Song of the South facts for kids
|Song of the South|
|Directed by||Harve Foster (live action)
Wilfred Jackson (animation)
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Written by||Dalton S. Reymond
Joel Chandler Harris (original stories)
Johnny Lee (voice)
Nick Stewart (voice)
|Music by||Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith (score), Edward Plumb (orchestration)|
|Editing by||William M. Morgan|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.|
|Release date(s)||November 12, 1946|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Money made||US $65,000,000|
Song of the South has never been fully released on home video in the USA 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. The movie also got a limited home video release in Asia, Europe, and South America.
Images for kids
Clockwise from left: Ginny (Luana Patten), Uncle Remus (James Baskett), Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) and Toby (Glenn Leedy)
Br'er Rabbit takes Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear to his "laughing place"
James Baskett was voted an Academy Honorary Award for his portrayal of Uncle Remus, the first African-American man to win any kind of Oscar.
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