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Aracuan Bird
Background Info
movies The Three Caballeros (film), Melody Time
tv shows Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse
Video games
Animators
Voice actor/actress Frank Welker (2000-present)
Personal info
Full name
Personality
physical Appearance
Species bird
family
Pets
friends
Enemies
Quote

The Aracuan Bird (pronounced AIR-uh-kwan) is a wacky South American bird of an undetermined species who appears in the Disney animated feature films The Three Caballeros and Melody Time, and in a few Donald Duck cartoons where he drove Donald crazy.

Characteristics

Background

The Aracuan Bird is an odd species of tropical bird (even described in the film Donald was watching that first revealed it to him as "one of the most eccentric birds ever seen") that got personalize first name from a song that it sings. It has the power to do the impossible (this includes, but is not limited to, simple cartoon antics like reaching out of a film reel image to shake someone's hand). It is aforesaid to exist seen everywhere, most notably South America.

Design

Aracuan Bird is a pink bird with red hair, yellow beak and red tail feathers, white shirt with blue stripes (first appeared while wearing a yellow-and-green striped bathing-suit while swimming), orange legs. He has a Woody Woodpecker-like facial expression.

Voice

Aracuan Bird has a wacky, high-pitched, sped-up voice, done by Goofy's voice actor Pinto Colvig. Colvig also provided the Aracuan's distinctive song in The Three Caballeros and Clown Of The Jungle. Today, Frank Welker provides his wacky, high-pitched, speedy voice, but without the use of the distinctive 'Aracuan bird song'. The Aracuan does not speak, but only gives out vocal effects.

Appearances

The Three Caballeros

His first appearance, the Aracuan is contractual in the "Aves Arras" film Donald receives in his birthday gifts. His clownish nature continues throughout the sequence after his introduction and advanced on when Donald and Jose are traveling to Bahia on a train, he draws many tracks for the different train carts to follow with a piece of chalk.

Melody Time

Appearing in the "Blame it on the Samba" sequence, the Aracuan helps cure Donald and Jose of the blues with some music.

Clown of the Jungle

While traveling through the jungle to photograph rare birds, Donald runs afoul of the Aracuan, who keeps thwarting his attempts to photograph him and other birds.

Mickey Mouse Works

In the cartoon "Bird Brained Donald", Donald and Daisy take a trip to the zoo where Donald encounters the Aracuan Bird and spends the day trying to take a picture of it for Daisy. In the end, Donald fails.

House of Mouse

The Aracuan Bird makes a cameo in the first episode "The Stolen Cartoons " When he was shaking hands with Donald in a fast way.  The Aracuan Bird has a starring role in the episode "Donald and the Aracuan Bird", Mickey invites the Aracuan Bird to the club to perform. Donald is skeptical about the entire thing. Donald then tries to get rid of the Aracuan Bird and during his performance tries to dart him. Instead, Donald accidentally darts everyone in the club except the Aracuan Bird and Aurora. As the show ends the Aracuan Bird begins to make his way home, sad that he has to leave, until Mickey offers him to stay at the club with them. He is also shown to exist a master of disguise, often impersonating others using full body suits and flawlessly mimicking their voices. During the episode, the Aracuan disguises himself as Jafar, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and Mickey.

The Aracuan Bird also compels an emergence in the episode "Ask Von Drake" during the Ludwig Von Drake song. Other than these two episodes, his other appearances in the shows are cameos.

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

In the parade in Disneyland, The Bird Kerry can exist seen apart of Donald's Fiesta Fantastico unit as apart of the decor.

Comics

The Aracuan Bird as known the Name titled Beckett was appeared as the Comics

  • Clown of the Jungle (Comic, 1947)
  • Astronautas Por Engano (Comic, 1961)
  • aracuan bird staten island jcpenney court 2 schindler escalator down treadmill 2 paper jcpenney schindler back elevator mall 2655 richmond ave staten island ny 10314, 1995)

