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zcnd| Song of the South
Japan 1949
Director: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster
Screenplay: Dalton S. Reymond, Joel Chandler Harris
Producer: Walt Disney, Perce Pearce
Cast: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Lucile Watson
Genre: Animation, Family, Music

Running Time: 91
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC Academy Ratio)
Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English
Features: NTSC
Studio:  Classic Reels & Broadcasts Co. DVD Region:  1 G
DVD Release:  Discs:  1 (DVD) []
Reviews:  Like everyone else mentioned in previous reviews, I grew up with Uncle Remus. I remember the wise lessons Uncle Remus taught through Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear. It had been 25 years since I first saw the movie and was fortunate to obtain a converted copy. What I saw was a wonderful wise old man who loved children. I saw a small, frightened boy who came to love Uncle Remus. What I failed to see were racist remarks or portrayals. Slavery was part of our history. It was wrong. What Disney beautifully portrayed was a rich, white boy who called slaves and a share cropper's daughter his friends while purposfully avoiding the other rich white little children invited to his birthday party. Since when is it considered racist to have children of different races and economic backgrounds holding hands and playing peacefully together. Wasn't that Dr. King's dream? Please bring back Song of the South and allow future generations to find their "Laughing Place".

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