Pedro
Studio: Disney Release Date : February 6, 1943
Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

A small plane has to face the perils of delivering the mail over the treacherous Chilean Andes.

Credits

Director

Hamilton S. "Ham" Luske

Animator

Hamilton S. "Ham" Luske
John Meador
Fred Moore
Vladimir "Bill" Tytla
Ward Kimball

Story

Bill Cottrell
Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer
Joe Grant

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Art Riley
Dick Anthony

Layout

Ken Anderson

Effects Animation

Joshua "Josh" Meador


Included in:

Saludos Amigos

Trivia

  • Released as part of the feature film "Saludos Amigos."

VHS

United States

Saludos Amigos

Germany

Drei Caballeros im Sambafieber
Saludos Amigos

Italy

Saludos Amigos

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 2
Celebrate with Mickey

DVD

United States

It's a Small World of Fun - Volume 2
Saludos Amigos

Germany

Saludos Amigos

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

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From Jerry Edwards :

One of the four shorts that comprise the short film Saludos Amigos. Pedro, a "child" airplane, is first shown drinking gasoline out of a nipple at the end of a gas pump hose. One day, when his dad is laid up with a terrible cold, it is up to Pedro to fly the mail over the treacherous Andes mountains. After several harrowing adventures, including running out of fuel, Pedro arrives home safely - to the delight of his worried mother and father. The mail pouch contains one mail item - a postcard that says (in Spanish), "Having a wonderful time, wish you were here." The narrator quips, "Well, the mail might have been important!"

The person whose name appeared on the address of the postcard was quite surprised to see his name - Jorge Delano - he was Walt Disney's interpreter and guide, and this was Walt's tribute to him.

This short is fun, but is not among my favorites.


From Baruch Weiss :

This is a good cartoon. It's the story of a baby airplane who is given a mission to deliver a sack of mail because his mom and dad have problems and can't make it, similar to the 1947 short Mail Dog.

From Billy Joe :

This is a known and worthy short. It is nicely done in my opinion. I wish I had more to say about it, but it's just a good Disney cartoon.

From K-Ci :

I have watched Pedro as a kid, probably around 1990. I liked it a lot and watched it at least 10 times. Now I'm going for my Pilot license! Woohoo!