Song of the South
Song of the South (1946)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 12, 1946
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

Song of the South is essentially a nostalgic valentine to a past that never existed, and within those limits, it offers a pleasant, family diversion for holiday afternoons when the children get restless.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Better save this for nostalgia only -- kids won't be missing anything if they never encounter this relic.

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TV Guide

Song of the South's cartoon sequences are as fine as anything produced by the Disney animators.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This rather mushy combination of animation and live-action remains one of Disney's most controversial efforts.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Warrants watching for its misguided naive look at slavery.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Apparently the Disney wonder-workers are just a lot of conventional hacks when it comes to telling a story with actors instead of cartoons.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Considering the reputation this film holds, I compliment it with revealing that it's not as racist as one expects. Oh, there's no disputing that the… More
Film Crazy
i love it its a great childrens story lovely and so innocent!
Chris Weber
As this film was meant for children, and seeing as how I'm an adult AND a history graduate student, it was really hard for me to watch this film… More
A.D. Villarreal
I will never understand why Disney classified this film as racist. It's a wonderful family film that teaches life lessons as well as entertains. As far as… More
Randy Tippy
Wonderful Disney classic that has become hard to find due to the contemptible specter of political correctness.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great mix of animated animals and live action, but that's only a small portion of the movie. The remainder is live action, with a whiney little plantation… More