Saturday, June 15, 2024

Song of the South-1946

Interesting to see this early marketing for Walt Disney's SONG OF THE SOUTH, which would go on to become one of the great hot-button issues among Disney fans. Back in the '90s, I got a bootleg copy on VHS. I asked every black person who came into my store for a few days their opinion of it. Most who knew it liked it! Many stared humming or even singing the songs! Two women paid me to burn them copies of it!

For the record there are zero slaves in the film as it's set during the Reconstruction era. The movie itself is a fairly dull drama but the animation sequences are gold, the music is memorable, and James Baskett as Uncle Remus remains visually iconic. A shame people can't actually see his great performance anymore. He actually died soon afterwards. 


1 comment:

  1. I remember going to the reissue at a local cinema, must have been in the early 1970s. I thought it was a great film. I guess there are Japanese copies out there, in english.