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Song of the South (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 20 November 1946 (USA)
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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.

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Dalton S. Reymond (screenplay) (as Dalton Reymond), Morton Grant (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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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

A beautiful story about the kind and loving relationship that grows between a little boy and the wise and gentle old plantation story teller. Mixed with a good dollop of Disney magical animation, it's a tragedy to be lost because of an unfortunate setting.

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Only the magic of Walt Disney could bring you the tales of Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit . . . live actors with cartoon background! See more »


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Trivia

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), the characters from this film had five cameo appearance scenes, the most from any single film: Br'er Bear can be seen walking off the Maroon Cartoons studio lot; In the first Toontown sequence, the three Sis Moles pop up from the ground; Afterwards, the Tar Baby can be seen sitting on the back fence; The three hummingbirds say "Hi Eddie" and "Bye Eddie" as Eddie Valiant drives by; and Br'er Bear can be seen in the toon crowd of the final scene. 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: [laughs] Yes, sir. There's other ways of learning about the behind feet of a mule then getting kicked by them. Sure as I'm named Remus. And just cause these your tales about critters like Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. That don't mean they ain't the same like can happen to folks. So then what can't learn from a tale about critters, just ain't got they ears tuned for listening. Like as not they too busy going along all mixed up with they own troubles. Uh, like the time that Miss Sally and...
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Alternate Versions

On a 1991 British VHS release and a British television broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 2006, the "The End" card was displayed on a blue background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stargate SG-1: Seth (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody's Got a Laughing Place
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Written by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert
Performed by James Baskett and Nick Stewart
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User Reviews

 
A very effective blend of live-action and animation that is sadly unavailable in the US.
5 March 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

I saw this on one of it's re-releases when I was very young and it has stayed with me. It is one of Disney's best efforts and I'd love to see it again. Unfortunately, Disney is loathe to offend anyone and it therefore seems that this film will be consigned to the vaults because Disney is unwilling to risk any heat. It's too bad, because the film teachs tolerance among other lessons. Recommended, if you can see it at all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1946 (USA) 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, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$37,459,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,459,346
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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