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Song of the South (1946)
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Summary: Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents'... (imdb)
Country: USA
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na Dimentia Dimentia
55
T3
The film's fatal flaw is that it's boring (excepting the animated sequences). It's not half as awful as its infamous reputation implies - its rosy viewpoints of Reconstruction-era Georgia are pretty cringeworthy, but not outright racist. (The Tar Baby thing is from African-American folklore, it's not exactly a racial slur) James Baskett is very, very good at what he does though.
na rant1229 rant1229
2
T3
na Chibichi
89
T8
na laughy
90
T10
na BartonFink
6
T6
na mallamp
70
T6
na KombatRock KombatRock
78
T7
na Travisbickle Travisbickle
60
T2
na winds winds
6
T8
na TartanLlama
60
T5
na tielardurdin
30
T1
na auhasarderik auhasarderik
60
T7
na bruinsfan bruinsfan
83
T7
na aethling
60
T4
na dognamedfrog
50
T2
na Ralph Hall
100
T8
na babamots babamots
60
T4
Definitely a child-oriented film; not being in the target demographic, I was predictably unimpressed. However, Remus's soothing voice got me through as I watched out for racism. White characters' words are accepted like orders, but Remus is such a clear hero that the message seemed to even out.
na Riel
80
T6
na PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
36
T2
na kafka1325 kafka1325
61
T6
na allisoncm allisoncm
70
T7
na kylie kylie
56
T5
na Llanirev Llanirev
70
T6
na kingofjew kingofjew
74
T5
na Nevermore Nevermore
70
T6
na Gody85 Gody85
40
T4
na DrewTheDude DrewTheDude
65
T7
na sheesh
84
T5
na unohav1 unohav_1
80
T5
na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74
T7
na Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
78
T7
na waitsup waitsup
70
T8
na sceptre_777
60
T5
na rb42083
80
T6
na abricru abricru
80
T9
na mlingkh
78
T7
na PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
97
T10
na flyingwhales
85
T8
na indifferenti indifferenti
6
T2
na svenvrossen
50
T2
na BillyShears BillyShears
70
T6
na Frosty Frosty
55
T4
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na chiphall72
67
T5
na redpatriot redpatriot
72
T7
na msweller msweller
60
T2
na DougReese DougReese
65
T7
na Political Political
60
T6
na CinemaVerite
82
T9
na kyleloomis kyle.loomis
4
T4
na tmaustin89
93
T10
na penguin
75
T8
na giska giska
25
T2
na OnTarget On_Target
50
T3
na ecalder ecalder
66
T7
na RedFalcon Red_Falcon_
72
T6
The song Zip-a-Doo-Dah and James Basket's performance as Uncle Remus are the highlights of this lower tier film from Disney's Golden Age.
na filmaffinity filmaffinity
63
T6
na JaJunk
91
T10
na Madeline Madeline
0
T1
na youtellme93
5
T1
Racism aside, this isn't amusing or entertaining in the slightest. Thumbs down.
na IsaacFord IsaacFord
70
T2
na jeffayle
60
T2
na maddog maddog
83
T8
na arcane369
75
T5
na eriond
100
T10
na cdalepirate
40
T3
na rottentomat rottentomat
40
T3
na Bluladder
75
T5
na moeta2
85
T6
na Warren Warren
55
T1
This is a film with a real troubled legacy, but the end result for me is more of a bored shrug than moral outrage or scandal. It's not overly racist, I don't think (its heart is in the right place), but it's just so full of quaint, old-timey southern cliches that it's kind of a boring experience. The animated scenes don't even offer much in terms of inventiveness or humour. James Baskett's performance is steeped in cliche but he's an appropriately pleasant and genial presence for a kids' film.
na TripleSH TripleSH
65
T5
na screentime
56
T3
na norterey norterey
50
T5
na pomattovich
90
T8
na remusclaw
75
T4
na shyfidelity
70
T6
na nymsa
90
T10
na avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
50
T5
na Not_Yuman Not Yuman
20
T3
na Stim immolations
25
T4
na goldbluming Goldbluming
34
T1
How can something be so boring and offensive at the same time?
na jacobb1313 jacobb1313
80
T8
The live-action/animation combo scenes are unbelievable, with Baskett's phenomenal acting carrys the film's suspension of disbelief. While I do admit the Tar-Baby scene is racist, I don't think the rest of it is. Remus becomes a father figure to the young boy, and so is treated positively (to be honest, it's the same basic plot structure as Mary Poppins). My personal caveat: if Gone With the Wind can be loved and appreciated and sold in the US, this should be too. It's probably even less racist.
