Monday, January 17, 2022

Donald's Pinata

Three gorgeous rough animation drawings on 12 field paper by the great Fred Moore. In the 1944 film The Three Caballeros Donald Duck is about to find out about the tradition of how to handle a Mexican Pinata. Panchito the rooster blindfolds Donald after handing him a baseball bat. 

While Ward Kimball animated the movie's iconic theme song, Fred Moore animated spectacular scenes featuring Donald, Jose Carioca and Panchito.



  1. Hi Andreas,

    I'm a film producer/writer, who's been commissioned to write a piece on how Who Framed Roger Rabbit changed the film industry. Specifically, we're looking to unravel its contributions to animation.

    I thought to reach out because you were one of the animators.

    The interview would form part of a character-driven email newsletter for SimonSays.

    Let me know if this sparks interest? I can send more info.

    My email is

  2. Love these drawings! The Three Caballeros remains my all-time favorite Disney feature. Barely any story, and not everything in it has aged well culturally... but the imagination, comedy, and energy have their own virtue, and they build to a finale that's pretty impossible to top. It makes me grin from ear to ear. =)

    Please post more roughs from this movie! I learn so much from Fred's scribbles alone...

  3. with authentic animator's coffee stains too!