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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.


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





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)


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Did You Know?


Although it was not his first starring role, the then-nine year old actor Bobby Driscoll rose to prominence with his first lead starring role in this film. He garnered great critical acclaim for his performance in the film and, along with his co-star Luana Patten, shot to stardom. For the next seven years, Driscoll was one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions and one of its critically acclaimed actors, which was quite an impressive achievement for a juvenile actor in the film industry in the 1940s and 1950s. At the 22nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 1950, Driscoll was recognized with the Academy Juvenile Award, honoring him as "the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949" for his performances in So Dear to My Heart (1948) and The Window (1949). He also continued to appear in more films for Walt Disney Productions, starring in some of the studio's most popular and acclaimed films like So Dear to My Heart, Treasure Island (1950), and Peter Pan (1953). In his biography on Walt Disney, Marc Elliot described Driscoll as the producer's favorite "live-action" child star: "Walt often referred to Driscoll with great affection as the living embodiment of his own youth [...]" See more »


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


[first lines]
Uncle Remus: [laughs] Yes, sir. There's other ways of learning about the behind feet of a mule then getting kicked by them. Sure as I'm named Remus. And just cause these your tales about critters like Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. That don't mean they ain't the same like can happen to folks. So then what can't learn from a tale about critters, just ain't got they ears tuned for listening. Like as not they too busy going along all mixed up with they own troubles. Uh, like the time that Miss Sally and...
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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 instead of the original 1946 cream one. See more »


Featured in The Magical World of Disney: The Disneyland Story (1954) See more »


Everybody's Got a Laughing Place
Written by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert
Performed by James Baskett and Nick Stewart
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Zippity Doo Dah!
27 June 2000 | by pollitomaniloSee all my reviews

I remembered seeing this film when I was a child. I don't remember when but it had to be a reissue in the 60's (I wasn't born until the late 50's and the movie was released in '46). I remembered Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox but not the movie in whole. I was determined to find a copy of this movie knowing that it had been released in Europe on VHS (Disney pulled all overseas tapes in 1997). So it was a challenge to find one. I now have a copy and recently have seen it again. WOW, WHAT A MOVIE! This is the best Disney movie ever made! It is extremely wholesome and quite a shame the youth of today will never have a chance to view it. It's double the shame that Disney has no plans to release this film in the U.S. because of political pressure. One of the few films that plays on all emotional levels.

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Release Date:

20 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Remus See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,203,111, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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