na Icarus Icarus
75
T6
Remus is the hero of this film which nicely mixes animation with live action. He is the most interesting and complex character, and in spite of the over-the-top down home feel to the African-American characters, they are all more sympathetic than any of the white characters save the child. In terms of narrative, it's definitely simplistic, but the animated sequences are inventive and the film contains numerous moments that kids will love. A solid Disney classic.
na manwich
90
T9
na DTI
63
T2
na chaosxkitten chaosxkitten
32
T2
na Young_Jedi
100
T7
na helfen419 helfen419
68
T4
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na kogepanic nosyparker
70
T7
na Fetsch
69
T5
na gdog13cavs
65
T9
na Grrr Grrr
73
T4
na FreddieQuell
77
T7
na monoglot
60
T5
na filman7
99
T9
The animated sequences and the relationship between Driscoll's Johnny and Baskett's Uncle Remus are the strong points in a film of pure brilliance.
na Esmerodo Esmerodo
60
T3
na Dunstan_x Dunstan-x
71
T8
na tma1 tma1
50
T3
Maybe I'm too old to enjoy it, but I found it pretty boring. The mix of live-action and animation was well done. A good theme song. That's about it.
na LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
55
T6
na DocBrowne
74
T6
na Jyan
77
T5
na Shadrik Shadrik
20
T1
na Nanarama Nanarama
60
T4
na jarvlia
20
T2
na Tobia Tobia
70
T7
na naviniea naviniea
50
T4
na goran
47
T3
na RNG
48
T5
na Kusanagi Kusanagi
75
T6
na donquixotic
0
T6
na beckers1021 beckers1021
45
T7
na cayh
60
T3
na jeffv jeff_v
64
T4
na hotsake hotsake
59
T3
na Antares Antares
72
T7
na zachheltzel zachheltzel
50
T4
na ScrumYummy
67
T5
na JJ1986 JJ1986
50
T3
na clayj41 clayj41
76
T7
na dagda2
88
T8
na JasonKDarby
55
T4
na pyrosexual pyrosexual
75
T5
na Elfflame Elfflame
72
T3
na RavynLoony
51
T5
na LazarBloom
50
T1
na b0ger
60
T5
na Nick_C Nick C.
86
T3
Good story, but the only three things I really praise are the animation, James Baskket's performance, and the main song.
na DaeSanye DaeSanye
5
T4
na miss_jesus miss jesus
27
T1
The cartoons are as much fun as any classic Disney, but the amount of racist content in the film is unbelievable, from the tar baby to the depiction of Uncle Remus, and right on into the overarching "moral." The child actors are also far from appealing. The best thing about this film was the "Aunt Jemima's Mash Liquor" parody on SNL a few years ago.
na DalenQuaice Dalen_Quaice
40
T4
na loucypher loucypher
65
T4
na TheOnionRing
77
T6
na Scarface Scarface
74
T7
na mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
100
T10
na Morrisseyfan
40
T2
na gelfling
90
T7
na Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
17
T2
na moviesnmore
98
T9
na GothamCity GothamCity
70
T5
na Rocketo Rocketo
80
T8
na Criminal5 Alex Watkins
60
T2
Zippity doo dah, zippity aye/ My oh my what a wonderful day/ Here in the south whites give me no pay/ Zippity doo dah, zippity aye.
na PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
53
T1
Hey, it's offensive and incredibly boring, what a winning combination. I think the animated parts may have been decent, but I've tried to block as much of this film as possible from my memory.
na Cronos
60
T6
na adoongdong
75
T5
na margot margot
1
T1
na elcalculator
63
T6
na MentalCritic MentalCritic
64
T5
na danielldb gimmefiction
60
T4
na BaileyUNC02
50
T2
na ThePunisher ThePunisher
72
T8
na Warchild
80
T5
Entertaining, love the songs.
na LooseEnd LooseEnd
50
T6
na comanchex
44
T1
na ForrestQ ForrestQ
65
T3
na CloseFriend CloseFriend
49
T3
na Sheldrake Sheldrake
50
T4
na dr_radical dr. radical
32
T1
na MrHedgepig MrHedgepig
85
T4
na Riverbelle Riverbelle
100
T10
na kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
50
T4
na WaitingScene WaitingScene
34
T2
na mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
67
T3
na Adobe Slats
97
T10
na Zaltys Zaltys
32
T3
na theriley
50
T2
na soothsayer
43
T3
na imdb imdb
74
T9
na gtrmp
70
T6
na jksterup jksterup
80
T4
na Mulholland Mulholland
40
T2
na dissidentdov
15
T1
na mitchelly mitchelly
80
T4
na Master2Nena
25
T1
Average Tier 4.98 from 174 Rankings rss