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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. Coheed's Celluloid Pit (private: Coheed)
10. Ignored Films (your private collection) | remove from collection
11. Filmspotting Ratings Project: Week 15 (private: PeaceAnarchy)
12. Welcome to the Basement (private: donkeyjelly)
13. Carolina Theater Retro Films (private: djcrawfo)
14. Rated (private: giska)


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screentime
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indifferenti indifferenti
6T2
cayh
60T3
Aylmer
90T10
OnTarget On_Target
50T3
Dicke_Taube
70T6
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.
Nanarama Nanarama
60T4
Kusanagi Kusanagi
75T6
mitchelly mitchelly
80T4
tmaustin89
93T10
giska giska
25T1
kingofjew kingofjew
74T6
zetes
90T9
Gody85 Gody85
40T4
kylie kylie
56T6
sheesh
84T5
Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
17T2
nymsa
90T10
filmcricket
71T8
bruinsfan bruinsfan
83T7
Exsilium
75T10
remusclaw
75T4
Political Political
60T6
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
51T5
Zaltys Zaltys
32T3
WilliamOTyle
80T8
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.
Master2Nena
25T1
LooseEnd LooseEnd
50T6
manwich
90T9
sceptre_777
60T5
allisoncm allisoncm
70T7
chaosxkitten chaosxkitten
32T2
Elfflame Elfflame
72T3
Morrisseyfan
40T2
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65T4
clayj41 clayj41
76T7
peekingpanda peekingpanda
20T2
Bluladder
75T5
aethling
60T4
psych0naut psych0naut (The Socialist Standard)
40T2
mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
100T10
rant1229 rant1229
2T3
mikerog12
70T5
BillyShears BillyShears
70T6
Esmerodo Esmerodo
60T3
WaitingScene WaitingScene
34T2
redpatriot redpatriot
72T7
eriond
100T10
gelfling
90T7
TheOnionRing
77T6
Fetsch
69T5
DocBrowne
74T6
comanchex
44T1
BaileyUNC02
50T2
baconadidas bacon&adidas
50T1
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.
mlingkh
78T7
MrHedgepig MrHedgepig
85T4
critickerlan
94T9
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
4T5
kafka1325 kafka1325
61T6
JJ1986 JJ1986
50T3
Warchild
80T5
Entertaining, love the songs.
Antares Antares
72T7
mallamp
70T6
margot margot
1T1
DalenQuaice Dalen_Quaice
40T4
ScrumYummy
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55T4
arcane369
75T5
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77T5
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60T4
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5T4
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50T4
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55T6
rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
40T1
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64T4
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45T7
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50T1
tielardurdin
30T1
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80T6
gdog13cavs
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71T8
MentalCritic MentalCritic
64T5
imdb imdb
74T9
Grrr Grrr
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pomattovich
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msweller msweller
60T2
penguin
75T8
gtrmp
70T6
goran
47T3
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.
CloseFriend CloseFriend
49T3
Riverbelle Riverbelle
100T10
Young_Jedi
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Tobia Tobia
70T7
Madeline Madeline
0T1
auhasarderik auhasarderik
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naviniea naviniea
50T4
DTI
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RavynLoony
51T5
DrewTheDude DrewTheDude
65T7
Cronos
60T6
dagda2
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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.
jwmartin
90T8
Not_Yuman Not Yuman
20T2
Scarface Scarface
74T7
laughy
90T10
Travisbickle Travisbickle
60T2
youtellme93
5T1
Racism aside, this isn't amusing or entertaining in the slightest. Thumbs down.
herge
60T6
ecalder ecalder
66T7
zachheltzel zachheltzel
50T4
PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
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moeta2
85T6
Adobe Slats
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theriley
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b0ger
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Stim immolations
30T4
Rocketo Rocketo
80T8
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
78T7
monoglot
60T5
ferguson
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BeeDub BeeDub
80T4
dognamedfrog
50T2
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
50T4
RNG
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flyingwhales
85T8
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70T6
BartonFink
6T6
jeffv jeff_v
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80T4
Shadrik Shadrik
20T1
maddog maddog
83T8
Ralph Hall
100T8
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.
Chibichi
89T8
aerrich
60T7
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.
dr_radical dr. radical
32T1
shyfidelity
70T6
unohav1 unohav_1
80T5
DougReese DougReese
65T7
ThePunisher ThePunisher
72T8
haljordan2 haljordan2
46T5
mlpgaffney mlpgaffney
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filmaffinity filmaffinity
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abricru abricru
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winds winds
6T8
hotdishtv hotdishtv ()
100T10
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
77T7
Caracortada
70T8
goldbluming Goldbluming
34T1
How can something be so boring and offensive at the same time?
jeffayle
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moodeuce
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rb42083
80T6
waitsup waitsup
70T8
hotsake hotsake
59T4
cdalepirate
40T3
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.
momothepeach momothepeach
58T4
KombatRock KombatRock
78T7
Sheldrake Sheldrake
50T4
PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
36T2
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.
adoongdong
75T5
rottentomat rottentomat
40T3
dissidentdov
15T1
elcalculator
63T6
10kfilms
60T6
IsaacFord IsaacFord
70T2
CinemaVerite
82T9
ForrestQ ForrestQ
65T3
moviesnmore
98T9
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.
chiphall72
62T4
TripleSH TripleSH
65T5
helfen419 helfen419
68T4
Harsh
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74T7
soothsayer
43T3
kdykema82
60T2
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.
Mulholland Mulholland
40T2
pyrosexual pyrosexual
75T4
Riel
80T6
JaJunk
91T10
kogepanic nosyparker
70T7
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.
boothmillard
50T3
Average Tier 5.09 from 197 Rankings rss