Legend of the Three Caballeros
GenreAction-adventure
Comedy
Based onThe Three Caballeros
Developed byDisney Digital Network
Directed byMatt Danner
Voices of
Theme music composerManuel Esperzon Gonzalez
Ernesto Cortazar
Ray Gilbert
Opening theme"The Three Caballeros" by Gabriel Mann
ComposersGabriel Mann
Rebecca Kneubuhl
Country of originCanada
United States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producersJoe Sichta
Sarah Finn
Matt Danner
EditorChristopher Painter
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesDisney Digital Network
6 Point Harness
Atomic Cartoons
Mercury Filmworks
Original release
NetworkDisneyLife (Philippines)
ReleaseJune 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)

Legend of the Three Caballeros is an 2018 animated television series based on the 1944 animated Disney film The Three Caballeros and features the characters Donald Duck, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles.

It was first released in 2018 in the Philippines following the success of DuckTales. In the United States, it was released on Disney+ when it launched on November 12, 2019, and later aired on Disney XD from August 7 to October 30, 2021.

Premise

When Donald Duck inherits a cabana from his great-grandfather Clinton Coot in the New Quackmore Institute alongside Brazilian parrot José Carioca and Mexican rooster Panchito Gonzalez, they discover a magical book that when opened releases a goddess named Xandra. The goddess explains that Donald, José, and Panchito are the descendants of a trio of adventurers known as the Three Caballeros, who long ago traveled to stop the evil sorcerer Lord Felldrake from taking over the world and ultimately sealed him in a magical staff.

Meanwhile, the staff containing Felldrake is discovered by his descendant Baron Von Sheldgoose, the corrupt President of the New Quackmore Institute. As Sheldgoose sets out to revive Felldrake, the new Three Caballeros must learn to become heroes to save the world from disaster.

Voice cast

The show's main voice cast includes:

