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O Pato

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Mar 15, 2006 | 3:58 PM EST

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Thanks to all those who enjoyed it!

Anyway, first thing I must say is, I'm not Brazilian - I'm Puerto Rican. The story behind my decision to base this off of João Gilberto's song, besides his music being so cool, goes like this:

Long ago, in a fast food joint in Puerto Rico, a lovely young woman I had recently met started singing a song apparently out of nowhere. The song was "O Pato" by João Gilberto which was playing from the restaurant's speakers (but not audible to me). Eventually, it sort of became our song.

This is the music video I always told my friend I could imagine while listening to the song. It is not a literal representation, so if you do not understand portuguese (neither do I), it doesn't matter. It was a birthday present for someone who, despite the everlasting distance & time, has remained one of my dearest friends (she appears at the end).

For those curious about the lyrics, here's a translation (special thanks to my friend Nina for the translation):

The duck came singing very happy, quack quack
When the smily goose asked
If she could enter the samba,
the samba, the samba
The goose (another type, it's a third character in the story) liked the couple
and also said, quack, quack
Looked at the swan and told him: "come, come"
As the quartet would be well,
very good, very well
On the side of the lake, they went to practice
To start the " tico tico no fuba" (it's just an expression that literally means to put the fingers in the cake, but is used primarily as a sexual activity, secondarily as the doing of something wrong. Also note that the expression "afundar o ganso" or to drown the goose means to have sex) The duck's voice was really awful
The scene with the goose was a mess
But I liked the end when they fell in the water
While practicing their quack quack quack

And finally, here's a link to a Wikipedia profile on João Gilberto:



Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's really good to see brazilian music getting recognized! (I'm brazilian)
I loved the animation, really cool and i liked the style of drawings. Great job!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


First of all: Você é brasileiro?
This music looks so funny, ahah XD. I always liked the most of these type of brasilian musics :D.
Great 3D background with Flash, really well made!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Um Porto Riquenho... O_O

Muito bom o vídeo, a qualidade simplesmente ótima.
DIficilmente vemos uma animação tão boa aqui no NG... ^^


Rated 5 / 5 stars


One of the only 3 or 4 videos I've given a 10. It is funny and creative. EVERYTHING is very well done, the music, the animation and the story (actually the story is a think theres almost no story at all but I still like it). I give my congratulations to the author,


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm going to buy an ounce for this

That was amazing! Keep up the great work!