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The Flying Gauchito is an animated short of the segment of The Three Caballeros. It was reissued as a stand-alone short on July 25, 1955.

Synopsis

Set in the Pampas of South America, a little gaucho prepares to go hunting all alone. Attempting to hunt for condors in the mountains, the gaucho then discovers a nearby nest in the tallest mountains. All he found was an unusual winged burro in which he thought it was a condor. Gauchito then prepares to capture the flying burro but it manages to escape. Unhappy for his unsuccessful plan in capturing the burro, he tries to distract him into eating his hat to trick him until he jumps on him to ride on the burro like a cowboy. After riding on it, Gauchito decides to train the little burro as he planned to win thousands of pesos to be rich. By training him, the little burro learned new tricks and became best friends with Gauchito.

The next day, Gauchito and his tamed burro watch a festival of gauchos in which Gauchito started thinking of something bigger to become richer. Gauchito started thinking he would win 1,000 pesos for winning a racing competition. Attending the great race, Gauchito whispers to Burrito's ears to remember the abilities he used when he rode on him and trained him. As the race begins, Gauchito is left behind while the other gauchos are competing for the grand prize as Gauchito grabs his knife that he packed and cuts the rope in order for Burrito, the winged burro, to use his wings in order for him to fly. Upon riding on him, Burrito flies in a very fast speed, passes the other gauchos, and wins the race. Upon winning the bag of pesos, Burrito flies away with Gauchito holding his leash, not taking the prize with him after the race, ending the segment.

Characters

Trivia

  • The Flying Gauchito was originally planned for inclusion in Saludos Amigos, but was shelved in favor of El Gaucho Goofy serving as Argentina's representation in the film.
  • A sequel short, The Laughing Gauchito, was briefly in production before being cancelled. A reconstruction was featured on the Laserdisc release of The Three Caballeros.

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Disney Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros Logos
Media
Saludos Amigos (video) • The Three Caballeros (video) • Walt Disney anthology seriesHouse of MouseSouth of the Border with DisneyWalt & El GrupoLegend of the Three Caballeros

Books: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosSouth 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 GauchitoBaíaLas 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 EasterLet's Party Gras!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItSoryo Kobu
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 BirdBurritoPabloPenguinsThe Toy BullFlying GauchitoYaya

Guest Stars: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleHumphrey the BearClinton CootDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltKing ArthurMerlin

Episodes
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Songs
The Three CaballerosYou Belong to My HeartWe Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoSaludos AmigosMoai VacationGoblin JailDraw the Line
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas