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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)

Genres: Musical, Family/Kids, Adventure, Animation

Country: USA

Directed By: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster

Written By: Joel Chandler Harris, Dalton S. Reymond

Starring: Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Hattie McDaniel

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Song of the South belongs to 22 collections
1. Disney's Theatrical Live-Action (public: moderated by Vesey - 2 stars)
2. Oscar: Best Original Song (public: moderated by monclivie - 1 star)
3. Highest grossing film of the year (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
4. 3-strip Technicolor films (your public collection - 1 star) | remove from collection
5. Musicals (public: moderated by BeeDub - 1 star)
6. Highest Grossing Films by Year (public: moderated by whatismyname)
7. Gregg Toland (public: moderated by jodamico)
8. rjonkdkfehv (your private collection - 8 stars) | remove from collection
9. Rated (private: giska - 1 star)
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12. Filmspotting Ratings Project: Week 15 (private: PeaceAnarchy)
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14. Carolina Theater Retro Films (private: djcrawfo)


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Shadrik Shadrik
20T1
OldAle1
80T6
giska giska
25T1
ecalder ecalder
66T7
rb42083
80T6
margot margot
1T1
aethling
60T4
hotdishtv hotdishtv ()
100T10
boothmillard
50T3
b0ger
60T5
Young_Jedi
100T7
abricru abricru
80T9
penguin
75T8
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
67T3
TheOnionRing
77T6
mitchelly mitchelly
80T4
MrHedgepig MrHedgepig
85T4
CinemaVerite
82T9
BillyShears BillyShears
70T6
DrewTheDude DrewTheDude
65T7
DougReese DougReese
65T7
cayh
60T3
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
4T4
PrinceKaro PrinceKaro
50T4
Nick_C Nick C.
86T3
Good story, but the only three things I really praise are the animation, James Baskket's performance, and the main song.
screentime
56T3
remusclaw
75T4
baconadidas bacon&adidas
50T1
cdalepirate
40T3
clayj41 clayj41
76T7
moviesnmore
98T9
moodeuce
70T6
eriond
100T10
aerrich
60T7
beckers1021 beckers1021
45T7
allisoncm allisoncm
70T7
Zodoto Zodoto
75T4
RedFalcon Red_Falcon_
72T6
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.
Esmerodo Esmerodo
60T3
Scarface Scarface
74T7
rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
40T1
Sandstorm Sandstorm
80T6
BartonFink
6T6
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74T7
soothsayer
43T3
Icarus Icarus
75T6
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.
Exsilium
75T10
Stim immolations
30T4
psych0naut psych0naut (The Socialist Standard)
40T2
imdb imdb
74T9
Warchild
80T5
Entertaining, love the songs.
Antares Antares
72T7
DocBrowne
74T6
preppy-3
80T8
momothepeach momothepeach
58T4
jarvlia
20T2
zachheltzel zachheltzel
50T4
herge
60T6
LooseEnd LooseEnd
50T6
TartanLlama
60T4
mallamp
70T6
hotsake hotsake
59T4
CloseFriend CloseFriend
49T3
Mentaculus Mentaculus
80T8
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.
jwmartin
90T8
8raz 8raz
64T4
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
50T4
Travisbickle Travisbickle
60T2
dr_radical dr. radical
32T1
Nevermore Nevermore
70T6
Master2Nena
25T1
Jyan
77T5
sheesh
84T5
kafka1325 kafka1325
61T6
JaJunk
91T10
jeffv jeff_v
64T4
PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
36T2
maddog maddog
83T8
goldbluming Goldbluming
34T1
How can something be so boring and offensive at the same time?
goran
47T3
helfen419 helfen419
68T4
Harsh
haljordan2 haljordan2
46T5
MentalCritic MentalCritic
64T5
adoongdong
75T5
dissidentdov
15T1
IsaacFord IsaacFord
70T2
monoglot
60T5
PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
53T1
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.
pyrosexual pyrosexual
75T4
kingofjew kingofjew
74T6
Cronos
60T6
Not_Yuman Not Yuman
20T2
filmaffinity filmaffinity
63T6
KombatRock KombatRock
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bruinsfan bruinsfan
83T7
jeffayle
60T2
flyingwhales
85T8
Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
71T8
rottentomat rottentomat
40T3
dognamedfrog
50T2
ThePunisher ThePunisher
72T8
Ralph Hall
100T8
Dimentia Dimentia
55T3
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.
10kfilms
60T6
babamots babamots
60T4
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.
BaileyUNC02
50T2
Gody85 Gody85
40T4
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
55T6
indifferenti indifferenti
6T2
LazarBloom
50T1
critickerlan
94T9
Political Political
60T6
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
77T7
youtellme93
5T1
Racism aside, this isn't amusing or entertaining in the slightest. Thumbs down.
RNG
48T5
manwich
90T9
winds winds
6T8
loucypher loucypher
65T4
Zaltys Zaltys
32T3
Warren Warren
55T1
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.
PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
97T10
OnTarget On_Target
50T3
comanchex
44T1
nymsa
90T10
BeeDub BeeDub
80T4
rant1229 rant1229
2T3
jksterup jksterup
80T4
kogepanic nosyparker
70T7
tmaustin89
93T10
laughy
90T10
Rocketo Rocketo
80T8
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34T2
Mulholland Mulholland
40T2
DaeSanye DaeSanye
5T4
pomattovich
90T8
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40T4
theriley
50T2
Kusanagi Kusanagi
75T6
WilliamOTyle
80T8
mlingkh
78T7
Adobe Slats
97T10
Frosty Frosty
55T4
elcalculator
63T6
Riverbelle Riverbelle
100T10
zetes
90T9
Grrr Grrr
73T4
chiphall72
62T4
ForrestQ ForrestQ
65T3
kdykema82
60T2
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
78T7
ScrumYummy
67T5
filman7
99T9
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.
arcane369
75T5
naviniea naviniea
50T4
Criminal5 Alex Watkins
60T2
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.
gtrmp
70T6
Bluladder
75T5
waitsup waitsup
70T8
redpatriot redpatriot
72T7
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
51T5
Elfflame Elfflame
72T3
Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
17T2
miss_jesus miss jesus
27T1
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.
Nanarama Nanarama
60T4
mikerog12
70T5
moeta2
85T6
Dicke_Taube
70T6
kylie kylie
56T6
Chibichi
89T8
JJ1986 JJ1986
50T3
auhasarderik auhasarderik
70T6
Tobia Tobia
70T7
Madeline Madeline
0T1
Morrisseyfan
40T2
TripleSH TripleSH
65T5
gdog13cavs
65T9
unohav1 unohav_1
80T5
ferguson
60T4
chaosxkitten chaosxkitten
32T2
dagda2
88T8
gelfling
90T7
Aylmer
90T10
Caracortada
70T8
RavynLoony
51T5
shyfidelity
70T6
mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
100T10
tielardurdin
30T1
Sheldrake Sheldrake
50T4
DTI
63T2
sceptre_777
60T5
tma1 tma1
50T3
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.
msweller msweller
60T2
Fetsch
69T5
Riel
80T6
Average Tier 5.08 from 195 Rankings rss