Song of the South Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2952

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 35

Theatrical Release Date: 11/12/1946

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Family

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson

Actors: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Hattie McDaniel, Luana Patten, Lucile Watson

Plot: During the southern reconstruction, A young boy’s father goes on a trip for a period of time leaving the boy and his mother on a large plantation. only the stories told by the kindly Uncle Remus and a pet dog are there to try and fill the hole were his father once was.

The stories that Uncle Remus tells are of a cast of characters including Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox. Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are constantly trying to capture Br’er Rabbit, but Br’er Rabbit always gets away and learns a lesson along the way.

Soon the boy’s mother who is also trying to cope with her husbands leaving try’s to take both the dog and the stories away from him. It’s up to the boy and Uncle Remus that the stories can helpful rather then harmful.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/26/2011

An enjoyable early Disney film with a good-natured cast and some excellent music. I like the Southern setting and felt the blend of animated characters and real life came across as more magical than corny. Also, didn't find it at all offensive, like some people seem to.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/11/2010

I remember watching this in school and can't figure out why Disney won't release this on DVD. It has fantastic songs music and a very good story. Offensive? Only if you have nothing better to complain about.

Full Movie Reviews

Gabe
Gabe
Producer

Rating of
2/4

Not offensive in the least

Gabe - wrote on 01/30/2013

First of all, this film is not offensive. It was made in 1946, slavery was abolished, but in reality was still going strong in the south. But, it also depicts late 1800's, I'm assuming Civil War era, America. Though we never do find out when exactly this film takes place. This film is much like Twain's Huck Finn, or Tarantino's Django Unchained, it just depicts the times. There is nothing wrong in doing that. In fact, if done right it can be used as a learning tool.

As for the film itself, Uncle Remus is a charming character. I would've loved to have known a man like him to tell me stories when I was younger. And everytime he is on-screen the film takes a turn for the better. However, the rest of the acting is quite flat. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY is good. Okay, maybe, …

tinkchick555
tinkchick555
Movie Star

Rating of
4/4

We Can't Have This Movie Why?

tinkchick555 - wrote on 08/09/2010

My family and I have always been huge Disney buffs, so once we found out about Song of the South, we immediately went through a long process to obtain a copy. It was banned in the US for the simple reason that Disney is afraid it will offend some people. However, I have never been able to figure out how anyone could be offended by it. Yes, the film mentions slavery, but it never has any racial slurs and Uncle Remus is quickly most people's favorite character.

The movie follows a young boy and he is told stories about a smart rabbit by Uncle Remus. When a story is told, the movie changes from live-action to animation. The story is truly enjoyable and I feel the young and young at heart will cherish it. It also includes the classic song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" and the animation is the …

Allison
Allison
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Disney thinks this is offensive, no one else does

Allison - wrote on 02/18/2008

Disney has pulled this film and it is not currently avaiable. The time is after the Civil War and the negros are free, so I don't see what is so offensive about this movie. White and black people get along fine. There are no racial slurs. The black people live in poverty and so do some of the white people. The "bad" people are white and there is also a bad bear and a bad fox.

Anyhow, a great and enjoyable movie. I'm not sure if I saw this in the theaters when I was younger. I was 5 when it hit theaters last and there's a huge chance. Maybe when I was younger I read a Disney book about this. And I REMEMBER THE RIDE AT DISNEYLAND! Do they still have it? It was like a log ride and I remember the fox and the axe.

This is insane. I was reading all about it on the web last night. The …

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