animated movie Song of the South © Disney
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Song of the South

Seven year-old Johnny is excited by what he believes to be a holiday at his grandmother's Georgia plantation. However it becomes apparent that his parent's are separating. Deciding to run away, Johnny encounters Uncle Remus, an elderly black worker, who entrances him with a series of stories about Brer Rabbit, Fox and Bear. These stories are presented wholly as animation, so this is a movie which for the most part alternates between live action and animation, rather than combining the two.

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Song of The South is one of my favorite live action/animated movies,along with "The Pagemaster" and "Arthur and The Invisbles." Also I am starting to...
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It's a real shame that a review of this film inevitably has to start by addressing the PC/racist issue which has caused Disney to swear never to re-release it, but...
Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
James Baskett ... Br'er Fox, Uncle Remus
Johnny Lee ... Br'er Rabbit
Nick Stewart ... Br'er Bear
Featuring live-action actors:
Bobby Driscoll ... Johnny
James Baskett ... Uncle Remus
Ruth Warrick ... Sally
Mary Field ... Mrs. Favers
Lucile Watson ... Grandmother
Glen Leedy ... Toby
Luana Patten ... Ginny
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Produced by: Walt Disney
Musical Score by: Paul J. Smith
Songs by: Foster Carling, Sam Coslow, Eliot Daniel, Ray Gilbert, Hy Heath, Arthur Johnston, Johnny Lange, Robert MacGimsey and Allie Wrubel
Writing Credits: Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Vernon Stallings, Dalton S. Reymond and Joel Chandler Harris
Supervising / Directing Animators: Ollie Johnston and Eric Larson
Based on: (in part) Uncle Remus stories by Joe Harris

animated movie Song of the South © DisneyDespite substantial fan outcry, Disney has reputedly stated that 'Song of the South' will never be re-released in any form, however non-US versions (for instance a UK VHS version, and even a US Laser Disc) are probably still available, with a little dilligence.

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