Song of the South

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Song of the South
Directed byHarve Foster (live action)
Wilfred Jackson (animation)
Written byDalton S. Reymond
Morton Grant
Maurice Rapf
Bill Peet
Ralph Wright
George Stallings
Joel Chandler Harris (original stories)
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringJames Baskett
Bobby Driscoll
Luana Patten
Glenn Leedy
Ruth Warrick
Lucile Watson
Hattie McDaniel
Johnny Lee (voice)
Nick Stewart (voice)
CinematographyGregg Toland
Edited byWilliam M. Morgan
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith (score), Edward Plumb (orchestration)
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date
November 12, 1946
Running time
94 minutes
BudgetUS $2,125,000[1]
Box officeUS $65,000,000[2]

Song of the South is a movie produced by Walt Disney. It was released on November 12, 1946, by RKO Radio Pictures. It is based on the Uncle Remus stories written by Joel Chandler Harris.[1]

Song of the South has never been fully released on home video in the USA[3] because of content which some people could see as racism towards black people and is thus subject to rumors. However, a song from the movie, Zip a Dee Doo Dah, is very popular, and there is a ride based on the movie at various Disney theme parks, though it was recently announced that it will be changed to a ride based on The Princess and the Frog as a result of the George Floyd protests. The movie also got a limited home video release in Asia, Europe, and South America.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Solomon, Charles (1989), p. 186. Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation. ISBN 0-394-54684-9. Alfred A. Knopf. Accessed February 16, 2008.
  2. Gabler, Neal (2006-10-31). Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf. pp. 432–9, 456, 463, 486, 511, 599. ISBN 067943822X.
  3. "Disney (Song of the South)". Urban Legends Reference Pages. Retrieved 2007-01-18.