History YMMV / SongOfTheSouth

17th May '18 9:31:38 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ValuesDissonance: The reason this film isn't shown in America anymore. In addition to racial issues, no-one seems to care in particular that two children want to ''[[CardCarryingVillain drown]] [[KickTheDog a puppy]] [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]''.

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* ValuesDissonance: The reason this film isn't shown in America anymore. In addition to racial issues, no-one no one seems to care in particular that two children want to ''[[CardCarryingVillain drown]] [[KickTheDog a puppy]] [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]''.
1st May '18 5:07:14 PM MarioandSmurfs
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** Poor little Ginny getting bullied.
3rd Apr '18 7:02:31 PM nombretomado
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* FairForItsDay: And arguably not only fair, but brave. You could say that Uncle Remus was a sharecropper, which was not too far removed from a slave (the South had a way of cutting corners after they lost the Civil War and sharecropping was one of the rare jobs freed slaves could get after the South was strapped for resources), and he was complacent and even positive about his current position. However, he's more mature than the white folks he works for. This applied to the cast as well. Walt Disney absolutely ''loved'' how well James Baskett played the part of Uncle Remus. Originally, the actor was only going to voice an animated animal until Disney gave him the lead. To top it off, Disney put a lot of effort into seeing that Baskett got an honorary [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for his performance, making him the first African American man to get any sort of Oscar[[note]] His co-star Hattie [=McDaniel=] (Aunt Tempe) was, of course, the first African American ''woman'' to win an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, for Best Supporting Actress for the part of "Mammy" in 1939's ''GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]]. However, when the film premiered in Atlanta, he still wasn't allowed to attend, on account of racial segregation.

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* FairForItsDay: And arguably not only fair, but brave. You could say that Uncle Remus was a sharecropper, which was not too far removed from a slave (the South had a way of cutting corners after they lost the Civil War and sharecropping was one of the rare jobs freed slaves could get after the South was strapped for resources), and he was complacent and even positive about his current position. However, he's more mature than the white folks he works for. This applied to the cast as well. Walt Disney absolutely ''loved'' how well James Baskett played the part of Uncle Remus. Originally, the actor was only going to voice an animated animal until Disney gave him the lead. To top it off, Disney put a lot of effort into seeing that Baskett got an honorary [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for his performance, making him the first African American man to get any sort of Oscar[[note]] His co-star Hattie [=McDaniel=] (Aunt Tempe) was, of course, the first African American ''woman'' to win an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, for Best Supporting Actress for the part of "Mammy" in 1939's ''GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]].''Film/GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]]. However, when the film premiered in Atlanta, he still wasn't allowed to attend, on account of racial segregation.
11th Feb '18 3:34:07 PM fruitstripegum
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* HarsherInHindsight: Uncle Remus has a line about how people wouldn't keep telling these old stories if it didn't mean something to people. After this film went into the Disney vault these stories ''did'' become forgotten.



* HarsherInHindsight: Uncle Remus has a line about how people wouldn't keep telling these old stories if it didn't mean something to people. After this film went into the Disney vault these stories ''did'' become forgotten.
3rd Jan '18 10:37:43 PM KingClark
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* CommonKnowledge: Many people unfortunately remember this as "that one Disney movie about an old black man who finds HappinessInSlavery" -- but the story is set '''after''' the Civil War. Given how scarcely-distributed this movie is, this misinterpretation about what the movie is actually about is something that's not easily corrected.
15th Nov '17 3:56:01 PM Redmess
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** These folk tales in turn have been adapted into Dutch Donald Duck comics, where they are known as "Broer Konijn", and tell adventures centered around these three characters, while the bear and fox also appear in "De Grote Boze Wolf" (Big Bad Wolf) comics in the same magazine.

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** These folk tales in turn have been adapted into Dutch Donald Duck comics, where they are known as "Broer Konijn", and tell adventures centered around these three characters, while the bear and fox also appear in "De Grote Boze Wolf" (Big Bad Wolf) comics in the same magazine. These stories focus solely on the trickster archetype aspects of the character, as well as providing cronies for the Dutch version of the Big Bad Wolf.
24th Oct '17 6:12:25 PM Caps-luna
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* HarsherInHindsight: Uncle Remus has a line about how people wouldn't keep telling these old stories if it didn't mean something to people. After this film went into the Disney vault these stories ''did'' become forgotten.
24th Oct '17 4:17:43 PM Caps-luna
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* SoOkayItsAverage: While the racial politics surrounding the movie are obviously the biggest reason Disney's tried to bury it, the other, arguably just as big reason is that the people who ''have'' seen it feel that it's an otherwise boring movie with little merit beyond the animation.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: While the racial politics surrounding the movie are obviously the biggest reason Disney's tried to bury it, the other, arguably just as big reason is that the people who ''have'' seen it feel that it's an otherwise boring movie with little merit beyond the animation. There just weren't people who ''had'' to see this movie on DVD.
24th Oct '17 4:07:42 PM Caps-luna
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** Others watch it for James Baskett's portrayal of Uncle Remus, which was the first major role awarded to an African American actor.[[note]]Previous films simply had white people blackface during any large roles[[/note]]
23rd Aug '17 8:14:31 PM NWolfman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: While the racial politics surrounding the movie are obviously the biggest reason Disney's tried to bury it, the other, arguably just as big reason is that the people who ''have'' seen it feel that it's an otherwise boring movie with little merit beyond the animation and finding out whether or not it's as racist as its reputation says it is.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: While the racial politics surrounding the movie are obviously the biggest reason Disney's tried to bury it, the other, arguably just as big reason is that the people who ''have'' seen it feel that it's an otherwise boring movie with little merit beyond the animation and finding out whether or not it's as racist as its reputation says it is.animation.
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