Song of the South

Mom and Dad took me to see this movie and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" became my choice of song to sing when it was a particularly good day. You can listen to this song at My Jukebox. I believe the plot was over my head because all I remembered from the movie was the wonderful animal characters of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear, and Br'er Fox.

About the Movie from Wikipedia

Song of the South was produced by Walt Disney and released on November 12, 1946, by RKO Radio Pictures. The movie is based on the stories by Joel Chandler Harris about Uncle Remus.

The hit song from the film was "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Song.

The film inspired the Disney theme park ride Splash Mountain.

The film has never been released in its entirety on home video in the USA because of content which Disney executives believe would be construed by some as racially insensitive towards blacks. In 2006, the board of directors once again agreed not to release the movie on DVD. Some portions of this film have been issued on VHS and DVD as part of either compilations or special editions of Disney films."

Although it has been rumored that the NAACP banned this Disney movie, that was untrue -- they simply expressed their disapproval of the portrayal of African-Americans in the film, and their concern about its potential to present an image of an idyllic master-slave relationship.

My Opinion

I'm glad I was just a little girl and could go and enjoy this movie never making any connection to things like political correctness.

At this writing, January 2010, is now offering the DVD Song of the South. It can be ordered and they will notify you when it becomes available.