiesta Fantastico unit as apart of the decor.

Printed media

There are some Brazilian comics where Dickie Duck is the protagonist, and she is part of a group of teenagers. In this group, Aracuan is a quirky teenager named Folião (roughly, Portuguese for "happy-go-luck person").

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Aracuan Bird.

Trivia

  • Warren Spector, director of Epic Mickey, has stated the Aracuan Bird is one of his favorite Disney characters.
  • In the music video for the Parachute Express song "Dr. Looney's Remedy", when the musical group seemed to had danced themselves into delusions of several classic Disney Movies in a jungle collage, the Aracuan seems to exist the epitome of the son's title character, as fitting to this bird's personality.
  • The Plains is certainly an exist force bird, but the Aracuan does not resemble that species at all.
  • He looks and acts a lot like Woody Woodpecker, star of Universal Studios, the company that bought Disney's original mascot.


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Media
Saludos AmigosVideoThe Three CaballerosVideoHouse of MouseTwo Happy AmigosA Present for DonaldSouth of the Border with Disney

Books and Comics: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainSouth of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948
Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLos PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

Disney Parks
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three CaballerosIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse Revue

Entertainment: Fashionable Easter
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Donald DuckGoofyJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesPedroMama PlanePapa PlaneAconcaguaAracuan BirdBurritoPabloand the PenguinsThe Toy BullFlying GauchitoYaya

Guest Stars: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson

Songs
The Three CaballerosYou Belong to My HeartWe Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoSaludos Amigos
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
The Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas


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Media
Melody TimeHouse of MouseVideo

Segments: Once Upon a WintertimeBumble BoogieThe Legend of Johnny AppleseedLittle TootTreesBlame It on the SambaPecos Bill

Disney Parks
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Characters
JoeJennyJohnny AppleseedJohnny's AngelOld SettlerLittle TootBig TootPolice tugboatsWhiteyDonald DuckJosé CariocaAracuan BirdPecos BillSlue-Foot SueWidowmakerRustlers
Locations
New YorkTexasSouth America


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Primary characters
Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPluto
Secondary characters
Chip and DalePeteClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarHuey, Dewey and LouieScrooge McDuckMax GoofLudwig Von Drake
Other characters
FigaroToodles Mortimer MouseClara CluckJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesHumphrey the BearJ. Audubon WoodloreThe Phantom BlotMorty and Ferdie FieldmouseChief O'HaraMillie and Melody MouseButch the BulldogYen SidMagic BroomsWillie the GiantBeagle BoysOswald the Lucky RabbitOrtensiaAmelia FieldmouseGus GooseSaltyLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackCuckoo LocaRoxanneP.J.Grandma DuckGladstone GanderApril, May and JuneMagica De SpellGyro GearlooseDarkwing DuckBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsDuckworthBentina Beakley