José Carioca is an anthropomorphic parrot.
A poor parrot living in Rio de Janeiro, José Carioca is a moderately talented con artist and music-hall performer. Although he is not always quite the hero, his heart is in the right place. He is also able to perform magic tricks which may be actual (if limited) magic rather than meer parlour magic. José is also good friends with Donald Duck and Panchito Pistoles; together, the three of them form a group known as the Three Caballeros. Like Panchito, José seems unaware of Donald's clumsiness and bad luck and only sees the best in him, sometimes to ridiculous extents.
Behind the scenesEdit
He first appeared in 1942 in Saludos Amigos.