The Three Caballeros was the second feature that came form the studios' trip to South America.
For this film, there was a special group that travelled to Mexico to get references for the Pancho Pistoles.
The Three Caballeros is made up of three different segments, or short films, but this time the animated characters interact with live action actors, a technique that would be used to greater results in Song of the South in 1946 and Mary Poppins in 1964.
The film is also a kind of introduction to Mary Blair's art. Although she had started working as a color supervisor at Disney since Pinocchio, this is the first feature where Mary Blair's work is heavily showcased. Especially in the Mexico segment, we can see some beautiful sketches drawn as references for the film. Also, there is a little scene in which Pepe Carioca and Donald take a train, where we can see her incredible use of colors and shapes.
Despite not being the most popular movies in Disney history, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros were both a comercial success, and allowed the studio to move on and continue making feature films.