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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 mitchelly
80
T4
na dr. radical
32
T1
na sceptre_777
60
T5
na MentalCritic
64
T5
na LetsGoEatHuh
55
T6
na nosyparker
70
T7
na Travisbickle
60
T2
na jksterup
80
T4
na BartonFink
6
T6
na FreddieQuell
77
T7
na Morrisseyfan
40
T2
na theriley
50
T2
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na LooseEnd
50
T6
na Llanirev
70
T6
na Bluladder
75
T5
na rb42083
80
T6
na 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 Sheldrake
50
T4
na abricru
80
T9
na Gody85
40
T4
na RNG
48
T5
na DrewTheDude
65
T7
na auhasarderik
60
T7
na elcalculator
63
T6
na beckers1021
45
T7
na Esmerodo
60
T3
na helfen419
68
T4
Harsh
na LazarBloom
50
T1
na Jyan
77
T5
na screentime
56
T3
na imdb
74
T9
na immolations
25
T4
na adoongdong
75
T5
na donquixotic
0
T6
na Not Yuman
20
T3
na kafka1325
61
T6
na norterey
50
T5
na zachheltzel
50
T4
na On_Target
50
T3
na Frosty
55
T4
na TripleSH
65
T5
na 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 Dimentia
55
T2
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 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 CloseFriend
49
T3
na Gordon Cole
78
T7
na tielardurdin
30
T1
na Dalen_Quaice
40
T4
na goran
47
T3
na DougReese
65
T7
na Political
60
T6
na shyfidelity
70
T6
na Scarface
74
T7
na tmaustin89
93
T10
na arcane369
75
T5
na Zaltys
32
T3
na DaeSanye
5
T4
na BillyShears
70
T6
na penguin
75
T8
na WaitingScene
34
T2
na soothsayer
43
T3
na flyingwhales
85
T8
na Cronos
60
T6
na 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 remusclaw
75
T4
na Ralph Hall
100
T8
na kyle.loomis
4
T4
na BaileyUNC02
50
T2
na waitsup
70
T8
na Riel
80
T6
na allisoncm
70
T7
na gelfling
90
T7
na Young_Jedi
100
T7
na Antares
72
T7
na 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 JasonKDarby
55
T4
na comanchex
44
T1
na manwich
90
T9
na monoglot
60
T5
na gimmefiction
60
T4
na Adobe Slats
97
T10
na Dunstan-x
71
T8
na hotsake
59
T3
na naviniea
50
T4
na filmaffinity
63
T6
na ecalder
66
T7
na Grrr
73
T4
na moeta2
85
T6
na Master2Nena
25
T1
na unohav_1
80
T5
na loucypher
65
T4
na bruinsfan
83
T7
na TartanLlama
60
T5
na Shadrik
20
T1
na pyrosexual
75
T4
na chiphall72
67
T5
na Warchild
80
T5
Entertaining, love the songs.
na kangadoodoo
50
T4
na sheesh
84
T5
na Nevermore
70
T6
na Madeline
0
T1
na kingofjew
74
T5
na eriond
100
T10
na youtellme93
5
T1
Racism aside, this isn't amusing or entertaining in the slightest. Thumbs down.
na PassTheSalt
97
T10
na chaosxkitten
32
T2
na jarvlia
20
T2
na Tobia
70
T7
na rant1229
2
T3
na TheOnionRing
77
T6
na dognamedfrog
50
T2
na redpatriot
72
T7
na 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 IMDb-byvotes
74
T7
na pomattovich
90
T8
na 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 avgcrtckr
50
T5
na JaJunk
91
T10
na dissidentdov
15
T1
na 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 MrHedgepig
85
T4
na kylie
56
T5
na Nanarama
60
T4
na ScrumYummy
67
T5
na laughy
90
T10
na mlingkh
78
T7
na indifferenti
6
T2
na Goldbluming
34
T1
How can something be so boring and offensive at the same time?
na nymsa
90
T10
na gdog13cavs
65
T9
na ThePunisher
72
T8
na PeregrinVelo
36
T2
na clayj41
76
T7
na maddog
83
T8
na jeffayle
60
T2
na jeff_v
64
T4
na b0ger
60
T5
na CinemaVerite
82
T9
na IsaacFord
70
T2
na aethling
60
T4
na Rocketo
80
T8
na DTI
63
T2
na KombatRock
78
T7
na moviesnmore
98
T9
na mallamp
70
T6
na winds
6
T8
na Kusanagi
75
T6
na margot
1
T1
na cdalepirate
40
T3
na 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 mynameisdoug
100
T10
na Elfflame
72
T2
na gtrmp
70
T6
na GothamCity
70
T5
na cayh
60
T3
na Mulholland
40
T2
na rottentomat
40
T3
na Chibichi
89
T8
na msweller
60
T2
na dagda2
88
T8
na 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 Fetsch
69
T5
na Riverbelle
100
T10
na mlpgaffney
67
T3
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 JJ1986
50
T3
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