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Song of the South (1946)

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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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James Baskett ...
Luana Patten ...
Lucile Watson ...
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Aunt Tempy
Erik Rolf ...
John (as Eric Rolf)
Glenn Leedy ...
Toby
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Favers
Anita Brown ...
Maid
Georgie Nokes ...
Jake Favers (as George Nokes)
Gene Holland ...
Joe Favers
Nick Stewart ...
Br'er Bear (voice) (as Nicodemus Stewart)
Johnny Lee ...
Br'er Rabbit (voice)
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Storyline

Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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rabbit | boy | tar | laughing | briar patch | See more »

Taglines:

Only the magic of Walt Disney could bring you the tales of Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit . . . live actors with cartoon background! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

2 December 1946 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Remus  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, the film takes place after the U.S. Civil War, during the period known as "Reconstruction." See more »

Goofs

Shadows of the mike and boom are visible in the early scene in Johnny's room. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Uncle Remus: There's other ways o' learnin' 'bout the behind feet of a mule than gettin' kicked by 'em, sure as I'm named Remus. And just 'cause these here tales is 'bout critters like Br'er Rabbit an' Br'er Fox, that don't mean they ain't the same like can happen to folks! So them who can't learn from a tale about critters, just ain't got the ears tuned for listenin'.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the South
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Coslow and Arthur Johnston
Performed by the Studio Choir
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User Reviews

 
Enough already. Release the film.
6 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Song of the South is a beautiful piece of film art. I acknowledge that some of the scenes are ignorant towards the plight of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction era but I can't imagine a child who loves this movie coming away feeling racial prejudice or insensitivity towards African Americans. We should remember that this is a children's film and generally, people are happy in Disney movies. Should Birth of a Nation be banned because it champions the KKK? Of course not. We learn from our mistakes in the appreciation of our past. This isn't Nazi Germany. It was an Oscar winning film for petes sake. Please release Song of the South now.


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