Song of the South
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Song of the South is a blend of live action and animation, based on the popular "Uncle Remus" stories of Joel Chandler Harris. Set in the years just after the Civil War, the story begins with young Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) being sent to live at the southern plantation of his grandmother (Lucile Watson) while his parents contemplate divorce. At first disconsolate, the boy is cheered up by African-American handyman Uncle Remus (James Baskett), who tells him many delightful fables concerning the clever trickster Br'er Rabbit, whose adventures are illustrated in cartoon form. Each… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This rather mushy combination of animation and live-action remains one of Disney's most controversial efforts."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Warrants watching for its misguided naive look at slavery."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A visão deturpada de uma vida feliz de escravidão compromete o filme, mas sua história lúdica e simpática, ressaltada pelo carisma de Baskett, acaba nos conquistando."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Apparently the Disney wonder-workers are just a lot of conventional hacks when it comes to telling a story with actors instead of cartoons."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The central drama is only intermittently successful, and not only because any rational modern viewer will be seriously put off by the jolly racial ignorance of it all... but its heart is in the right place."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"If only Disney had been as aware of the environment they were depicting as they were inventive in their combination of live action film, cartoon animation and unforgettable songs."
‑ , Film4
"Better save this for nostalgia only -- kids won't be missing anything if they never encounter this relic."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Song of the South's cartoon sequences are as fine as anything produced by the Disney animators."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film is not racist, but it stupidly regurgitates the old myth of happy, singing slaves who just love working on massah's plantation."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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