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Panchito Pistoles
Background information
Feature films The Three Caballeros
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (cameo)
Mickey's House of Villains (cameo)
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
A Poem Is...
Minnie's Bow-Toons
Video games
Park attractions Mickey Mouse Revue
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
It's a Small World
Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Viva Navidad
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Ollie Johnston
Ward Kimball
Voice Joaquin Garay
Carlos Alazraqui
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González III
Other names Panchito
Personality Energetic, funny, fun-loving, loud, boisterous, flamboyant, raucous, enthusiastic, upbeat, lively, colorful, confident, musical, overwhelmingly positive
Appearance Slender Mexican rooster, red/brown feathers (white on the hands), red bolero jacket, gun belt, red charro pants, spurs, giant sombrero
Occupation Caballero
Alignment Good
Home Mexico
Relatives Miguel González (father)
Maria Morales (mother)
Junipero Morales (uncle)
José Morales (grandfather)
Sophia Morales (grandmother)
Romero (first cousin once removed)
Michelle Alaez (great-aunt)
Raquel Alaez Gonzalez (grandmother)
Roberto Gonzalez (grandfather)
Allies Donald Duck, José Carioca, Yaya, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Clara Cluck, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Clarabelle Cow
Likes Mexican culture, Latin music, dancing, chasing girls
Powers and abilities
Weapons 2 pistols, magic flying serape
Quote "Aaaay! Jalisco no te rajes!♪"
"Some fun, 'ey, kid?"
"We shout, 'Ay, caramba!' "

Panchito Pistoles is a trigger-happy Mexican rooster who first appeared in Disney's 1945 feature film The Three Caballeros. He was originally voiced by Joaquin Garay.


Panchito is a friend of Donald Duck and José Carioca. He lives in Mexico and rides on a horse called Señor Martinez. He had some appearances in Disney's House of Mouse. His first appearance in comics was a self-titled 1943 story in which he met and fell for Clara Cluck. A few months earlier he appeared in a text story titled "La Piñata".

Panchito's full name is Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González III. Panchito or Pancho, as well as Paco or Paquito are nicknames for Francisco, which is also his fifth name. The unusually large name is making fun of the fact that, in many Spanish speaking countries, people use two last names (which, in some cases, are composed of two or more words) and commonly has one or even more middle names, and in some cases, like Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez-Rulfo Vizcaíno's or María del Rosario Mercedes Laura Jennifer Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza's, they are pretty large. Quintero González is Panchito's last name; according to Spanish naming, Quintero would be his father's last name and González his mother's.

As there is no reference to his surname "Pistoles", some people assume that it is another nickname. The word "Pistoles" does not exist in Spanish, although "Pistolas" would mean guns, specifically handguns or pistols. Probably the -E in Pistoles was a phonetical adaptation to ease pronunciation for non-Spanish-speakers in the United States. His surname is likely Pistoles because he is seen with two handguns in some scenes of The Three Caballeros.



Panchito as drawn by Don Rosa.

Panchito is extremely boisterous and fun-loving. He enjoys chasing women, just like his best amigos Donald Duck and José Carioca, and always carries two revolvers and a magical flying serape. His personality suggests a stereotypical view of Hispanics as he portrays stereotypes of Hispanics since he chases women, is trigger-happy, wears a sombrero and is fasttalking.


Panchito is covered with red feathers, which turn white on his hands and upper arms. He normally wears red charro pants, a short bolero jacket, spurs, and a belt with holsters, all topped off with a giant sombrero.


The Three Caballeros

Panchito is first introduced when he bursts out of Donald Duck's final birthday present. Making a dazzling entrance, he presents Donald and José Carioca with sombreros to create The Three Caballeros. After performing a musical number, Panchito takes his new friends on his magical flying serape to tour Mexico, ending with a mock bull fight and a fireworks finale.


Panchito appeared in many comic book stories, most notably Don Rosa's The Three Caballeros Ride Again and The Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) Caballeros.

House of Mouse

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Panchito in House of Mouse.

Panchito appeared in the House of Mouse episode "The Three Caballeros", where he is asked to perform as part of the Three Caballeros. However, problems arise when Donald realizes that no one remembers that he is part of the group. To this end, Donald takes various measures meant to ensure that he isn't forgotten, such as changing his name and identity to The Duck Formerly Known As Donald. Finally, Mickey calls upon José and Panchito to solve the problem. The duo play their favorite brand of tricks on Donald, and he soon comes around.

In most later episodes, Panchito can be seen in certain crowd shots with José. He later appears again with José and Donald to perform another song, titled "My Name is Panchito", in the episode "Not So Goofy", revealing his full name - Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González III.

Minnie's Bow-Toons


Panchito in Minnie's Bow-toons

Panchito made a special appearance in the episode Fiesta Follies, where he was the host of a fiesta in Mexico, which happened to be visited by Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle.

Disney Parks

Panchito Pistoles Soundsational

Panchito in Mickey's Soundsational Parade at Disneyland.

Panchito appears as an extremely rare meet-and-greet character in the United States, but he can be found regularly at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

At Walt Disney World, Panchito's likeness is featured at Disney's All-Star Music Resort and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort (which also features a gift shop called Panchito's Gifts & Sundries).

Panchito can also be seen in the Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland versions of It's a Small World as a marionette.

Mickey Mouse Revue

Panchito joined Donald and José in the former animatronic show as a part of the caballeros.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Panchito appears in the Epcot boat ride along with Donald and José. In the ride, The Three Caballeros plan to perform a concert in Mexico City. When Donald goes missing, Panchito and José go on a search for their missing friend. After a wild tour through the sites of Mexico, the Caballeros are reunited just in time for their big show.

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

Panchito appears in the newest parade at Disneyland. José and Panchito join Donald as they dance along the parade with female dancers. Panchito carries a long stick for breaking pinatas.


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Characters: Donald Duck | Goofy | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Pedro | Mama Plane | Papa Plane | Aconcagua | Aracuan Bird | Burrito | Pablo and the Penguins | The Toy Bull | Flying Gauchito | Yaya

Segments: El Gaucho Goofy | Aquarela do Brasil | Pedro | Lake Titicaca | The Cold-Blooded Penguin | The Flying Gauchito | Baía | Los Posadas | Mexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and Acapulco | Donald's Surreal Reverie

Songs: The Three Caballeros | You Belong to My Heart | We Are The Three Caballeros | My Name is Panchito | Saludos Amigos

Deleted Concepts and Characters: The Laughing Gauchito | Caxanga | Cuban Carnival | The Hornero Bird | Blame It on the Samba | Aurora the Parrot | Miguelito Maracas

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Disney Parks: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros | Mickey Mouse Revue | Panchito Pistoles and José Carioca Costumes Through the Years

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