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Song of the South (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 20 November 1946 (USA)
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.

Writers:

Dalton S. Reymond (screenplay) (as Dalton Reymond), Morton Grant (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Warrick ... Sally
Bobby Driscoll ... Johnny
James Baskett ... Uncle Remus / Br'er Fox (voice)
Luana Patten ... Ginny
Lucile Watson ... Grandmother
Hattie McDaniel ... Aunt Tempy
Erik Rolf Erik Rolf ... John (as Eric Rolf)
Glenn Leedy Glenn Leedy ... Toby
Mary Field ... Mrs. Favers
Anita Brown Anita Brown ... Maid
Georgie Nokes Georgie Nokes ... Jake Favers (as George Nokes)
Gene Holland Gene Holland ... Joe Favers
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Br'er Bear (voice) (as 'Nicodemus' Stewart)
Johnny Lee 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear & Brer Fox. See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Remus See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,203,111, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$37,459,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,459,346
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Baskett originally auditioned to play the butterfly. Not only did he play Uncle Remus, he played Br'er Rabbit for the "Laughing Place" scene and sang "Laughing Place" after Johnny Lee was called away to do promotion for the picture. Baskett also played the butterfly. 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 of learning about the behind feet of a mule than getting kicked by them, sure as I'm named Remus. And just because these here tales is about 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 listening.
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Alternate Versions

On a 1991 British VHS release and a British television broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 2006, the "The End" card was displayed on a blue background. See more »


Soundtracks

Everybody's Got a Laughing Place
(uncredited)
Written by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert
Performed by James Baskett and Nick Stewart
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User Reviews

 
Politically "banning" this movie makes no sense
29 April 2019 | by robert3750See all my reviews

The black people in this movie aren't depicted as lazy or stupid or criminal. Uncle Remus is depicted as a wise and caring man. It's true that the black people are depicted as subservient, but what movie from this period doesn't portray them as such? It would be historically inaccurate to depict the opposite. Should EVERY movie from this period with black people in it be banned? Disney is run by politically correct buffoons. Ironically, the song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. is played at Disneyland. The animation in Technicolor is beautiful. Some of the acting is rather stiff, but it's a warm hearted tale, and the Bre'r Rabbit stories are fun.


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