Episodes

ChaptersTitleOriginal release date [citation needed]American air date [1][2]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Dope-A-Cabana"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)August 7, 2021N/A
After a miserable birthday where Donald loses his job, his house, and his girlfriend Daisy, he gets a letter saying he has an inheritance from his great-grandfather Clinton Coot. When he arrives at the run-down cabana in the New Quackmore Institute, Donald is aggravated to find that he has to share it with two roommates named José and Panchito. While searching the cabana with Daisy's nieces and the unusual caretaker Ari for anything they can sell for cash, the unlikely trio find a strange book and open it, releasing a magical goddess that attacks them.
2"Labyrinth and Repeat"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)August 14, 20210.04[3]
The trio manage to calm the goddess down and she introduces herself as Xandra, the Goddess of Adventure. She initially mistakes Donald, José, and Panchito for The Three Caballeros but is disappointed to find that they are their lackluster descendants. When the trio tell her that they're looking for treasure, Xandra teleports them to Crete where they fight the Minotaur within the hidden labyrinth. Despite their differences, they manage to prove themselves to Xandra as the Caballeros's rightful heirs by finding three magical amulets left by their ancestors. Meanwhile, Baron Von Sheldgoose discovers a magical staff containing his evil ancestor Lord Felldrake.
3"Pyramid-Life Crisis"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)August 21, 20210.02[4]
With Sheldgoose to carry him around and his faithful minion Leopold for transportation, Felldrake begins his evil plans by traveling to Egypt. He intends to use the pyramids, which were actually giant rocketships built by space mummies, to travel to the Moon and take over the Egyptians' giant robot army stationed there. The Caballeros quickly give chase with Xandra's help and foil Felldrake for the first time.
4"World Tree Caballeros!"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)August 28, 2021N/A
After detecting Felldrake in Rome, Xandra takes the Caballeros to the World Tree, where her fellow gods protect the planets that grow on its branches. Xandra is disappointed to find that the gods have grown older and have given up violence, and she and the Caballeros must encourage them to find the strength to fight again when Felldrake tries to take a planet's power for his own.
5"No Man is an Easter Island"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)September 4, 2021N/A
On Easter Island, Felldrake and Sheldgoose convince the Moai to take a vacation from their duty of preventing evil Lava Lizards from incinerating the world. Donald refuses to go with the Caballeros as he has a date with Daisy, and so José, Panchito, and Xandra must find a way to stop the Moai beach party without him.
6"Stonehenge Your Bets"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)September 11, 2021N/A
The Caballeros head to Stonehenge, which is the secret portal to Goblin Town. Once inside, the new Goblin King Felldrake sentences them to Goblin Jail and then demands that the goblins go to war. When their weapons prove unsatisfactory, Felldrake unleashes an unstoppable war beast. The Caballeros must recover Xandra's book and escape Goblin Jail before the beast reaches the portal back to Earth.
7"Mount Rushmore (or Less)"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)September 18, 2021N/A
After retrieving the Spark of Life that Lord Felldrake intended to steal from Mount Rushmore, the Caballeros are assigned to guard it while Xandra and the nieces are at the Institute soirée. When they get bored, they stuff it into the cabana's bear rug, bringing it to life. As the Caballeros try to catch the bear as it seeks food, Xandra crashes the soirée, Sheldgoose deals with the Institute boardmembers who demand explanations for his absences, and Daisy shows off her new boyfriend Dapper Duck to Donald's anger, although Dapper later runs out on her at the first sign of danger.
8"Nazca Racing"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)September 25, 2021N/A
To stop Felldrake's new plan, the Caballeros and Xandra travel to the Nazca Lines and enter a world of two dimensions where chalk drawings come to life. However, it ends up being a trap and the Caballeros must escape before Felldrake and Sheldgoose erase them forever. Meanwhile, April, May, and June sneak into Sheldgoose's mansion and make some shocking discoveries.
9"Mexico a Go-Go"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)October 2, 2021N/A
The Caballeros are heading to Mexico after noticing Felldrake's activity there, but Donald has another date with Daisy and he can't be there in person. The nieces agree to help him by posing as Donald while he speaks to her from Mexico through a pair of magic mirrors, but this backfires and Daisy becomes even more furious. In Mexico, the natives revere and worship Panchito as a mighty warrior before throwing him into a ritualistic wrestling match against Sheldgoose. When the other Caballeros and Felldrake interfere with the match, the God of Death appears and kills them all as punishment for breaking the rules.
10"Mt. Fuji Whiz"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)October 9, 2021N/A
The Caballeros are dead and trapped in the Underworld. As they try to escape, they find Clinton Coot, the one who left them the cabana in his will. He explains the history of the original Caballeros and how he spent his whole life following their exploits, then helps them find a way to return to life while newly-appointed Underworld managers Sheldgoose and Felldrake attempt to stop their escape. As the nieces attempt a seance to contact the Caballeros, Xandra goes to the Underworld herself to rescue them. With her help, the Caballeros return to life on Earth, while Felldrake and Sheldgoose are kicked out of the Underworld for being bad employees.
11"Thanks a Camelot"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)October 16, 2021N/A
With the Caballeros back among the living, Xandra takes them and the nieces to Camelot to get them some proper "hero training" from King Arthur himself, but the King's purely-motivational training leaves a lot to be desired when the nieces accidentally summon a dragon. Meanwhile, Sheldgoose breaks into the Caballeros' cabana to steal back the Spark of Life. Though he is foiled by Ari and the bear, he manages to steal the amulets instead.
12"Shangri-La-Di-Da"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)October 23, 2021N/A
Daisy's patience with Donald has run out, so Xandra books them for a vacation in Shangri-La to help solve all their problems. The Yeti resort staff have orders to not let Donald leave until his temper has been dealt with once and for all, leaving him unable to help the other Caballeros as they begin a final assault on Sheldgoose's mansion to stop him from reviving Felldrake.
13"Sheldgoose Square Dance"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)October 30, 2021N/A
Donald arrives in time to join Xandra and the Caballeros and the four of them charge the basement of the mansion, while Felldrake gives Sheldgoose powers of his own to stall them while he reaches his full power. Sheldgoose's attempts to summon evil allies from their past adventures are countered by the Caballeros's own allies, and they arrive in time for Felldrake to awaken and destroy the Institute. The Caballeros try to fight Felldrake but are overpowered and pushed to the verge of defeat. In their last moment, they are contacted by Blazebeak, an ancient wizard whose power had been protecting them through their amulets. With his power, the Caballeros attempt to banish Felldrake back into his staff, but Sheldgoose destroys it out of panic and inadvertently restores everything to normal. His true nature exposed, the boardmembers strip Sheldgoose of his presidency and Donald is named the new Acting President to everybody's happiness. As Sheldgoose escapes on Leopold, he finds that Felldrake is now trapped inside his own body, and Felldrake decides to call in a favor from an "old friend", ending the show on a cliffhanger.

Release

The series was first released on the DisneyLife app in the Philippines on June 9, 2018,[5] and premiered on Disney Channel in Southeast Asia on January 1, 2019.[6]

In the United States, the series was released as part of Disney+'s launch on November 12, 2019.[7][8] The series made its U.S. television premiere on August 7, 2021 on Disney XD.[9][10]

References

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  2. ^ "Shows A-Z - legend of the three caballeros on disney xd". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Mitch Metcalf (August 17, 2021). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.14.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Mitch Metcalf (August 24, 2021). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.21.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
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  6. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Disney Channel Asia - All new for you 2019". YouTube.
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  8. ^ Disney+ [@disneyplus] (October 14, 2019). "Legend of the Three Caballeros (2018) https://t.co/tNDdz0a6nM" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 18, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Disney Schedule Archive [@DisneySchedules] (July 9, 2021). "Just like 101 Dalmatian Street, Legend of the Three Caballeros will make its US Cable Debut on Disney XD starting Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 am. https://t.co/wymk3jK9uy" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 10, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Disney TV Animation News [@DisneyTVANews] (July 9, 2021). "We're three caballeros , three gay caballeros ,they say we are birds of a feather 🎶 3 years after it's [sic] debut on streaming lands #LegendOfTheThreeCaballeros will make it's [sic] TV debut on Disney XD 8/7 at 7:30AM on @DisneyXD https://t.co/suP6gbDXOr" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021 – via Twitter.