And now, for the comic books and cartoon characters that celebrate their birthday in August…
An anthropomorphized parrot, who debuted in 'Saludos Amigos', an animated featured package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures, and whose world premiere, fittingly, was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 24, 1942. A friend of a certain duck with 'the sweetest disposition', the parrot would later return in the 1944 film 'The Three Caballeros', along with a Mexican rooster, and, again, to hang around with the sailor-outfitted duck. Suave, cool, and good under pressure, the parrot's surname, 'Carioca', refers to a person born in Rio de Janeiro; he also enjoys parties and is a bit of a womanizer, with varying degrees of success.
The Brazilian parrot would later appear in comic strips, as well as appearing in 'Mickey Mouse Works' and 'House of Mouse', a brief cameo in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', and other cameos in some other shorts. Extremely popular in Brazil, the carioca bird appears alongside the most well-known Disney stars in the local comics, published at least twice a month. He's also a regular 'guest star' in his duck friend's comics published in Europe. In some of the comics he's shown to be on a bad economical situation, and tries to fix it becoming a con artist, again, with varying success; despite these flaws, he remains a loyal, caring and funny friend.
So, happy birthday, green boy!!