I always consider this film a pair with Saludos Amigos, which was the #50 film on my countdown. To me, they’re just throwaway films. It’s clear the company’s attention is elsewhere (making propaganda pieces for the war as well as cutting back on budgets because of it), and I’m just not a fan of anything South American. Never was. So to me, the two are not only linked, but pretty forgettable on the whole. This one at least has a plot (of sorts), and a pretty memorable song, so I can’t fault it that much. It’s just — not that interesting to me.
Again, this is one of those — it’s not the film’s fault, it’s just one of those by-default things that happens. The film just isn’t as good as other Disney films. It has all the reasons in the world not to be, but I can’t honestly say I enjoyed it past #49.