Song of the South
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place.
The art of animation and live-action are blended brilliantly to create Song of the South. This wonderfully colourful spectacle is filled with facinating characters, including the smart and witty Brer Rabbit and his bumbling sidekick Brer Bear. Featuring an Academy Award-winning song and dazzling animated effects, it has become a memorable and beloved family classic!
Song of the South is a feature film by Walt Disney, first released on November 12, 1946 and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. It was one of Disney's earliest feature films to combine live action footage with animation and was the first Disney feature film in which live actors were hired for lead roles. The live actors provide a sentimental frame-story, in which Uncle Remus relates the folk tales of the adventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends; these anthropomorphic animal characters appear in animation. The film is often the subject of controversy, frequently accused of racism. The film was awarded the Best Song Oscar for "Zip-a-dee Doo Dah," and James Baskett won a special Oscar for his portrayal of Uncle Remus.
Starring Lucile Watson, Ruth Warrick, Hattie McDaniel, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll. Directed by Harve Foster and Wilfred Jackson.