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Song of the South (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | December 1946 (UK)
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:

Joel Chandler Harris (book), Dalton S. Reymond (story) (as Dalton Reymond) | 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:

We're headin' for the Laughin' Place! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1946 (UK) 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

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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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

On the contrary to 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 »

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

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

 
Enough already. Release the film.
6 January 2005 | by philip ploweSee all my reviews

Song of the South is a beautiful piece of film art. I acknowledge that some of the scenes are ignorant towards the plight of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction era but I can't imagine a child who loves this movie coming away feeling racial prejudice or insensitivity towards African Americans. We should remember that this is a children's film and generally, people are happy in Disney movies. Should Birth of a Nation be banned because it champions the KKK? Of course not. We learn from our mistakes in the appreciation of our past. This isn't Nazi Germany. It was an Oscar winning film for petes sake. Please release Song of the South now.


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