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Song of the South (1946)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Music  |  December 1946 (UK)
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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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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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The Story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear & Brer Fox. See more »


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Release Date:

December 1946 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Remus  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Before Uncle Remus tells the story about the Laughing Place, the mud on Ginny's dress disappears and reappears between shots. 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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(uncredited)
Written by Eliot Daniel, Hy Heath, and Johnny Lange
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir
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Political Correctness at Its Worst
31 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I was about five years old, I saw this film with my older cousins who were in their twenties at the time and I don't remember hearing them saying anything negative about it. This is ironic, because I am African-American. Everyone must remember that this film was released in the 1940's before the civil rights movement and before "Roots". Now because of political correctness, we have all but forgotten this classic film, which was one of the first to combine live action and animation. Even though I do agree that this film does show slavery in a positive light you also should look at the fact that it dared to show the friendship between an African-American and a Caucasian, something that would never have even been thought about in those days. Next thing you know, someone might get the bright idea to ban "The Cosby Show" because it supposedly doesn't portray how the average black person really lives.


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