Song of the South is a 1946 American live-action/animated musical film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is based on the collection of Uncle Remus stories as adapted by Joel Chandler Harris, stars James Baskett as Uncle Remus; the film takes place in the southern United States during the Reconstruction era, a period of American history after the end of the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. The story follows seven-year-old Johnny, visiting his grandmother's plantation for an extended stay. Johnny befriends Uncle Remus, one of the workers on the plantation, takes joy in hearing his tales about the adventures of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, Br'er Bear. Johnny learns from the stories how to cope with the challenges he is experiencing while living on the plantation. Walt Disney had wanted to produce a film based on the Uncle Remus stories for some time, it was not until 1939 that he began negotiating with the Harris family for the film rights, in 1944, filming for Song of the South began.
The studio constructed a plantation set for the outdoor scenes in Phoenix and some other scenes were filmed in Hollywood. The film is predominantly live action, but includes three animated segments, which were released as stand-alone television features; some scenes feature a combination of live action with animation. Song of the South premiered in Atlanta in November 1946 and the remainder of its initial theater run was a financial success; the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Original Song and Baskett received an Academy Honorary Award for his performance as Uncle Remus. Since its original release, Song of the South has remained a subject of controversy; some critics have described the film's portrayal of African Americans as racist and offensive, maintaining that the black vernacular and other qualities are stereotypes. In addition, the plantation setting is sometimes criticized as glorified; because of this controversy, Disney has not released Song of the South on any home video format in the United States.
Some of the musical and animated sequences have been released through other means, the full film has seen home video distribution in other countries. The cartoon characters from the film have continued to appear in a variety of books and other media; the Disney theme park ride. The film is set on a plantation in the southern United States. Although sometimes misinterpreted as taking place before the American Civil War while slavery was still legal in the region, the film takes place during the Reconstruction Era after slavery was abolished. Harris's original Uncle Remus stories were all set after the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Born in 1848, Harris himself was a racial reconciliation activist writer and journalist of the Reconstruction Era; the film makes several indirect references to the Reconstruction Era: clothing is in the newer late-Victorian style. Seven-year-old Johnny is excited about what he believes to be a vacation at his grandmother's Georgia plantation with his parents and John Sr.
When they arrive at the plantation, he discovers that his parents will be living apart temporarily, he will live at the plantation with his mother and grandmother while his father returns to Atlanta to continue his controversial editorship of that city's newspaper. Distraught at his father's departure, Johnny secretly leaves for Atlanta that night with only a bindle; as Johnny sneaks away from the plantation, he is attracted by the voice of Uncle Remus telling tales of a character named Br'er Rabbit. By this time, word had gotten out that Johnny was missing, some plantation residents are looking for him. Johnny evades being discovered, but Uncle Remus catches up with him, befriends him, offers him food for his journey, takes him back to his cabin, where he tells the boy the traditional African-American folktale, "Br'er Rabbit Earns a Dollar a Minute". In the story, Br'er Rabbit attempts to run away from home only to change his mind after an encounter with Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. Johnny lets Uncle Remus take him back to his mother.
Johnny makes friends with Toby, a young black boy who lives on the plantation, Ginny Favers, a poor white girl. Ginny gives Johnny a puppy after her two older brothers and Jake, threaten to drown it. Johnny's mother refuses to let him take care of the puppy, so he takes it to Uncle Remus. Uncle Remus takes the dog in and delights Johnny and his friends with the fable of Br'er Rabbit and the Tar-Baby, stressing that people shouldn't get involved with something they have no business with in the first place. Johnny heeds the advice of how Br'er Rabbit used reverse psychology on Br'er Fox and begs the Favers brothers not to tell their mother about the dog; the reverse psychology works, the boys go to speak with their mother realize that Johnny had fooled them. In an act of revenge, they tell Sally about the dog, she becomes upset that Uncle Remus kept the dog despite her order. She instructs Uncle Remus not to tell any more stories to her son. Johnny's birthday arrives and Johnny picks up Ginny to take her to his party.
On the way there and Jake push Ginny into a mud puddle. With her dress ruined, Ginny runs off crying. Johnny begins fighting with the boys, but their fight is broken up by Uncle Remus, who scolds Joe and Jake. Johnny runs off to comfort Ginny, he explains that he does not want to go either since his father will not be there. Uncle Remus discovers both dejecte
Famous is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, released in 2000. It was awarded the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Billy Crudup - lead guitar Jason Lee - lead singer John Fedevich - drums Mark Kozelek - bass guitar Peter Frampton Mike McCready Jon Bayless Ben Smith Gordon Kennedy Marti Frederiksen – vocals Other music used in the film did not appear on the soundtrack album; as with the songs in the released soundtrack, they are snippets of a minute or less. Alvin and the Chipmunks: "The Chipmunk Song" Brenton Wood: "The Oogum Boogum Song" The Stooges: "Search and Destroy" Black Sabbath: "Paranoid" Jethro Tull "Teacher" Yes: "Roundabout" Joni Mitchell: "River" Black Sabbath: "Sweet Leaf" Nancy Wilson: "Cabin in the Air" Little Feat: "Easy to Slip" Raspberries: "Go All the Way" Stillwater: "Hour of Need" The Guess Who: "Albert Flasher" Stillwater: "Love Thing" Neil Young and Crazy Horse: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" Fleetwood Mac: "Future Games" Deep Purple: "Burn" Stillwater: "You Had to Be There" Blodwyn Pig: "Dear Jill" Steely Dan: "Reelin' in the Years" MC5: "Looking at You" Stillwater: "Love Comes and Goes" The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Voodoo Child" Free: "Wishing Well" Buddy Holly and The Crickets: "Peggy Sue"# Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: "The Cover of The Rolling Stone"# Elton John: "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" Stevie Wonder: "My Cherie Amour" Chicago: "Colour My World"# Neil Young and Crazy Horse: "Cortez the Killer" Led Zeppelin: "The Rain Song" Led Zeppelin: "Bron-Yr-Aur" Led Zeppelin: "Tangerine" Led Zeppelin: "Misty Mountain Hop" Stillwater: "Chance Upon You" @ Pete Droge and Elaine Summers: "Small Time Blues" #Sung or performed by a character in the film@only featured in the director's cut, Untitled Album
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