Ary Barroso was the most influential pre-bossa nova composer in Brazil. Barroso's songs were recorded by a lengthy list of artists including Carmen Miranda and Joćo Gilberto. His 1939 composition "Aquarela Do Brazil," better known as "Brazil," was featured in the 1942 Disney film Saludos Amigos, and has gone on to become one of the 20 most recorded songs of all time. His song "No Baixa De Sapateiro," based on a Brazilian pop tune, was included in the Disney film The Three Caballeros and popularized as "Baia." Barroso's soundtrack for the movie Rio de Janeiro was nominated for an Oscar in 1944. Although he failed to win, Barroso was presented a Merit Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences for his work. In 1955, Barroso received the National Order of Merit, the greatest honor bestowed by the Brazilian government.