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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Jose Carioca with sound clips and images.
Jose Carioca is a Brazilian Parrot from Rio De Janeiro whom made his debut in the Animated Feature Saludos Amigos. Jose is a friend of Donald Duck and Panchito Pistoles in which Jose met the former when Donald was visiting Rio De Janeiro whom has heard of Donald's exploits and is a big fan of his. Jose along with Panchito and Donald form the music band "The Three Caballeros" in which they get to sing songs every now & then. While Jose occasionally appears in American Media, Jose is very popular in his home land where he is known as Ze Carioca and is a known for having his own series of Comics.   

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 19 2011, 9 Comments
Saludos Amigos (1942)
Jose CariocaJose Oliveira
Jose Oliveira
Disney's House of Mouse (2001)
Jose CariocaRob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen


Today on the Disney VC section we take a look at this Brazilian Parrot known as simply JOSE CARIOCA! We will begin with his Jose's debut which is Saludos Amigos in which Jose was voiced by Brazilian actor Jose Oliveira. It was interesting for Disney to hire a Brazilian actor to play Jose as Jose's voice for the role was of course very natural for this role here. Jose delivers a rather energetic performance as not only a rather excitable fan of Donald's but is also a charismatic lover of music. Jose Oliveira's work as well Jose Carioca is a good example of the voice work in classic Disney animation.

In Jose's more modern appearances namely in Mickey Mouse Works and Mickey House of Mouse, Rob Paulsen gets to take over the role here. While Rob's accent for the role sounds a bit more Spanish than Brazilian but his voice for the role was pretty good. As Rob's voice and performance for the role does suit Jose's Charismatic Easy-going nature and is a pretty good example of the voice work from those shows. Overall Jose's voice work for the role is pretty classic but Rob Paulsen's voice work for the role is a pretty good example of a "Stand-in" performance in Disney's more recent handiwork.   



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Songbird Rebel
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
Due to how Oliveria's voice have brought Jose Carioca to life, I am more drawn to the original; much like Panchito Pistoles
said at 9:03 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
I agree; Jose sounds more Brazilian.
said at 5:19 AM on Sun Jun 15 2014
Rob: Hi Raphael
said at 3:13 AM on Sat Jun 14 2014
I prefer Rob since he's more clearer when speaking in a Brazilian accent.

Jose did a great job as well though.
said at 9:57 PM on Tue Mar 10 2015
@Ross123 Unlike Panchito, the replacement does sound very different in a good way though, Jose's accent is a bit too thick and Rob has a nice softer voice
said at 5:25 AM on Mon Apr 7 2014
i read the comics without seeing the shows, and i read Paulsen's voice.
said at 4:09 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
I abstain. They're both great voices.
said at 3:56 PM on Tue Apr 24 2012
Rob sounds more sophisticated in my opinion
said at 10:51 AM on Wed Dec 21 2011
The original one is awesome! I'm going with Jose Oliveira, though Rob does do a a pretty good job.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Jose Carioca voice actors?
Jose Oliveira
Rob Paulsen