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"Dope-a Cabana" is the first episode of Legend of the Three Caballeros. It premiered on June 9, 2018 on the DisneyLife app in the Philippines and premiered on Disney XD in the United States on August 7, 2021[1].


In a prologue, Xandra tells the story of a magical golden atlas, which chronicles an ancient war between good and evil and connects all of these different mythic points together, and how Three Caballeros stood up against a dark sorcerer seeking its power to try and conquer the universe. She realizes she's getting way ahead of herself and takes us to the beginning of the story.

On Friday the 13th, Donald Duck celebrates his birthday, but Donald runs into a spat of bad luck where he loses his job at a barbershop, his house in a fire, and his relationship with Daisy when leaving her alone in a bad part of Duckburg. His luck begins to turn when he discovers that he has inherited his great-grandfather Clinton Coot's estate at the New Quackmore Institute campus. However, he mistakes the address in the letter for the mansion next door, belonging to Institute president Baron Von Sheldgoose, and immediately gets on the wealthy man's bad side.

Donald instead finds that he has inherited the run-down cabana next door. The executor of Coot's estate informs him that he must share the estate with José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, all three being descendants of a group of knights called the Three Caballeros and are introduced to the cabana caretaker Ari. As they explore the old house and all the antiquities within, they decide to hold a yard sale to make some extra cash, which attracts the attention of Sheldgoose, who offers to buy the whole cabana if they find a mysterious golden atlas. The trio find the atlas and release Xandra, who angrily threatens them.

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  • The title refers to the Brazilian "Copacabana Beach" in Rio de Janeiro; it may also refer to a nightclub which Donald and Jose head to during the final Aquarela do Brasil segment at the end of Saludos Amigos.
    • The title on it's own may also refer to a famous 1978 song by Barry Manillow.
  • One of the items in the Cabana features a sun image taken from Mary Blair's mosaics once featured at Disneyland's Tomorrowland.
  • The firefighters that put out the fire and destroy Donald's house in the process are Dalmatians, in keeping with the tradition of firehouses keeping Dalmatians.
  • A running gag is when Mr. Macklemore yells, "You're fired!" to Donald in a harsh tone, but ends his sentence by saying, "Happy birthday" in a softer tone. However, this was not repeated during the scene where Donald approaches a taxi driver who takes him from Duckburg to the New Quackmore Institute where the taxi passes through some mud by Macklemore's barbershop where the taxi splashes mud on him, to which he yells, "You're still fired!" to Donald.


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Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLas PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

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The Three Caballeros: Panchito PistolesPabloPenguinsAracuan BirdBurritoFlying GauchitoYayaToy Bull

Members of the Saludos Amigos Artist Tour: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleBaroness Von SheldgooseHumphrey the BearEugenia Ferdinand-FerdinandClinton CootPeteDonald's KettleLarry the MinotaurAstro MummiesMoon BotsJupiter, Venus, and MarsTermitesApolloMoai CommanderLava LizardsMoaiKing VomitGoblinsBaydoodiorSpike the BeeDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltMonoHanzyClementinePriestessGods of Life and DeathKarasu TenguSheldgoose's AncestorsKing ArthurLancelot, Galahad, Kay, and BorsMerlinTyroneGaryYeti StaffMr. SpiritBlazebeak

Caballeros' AmuletsFelldrake's Staff Felldrake's RingSpark of LifeMagic MirrorsXandra's AtlasMystic BarrierWorld FruitXandra's Bow
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Saludos Amigos: Saludos AmigosLa Blanca PalomaEscravos de Jó Aquarela do BrasilTico-Tico no Fubá
The Three Caballeros: BaíaHave You Been to Baía?Pandeiro & FluteOs Quindins de YayáThe Three CaballerosLas PosadasMexicoJarabe PateñoLilongoYou Belong to My HeartLa ZandungaJesusita en Chihuahua
Legend of the Three Caballeros: Moai VacationGoblin JailDraw the LineShangri-La-Di-Da
Others: We Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoPagode na Disney
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Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas