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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 »
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, 21 November 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,717,040
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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

The movie is based on the tales of African-Americans as recorded by historian Joel Chandler Harris. He wrote the stories in the dialect spoken by African Americans in Reconstruction era Georgia. 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 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Muppet Show: Alan Arkin (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do You Do?
(uncredited)
Written by Robert MacGimsey
Performed by Johnny Lee and James Baskett
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User Reviews

Dumb Dumb Disney
20 April 2002 | by saduranSee all my reviews

The NAACP should be ashamed of themselves and Disney should as well. As a person of color I was not offended by what was shown on the video. What next Turner bans Gone With The Wind? I'm more offended by Prissy than anything in this film. I was in London recently and found a used PAL copy for sale cheap. Lucky for me I work in the entertainment industry and had the ability to convert the film and sat down and watched it. What a sweet wonderful film I loved it. I've since been making copies (free) for all of my family and my neices and newphews have watched it every day. Ti hear them all singing Zippy Do Dah made it worth it. Now all my friends are begging for copies. So for the cost of the tape and time and wear and tear on my machines I've been making them copies. I feel like giving one to everyoine in the world. This movie should never have been banned!!!


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