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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?


Notwithstanding the criticisms he received for accepting such a "demeaning" role, James Baskett's performance as Uncle Remus was almost universally praised by critics and audiences alike. Columnist Hedda Hopper and actor/then-President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Hersholt were among the many journalists and supporters who declared that Baskett should receive an Academy Award for his performance. Some time later, at the 20th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 1948, the Academy Board of Governors unanimously voted to bestow an Honorary Academy Award to Baskett "for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world in Walt Disney's Song of the South." 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 »


Sooner Or Later (You're Gonna Be Comin' Around)
Written by Charles Wolcott and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Hattie McDaniel
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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:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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