Song Of The South

Last Updated on: March 24th, 2023

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Song Of The South Description

Song Of The South (1946 Movie)“Song of the South” is a 1946 American live-action/ animated musical film produced by Walt Disney and directed by Harve Foster and Wilfred Jackson. The film is based on the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris and features a mix of live-action and animation.

The movie takes place in the Reconstruction Era in the Southern United States and follows the story of a young boy named Johnny who visits his grandmother’s plantation in Georgia. There, he meets Uncle Remus, an elderly former slave, who tells him various stories about the trickster Br’er Rabbit and his friends.

“Song of the South” is known for its memorable songs, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and has become a classic. However, the film has also been controversial due to its portrayal of African Americans and its romanticized depiction of the post-Civil War South. As a result, it has been criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes and has not been released on home video in the United States since 2001.

Song Of The South Fun Facts

  • 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.

Song Of The South Cast:
  • James Baskett: Uncle Remus and Br’er Fox
  • Bobby Driscoll: Johnny
  • Luana Patten: Ginny Favers
  • Glenn Leedy: Toby
  • Ruth Warrick: Sally
  • Lucile Watson: Grandmother
  • Hattie McDaniel: Aunt Tempy
  • Erik Rolf: John
  • Olivier Urbain: Mr. Favers
  • Mary Field: Mrs. Favers
  • Anita Brown: Maid
  • George Nokes: Jake Favers
  • Gene Holland: Joe Favers
  • Johnny Lee: Br’er Rabbit
  • Nick Stewart: Br’er Bear
  • Roy Glenn: Br’er Frog
  • Clarence Nash: Bluebird
  • Helen Crozier: Mother Possum

Song Of The South Crew:
  • Directors: Harve Foster and Winfred Jackson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Writers: Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Dalton S. Reymond, Bill Peet, George Stallings and Ralph Wright
  • Music: Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith and Charles Wolcott

Song Of The South Details

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  • Year Released: 1946
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $65 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Award
  • IMDB Link
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