Song of the South

SongOfTheSouthEdit

Official Release Date: November 12, 1946
Copyright: Walt Disney Productions © 1946
MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted) [retroactive in 1971]
Length: 94 Minutes

Cast

  • James Baskett ~ Uncle Remus; Br’er Fox; Br’er Rabbit (additional speaking); Butterfly
  • Anita Brown ~ Maid
  • Disney Studio Chorus ~ “Song Of The South”
  • Bobby Driscoll ~ Johnny
  • Mary Field ~ Mrs. Favers
  • Hall Johnson Choir ~ “All I Want”; “Let The Rain Pour Down”; “Uncle Remus Said”
  • Gene Holland ~ Joe Favers
  • Johnny Lee ~ Br’er Rabbit
  • Glenn Leedy ~ Toby
  • Hattie McDaniel ~ Aunt Tempy
  • George Nokes ~ Jake Favers
  • Luana Patten ~ Ginny Favers
  • Eric Rolf ~ John, Sr.
  • Nicodemus Stewart ~ Br’er Bear
  • Ruth Warrick ~ Sally
  • Lucile Watson ~ Miss Doshy

Characters

  • Aunt Tempy ~ Hattie McDaniel
  • Br’er Bear ~ Nicodemus Stewart
  • Br’er Fish
  • Br’er Fox ~ James Baskett
  • Br’er Frog
  • Br’er Possum
  • Br’er Rabbit ~ James Baskett (additional speaking); Johnny Lee
  • Butterfly ~ James Baskett
  • Ginny Favers ~ Luana Patten
  • Jake Favers ~ George Nokes
  • Joe Favers ~ Gene Holland
  • John, Sr. ~ Eric Rolf
  • Johnny ~ Bobby Driscoll
  • Maid ~ Anita Brown
  • Miss Doshy ~ Lucile Watson
  • Mr. Bluebird
  • Mrs. Favers ~ Mary Field
  • Sally ~ Ruth Warrick
  • Teenchy
  • Toby ~ Glenn Leedy
  • Uncle Remus ~ James Baskett

Songs

  • “All I Want”
  •             Hall Johnson Choir
  • “Everybody Has A Laughing Place”
  •             Johnny Lee as Br’er Rabbit
  •             Nicodemus Stewart as Br’er Bear
  • “How Do You Do?”
  •             James Baskett as Uncle Remus
  •             Johnny Lee as Br’er Rabbit
  • “Let The Rain Pour Down”
  •             Hall Johnson Choir
  • “Look At The Sun”
  • “Song Of The South”
  •             Disney Studio Chorus
  • “Sooner Or Later”
  •             Hattie McDaniel as Aunt Tempy
  • “Uncle Remus Said”
  •             Hall Johnson Choir
  • “Who Wants To Live Like That?”
  •             James Baskett as Uncle Remus
  • “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”
  •             James Baskett as Uncle Remus

Awards

1947 Academy Awards

  • Nominee ~ Music (Scoring Of A Musical Picture) ~ Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, & Charles Wolcott
  • Winner ~ Music (Song) ~ Allie Wrubel (music) & Ray Gilbert (lyrics) for “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”
  • Winner ~ Special Award (Acting) ~ James Baskett for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world, in Walt Disney’s Song Of The South.

 

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