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The Aracuan Bird
Background information
Feature films The Three Caballeros
Melody Time
Television programs Mickey Mouse Works
House of Mouse
Video games World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Park attractions Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Jose Oliver (The Three Caballeros)
Pinto Colvig (original)
Frank Welker (current)
Performance model
Inspiration Daffy Duck
Woody Woodpecker
Yoyo Dodo from Porky in Wackyland and Dough for the Dodo
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names The Clown of the Jungle
Beckett (comics)
Personality Wacky, funny, annoying, clever, tricky
Appearance Slender hot pink bird, red hair, yellow beak, legs and feet, white shirt with a blue stripe.
Occupation Waiter at the House of Mouse
Home Brazil
Allies Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck
Enemies Donald Duck, Jose Carioca
Likes Goofing off (especially with Donald), playing tricks
Dislikes Leaving the House of Mouse
Powers and abilities Quick speed, 100% cleverness
Weapons His beak, various disguises

The Aracuan Bird is a wacky South American bird of undetermined type from The Three Caballeros and Melody Time. He later appeared in a few Donald Duck cartoons in which he drove Donald crazy. He was voiced by Pinto Colvig in the original films, and later by Frank Welker in Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse.



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.


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


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.


The Three Caballeros

His first appearance, the Aracuan is contractual in the "Aves Arras" film Donald receives in his birthday gifts. His clownish nature continues throughout the sequence after his introduction and advanced on when Donald and Jose 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 Jose 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 has a starring role in the episode "Donald and the Aracuan Bird", Mickey invites the bird to the club to do. Donald (thinking of his historical past with the Aracuan) is skeptical about the entire thing. Donald then tries to get rid of the bird and during its performance tries to dart him. Instead, Donald accidentally darts everyone in the club except the Aracuan. As the show ends the Aracuan 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 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.

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.


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  • Warren Spector, director of Epic Mickey, has stated the 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 colleague, 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.

Saludos Amigos/The Three Caballeros
Three caballeros poster
Media: Saludos Amigos | The Three Caballeros | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | House of Mouse

Characters: Donald Duck | Goofy | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Pedro | Aconcagua | Aracuan Bird | Burrito | Pablo | The Toy Bull | Flying Gauchito

Guest Stars: Walt Disney | Frank Thomas

Locations: South America | Mexico

Disney Parks: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Melody Time Logo

Media: Melody Time | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | House of Mouse

Shorts: Once Upon a Wintertime | Bumble Boogie | The Legend of Johnny Appleseed | Little Toot | Trees | Blame It on the Samba | Pecos Bill

Characters: Joe | Jenny | Johnny Appleseed | Johnny's Angel | Old Settler | Little Toot | Big Toot | Police tugboats | Whitey | Donald Duck | José Carioca | Aracuan Bird | Pecos Bill | Slue-Foot Sue | Widowmaker | Rustlers |

Locations: New York | Texas | South America

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