Song Of The South (1946 Movie)
Song of the South Facts and Statistics:
This was Disney’s first live-action film.
The movie is based on the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris.
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah won the 1947 Oscar for Best Song.
Song of the South has never been released for home video.
The star of the movie, James Baskett, was not able to attend its premiere because the city it was held in, Atlanta, was a racially segregated city.
Even though the movie has not been released on home video, it was re-released in theaters 5 times as recently as 1986.
The popular Disneyeland and Disney World ride Splash Mountain was based on this movie.