Song of the South (1946) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Wilfred Jackson and Harve Foster and produced by Walt Disney and Perce Pearce.
Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, Charles Wolcott||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Allie Wrubel; Lyrics by Ray Gilbert||Won|
|Special Award||To James 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.||Won|
Contrary to Popular Opinion Blogathon: Song of the South (1946)By Bernardo Villela on Jan 18, 2015 From The Movie Rat
Is This Really Contrary to Popular Opinion, or Why Choose Song of the South In the course of this brief examination of Song of the South I hope that the only mea culpa I have to write is about the fact that my enjoying this film is not a minority view. Usually, when I?ve seen discussion about the fi... Read full article
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Uncle Remus: [narrating] Well, sir, you ain't never seen nobody that had humble-come-tumbledness down as fine as what Brer Rabbit had it then. Poor little critter, he learned a powerful lesson. But he learned it too late. But it just goes to show what comes of mixin' up with somethin' you got no business with in the first place. And don't you never forget it.
[Uncle Remus, having been banned by Sally from ever seeing Johnny again, decides to pack up and leave for Atlanta]
Uncle Remus: Oh, I knows. I knows. I'm just a worn-out ol' man what don't do nothin' but tell stories. But they ain't never done no harm to nobody. And if they don't do no good, how come they last so long? This here's the only home I knows. I was going to whitewash the walls, too, but not now. Time done run out.
Johnny: Where's Brer Rabbit's Briar Patch?
Uncle Remus: Where? Well, now, lemme see. That I can't exactly say, 'cause I ain't been keepin' close track as I used to.
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Not only did James Baskett play Uncle Remus, but after Johnny Lee was called away to do promotion for the picture, he also played Brer Rabbit for the "Laughing Place" scene and sang the "Laughing Place" song, as well as the butterfly he originally auditioned to play.
The film was first released in 1946. Disney re-released the film in 1956, but in 1970 Disney announced in Variety that Song of the South had been "permanently" retired, but the studio eventually changed its mind and re-released the film in 1972, 1981, and again in 1986 for a 40th anniversary celebration.
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