Song of the South
G | 94 min | Tuesday, November 12, 1946
Song of the South is a 1946 Disney film adapted from the series of Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris. The film is both live-action and animation, with the animation sequences frequently shown independently in both theaters and on the Disney television program.
Post-Civil War Georgia finds seven-year old Johnny on his grandmother's plantation where he discovers Uncle Remus, a wise, elderly black man who regales Johnny with magical tales of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. Through Uncle Remus' adventurous stories, Johnny learns valuable life lessons.
The film presents an America of a vastly different time which created controversy due to the portrayals of certain characters. The film has never been re-released since the 1980s, and continues to spark heated debate as to its' "appropriateness" for the 21st century.
The song "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" received an Academy Award for Best Song, and actor James Baskett (Uncle Remus) received an honorary Oscar for his portrayal.
Disney Movie Rating:
87.09 out of 100. Total of 1426 votes.
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