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Song of the South (1946) DVD

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Song of the South (1946)

Directors:

 Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster

Writers:

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

Stars:

 Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett 
 
Song of the South is a blend of live action and animation, based on the popular "Uncle Remus" stories of Joel Chandler Harris. Set in the years just after the Civil War, the story begins with young Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) being sent to live at the southern plantation of his grandmother (Lucile Watson) while his parents contemplate divorce. At first disconsolate, the boy is cheered up by African-American handyman Uncle Remus (James Baskett), who tells him many delightful fables concerning the clever trickster Br'er Rabbit, whose adventures are illustrated in cartoon form. Each story has a moral, which Johnny applies to the exigencies of his real life. Johnny's mother (Ruth Warrick) disapproves of Uncle Remus, and orders the boy never to visit the kindly old black man again. Uncle Remus packs his bags and leaves; while chasing after him, Johnny is injured by a bull. He recovers thanks to the friendly presence of Uncle Remus, and all is forgiven. The film was awarded the Best Song Oscar for "Zip-a-dee Doo Dah," and James Baskett won a special Oscar for his portrayal of Uncle Remus. Disney has withheld the movie in the U.S. ever since its last theatrical re-release in 1986, due to controversy over what some (including the NAACP) argue is a sugar-coated depiction of the Reconstruction-era South. 
 
Here is the link to the film at the Internet Movie database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038969/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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  1. Uncle Remis is alive and well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 8th 2017

    As a child, I saw this movie, then it went away. Racial over tones?? After seeing this fantastic movie again, I don.t see it. The most loving, the most compassionate, the most caring people are the people of color!! Song of the South should be praised, not banned.


  2. song of the south 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 29th 2016

    very good movie didn't know it was out there it was banned due to racial reasons it is a wonderful flick cartoon and real people. you need to see it and make up your own mind


  3. Finally,a source for a movie banned in the US due to "politcal correctness" 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 17th 2016

    A wonderful movie about relationships in the deep South of the past. I saw this movie in the 40's
    and thought it was very funny and used real movies mixed with cartoons-a real advancement by the Disney organization. It should be re-introduced to this generation of kids.


  4. Wonderful old film. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 11th 2016

    I am grateful Zeus offers this rare DVD.It isn't available from other places.There is no reason to ban it from the market.I loved it as a child and couldn't wait to see it again.It is terrific fun.Thank you Zeus!


  5. Song of the South 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 8th 2016

    Great movie


  6. Nice To See What Should Be Available To All Always 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 16th 2016

    A very pleasant movie experience for nostalgia.


  7. A Zip A Dee Doo Dah Movie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 27th 2016

    "Song Of The South" was one of Walt Disney's first films using live action with animation. It tells the story of a lonely little boy on a Southern plantation who is befriended by an old black man who tells him the wonderful stories of Brer Rabbit and his adventures. The animation is first class as are the lilting songs in this film. Unfortunately, this film was shelved back in the 1970's because the politically-correct crowd deemed it to be racist. This is nonsense. All of the black characters are presented in a positive light and any child would be happy to have Uncle Remus the storyteller for a friend.


  8. Won't Find This One Anywhere 4 Star Review

    Posted by on May 17th 2016

    Disney locked this movie up in their vaults in 1986, deciding it was too controversial to release (ever).
    Too bad a few got away, on Japanese laserdisc, no less. Thanks Zeus DVD for rescuing this, nearly obsolete, classic. Zip-a-dee Doo Dah!


  9. pleased 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 27th 2015

    Took a while to receive the priduct... But, was well worth the wait... Product was mint.. .


  10. GOOD film! Not the racist film that some think it is! Lighten up! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 19th 2015

    Uncle Remus and cartoon sequences are wonderful! Child actors and James Baskett are superb. Watch and enjoy!



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