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Pedro is a 1943 comic story drawn by Hank Porter.[1] An adaptation of the earlier Pedro segment of Saludos Amigos, it features Pedro, Papa Plane, Mama Plane, the Mt. Aconcagua, Donald Duck, Huey Duck, Dewey Duck, and Louie Duck.


Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck cozy up to their Uncle Donald's armchair as he reads them a story about a little airplane named Pedro. As the story goes, young Pedro was once given the duty of carrying mail from Santiago to Mendoza, as both his father and mother were unable to do so. After barely surviving in the snows surrounding Mt. Aconcagua, Pedro learns of one major mistake he made in his journey...


  • A storybook retelling of the adventures of Pedro exists, and is well-circulated enough that Donald Duck owns a copy.


  • Pedro is an adaptation of the short film of the same name, which was originally released as a segment in Saludos Amigos (1942). There are, however, notable differences between the two versions. In the short film, Pedro made it safely to Mendoza, not running into major trouble until his flight back to Santiago. In the comic, he struggles before even reaching Mendoza and, unlike the film, is unsuccessful in delivering the mail to Mendoza.
  • That the story of Pedro is depicted as being in a storybook would indicate that Pedro does not really exist in the Prime Universe and is simply a fictional character in-universe. However, this notion is contradicted by other stories featuring Pedro and other Prime Universe characters, including his multiple appearances with Dumbo beginning with Dumbo and Little Pedro (1949), his appearances in stories such as 70th Heaven (1994), and his appearances in some episodes of House of Mouse (2002). The best solution to this apparent dilemma may be that Pedro's adventures became so famous that stories were written about them and that the story Donald reads to his nephews in Pedro is based on a true story as opposed to being a work of pure fiction. This would even explain the discrepancies between the "real" version of events in the cartoon and the story presented in the comic.

Behind the scenesEdit

Pedro was drawn by Hank Porter. It was first released in March of 1943 in the Good Housekeeping magazine.[1] It was created as an adaptation of a segment of Saludos Amigos, also called Pedro.

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pedro on INDUCKS
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