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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringDaniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, Charles WolcottNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Allie Wrubel; Lyrics by Ray GilbertWon
Special AwardTo 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
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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: It happum on one ah dem Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Days. Now dat's the kinda day where you can't opem yo mouf widout a song jumpin right out of it!


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.


[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.


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In an article titled, "Disney's Laughin' Place" by Frank Stephenson, we read that, "Following its debut, the NAACP registered its official displeasure of what it called the film's 'racial stereotyping' a charge echoed by the National Urban League."
In 1972, Buena Vista distributed this film on a double bill with another Disney film, The Boatniks.
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.
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