Zé Carioca

  • A Fonte De Renda (Comic, 1986)
  • A Pérola Da Sorte (Comic, 1986)
  • Cinco É Pouco! (Comic, 1986)
  • Jogos Apaixonantes (Comic, 1986)
  • Ai, Meu Ídolo! (Comic, 1986)
  • Te Pego, Cachorro! (Comic, 1986)
  • O Despenteado Da Moda (Comic, 1986)
  • Vamos Malhar? (Comic, 1986)
  • Não Picha, Não! (Comic, 1986)
  • Clip-Confusão (Comic, 1986)
  • Ted Bolinho E As Geléias Opacas (Comic, 1986)
  • Cai, Cai, Caiaque! (Comic, 1987)
  • Baixo Astral (Comic, 1987)
  • Entrei De Gaiato No Navio (Comic, 1987)
  • Os Birutas Também Amam (Comic, 1987)
  • Quem Entende As Mulheres? (Comic, 1987)
  • O Mais Inútil (Comic, 1987)
  • Papai Faliu! (Comic, 1987)
  • Festa Sem Piloto (Comic, 1987)
  • Que Sono, Hein? (Comic, 1987)
  • O Destino Dos Tomates Podres (Comic, 1988)
  • O Astro Folião (Comic, 1988)
  • Cada Um Na Sua (Comic, 1988)
  • Por Que Você Não Olha Pra Mim? (Comic, 1988)
  • O Cobra Do Skate (Comic, 1988)
  • Dois É Demais (Comic, 1988)
  • Qual É A Sua, Parceiro? (Comic, 1988)
  • É Natural Vitamina Em Pó? (Comic, 1988)
  • Balão Cabeça-de-Vento (Comic, 1988)
  • O Talismã (Comic, 1988)

Margarida (1° Série)

  • A Vida Dos Caracóis (Comic, 1989)
  • Um Bebê E Um Doidão (Comic, 1989)
  • Ficou Escrito Nas (Estrelas) (Comic, 1989)
  • Visual "In" Concebível (Comic, 1990)
  • Habilitação Para Navalhas (Comic, 1990)
  • Rebelde Com Causa (Comic, 1990)
  • Defeitos Especiais (Comic, 1990)
  • Namoro Atlético (Comic, 1990)
  • Leribi (Comic, 1991)
  • O Mistério Do Tamanduataí (Comic, 1991)
  • Paixão Musculosa (Comic, 1991)
  • Namoro À Folião (Comic, 1991)
  • O Parque É Nosso (Comic, 1991)
  • Esses Grandes São Uns Chatos (Comic, 1991)
  • No Amor E Nos Esportes... (Comic, 1991)

Trivia

  • Warren Spector, director of Epic Mickey, has stated the Aracuan Bird is one of his favorite Disney characters.
  • In the music video for the Parachute Express song "Dr. Looney's Remedy", when the musical group seemed to had danced themselves into delusions of several classic Disney Movies in a jungle colleague, the Aracuan seems to exist the epitome of the son's title character, as fitting to this bird's personality.
  • The Plains is certainly an exist force bird, but the Aracuan does not resemble that species at all.
  • He looks and acts a lot like Woody Woodpecker, star of Universal Studios, the company that bought Disney's original mascot.

See Also

Characters 
Main: Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse Pluto
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Secondary: April, May and June, Chip 'n' Dale, Clarabelle Cow, Grandma Duck, Horace Horsecollar, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Ludwig Von Drake, Max Goof, Millie and Melody, Morty and Ferdie, Scrooge McDuck

Other: Aracuan Bird, Arizona Goof, Baby Herman, Baby Shelby, Mrs. Beakley, Benny the Cab, Beret Girl, Big Bad Wolf, Blackjack, Bobby Zimuruski, Bubba the Cave Duck, Chi-Chi, Clara Cluck, Clarice, Cuckoo-Loca, Dinah the Dachshund, Darkwing Duck, Della Duck, Dickie Duck, Dim-Witty Duck, Donna Duck, Doofus Drake, Duckworth, Eega Beeva, Ellsworth, Felicity Fieldmouse, Fenton Crackshell, Fethry Duck, Figaro, Gadget Hackwrench, Gilbert Goof, Gladstone Gander, Glittering Goldie, Gloria, Mrs. Goof, Grandma Goofy, Gosalyn Mallard, Gram-Gram Peg-Leg, Gubbles, Gus Goose, Gyro Gearloose, Humphrey the Bear, J. Audubon Woodlore, Jessica Rabbit, Jiminy Cricket, Mr. Jollyland, José Carioca, Launchpad McQuack, Little Helper, Lena, Mona, Newton Gearloose, Chief O'Hara, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Panchito Pistoles, Baby Panda, Peg Pete, Peter Pig, Mr. Pettibone, Pistol Pete, P.J., Pluto's Angel, Pluto's Kid Brother, Powerline, The Quin-Puplets, Roger Rabbit, Roxanne, Roxanne's Father, Salty the Seal, Spike the Bee, Stacey, Storkules, Susie Beagleman, Sylvia Marpole, Three Little Pigs, Three Little Wolves, Tiki, Toodles, Tootsie the Triceratops, Mrs. Turtle, Webby Vanderquack, Wilbur, Witch Hazel, Zeus

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