Song Of The South.
Posted: April 25, 2007
A Disney classic that deserves to be seen again.
I've seen this film..when it was
rereleased back in the 1970's.
And I never found it racist or
unreal in any way.
The relationship between the three
kids"Toby"(played by Mr.Leddy),"Johnny"
(Played by Mr.Driscoll)..and Ms.Pattern
was sweet,honest and warm.
I never felt that there was anything
offensive in their realtionship.
And "Uncle Remus"(played by
oscar winner Mr.Baskett)was a
warm,understanding and real
The animation and songs blended
well in this film.
I can see no reason why "Song
Of The South"can't be returned to it's
fans and be seen by today's audiences.
It's about time that the damn NAACP
stopped complaining about this film and
deciding that it should remain out of the
public eye for the benefit of audiences.
Let the public decided if this Walt
Disney movie is good.
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Song of the South
Posted: January 30, 2007
Song of the South
As a American who is black, I want to see this released again. I remember seeing this when I was really young, and the singing was awesome! I want my kids to see it too. No one asked me or anyone that I know if they should seal this movie up because of racial content. It's not fair that because they are in the forfront, they can have their voices heard.
Put out a poll to the regular working people and see what they say. I say bring it back out!
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Posted: June 11, 2005
I was fortunate enough while stationed in Japan to rent the Japanese Laserdisc release of this classic. The live action portions are painfully strained (not due to racial overtones; just a script that is weak and acting that pushes cute to regions beyond), but the animated sequences are brilliant. As an aside, what was really bizzare was to select the Japanaese language soundtrack; watching James Baskett and Hattie McDaniel speaking in Japanese is TOO funny. Knowing that it would never be re-releases in the US, I did make a VHS dubbing of it (in english), but I still have memories of Japan, because all of the songs (which were NOT dubbed) are subtitled in kanji and kana. Maybe, with the relaxed attitute that the studio is having with some of the previously-censored shorts being released in the :Disney Treasures" series, we may get a chance to see this once agin. We can hope...
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