* AdaptationDisplacement:
** The tales of Br'er Rabbit which the book on which the movie was written got preserved, were original African-American folktales. With the suppression of ''Song Of The South'', these folk tales (which would have been lost to time) have also been suppressed. Though the Br'er Rabbit tales themselves can be found in some older Disney "collection" books, usually ones dealing with "Tales From America".
** 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.
* BrokenBase: People tend to claim either that it's genuinely offensive, or that its critics are suffering from PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. The film has a cult following, but the cult following is bitterly divided between African Americans who [[IReadItForTheArticles remember it for the folktales]] and one of the first prominent casting of a black man on film, thirtysomething hipsters who want to watch it [[WatchItForTheMeme due to its mix of notoriety and nostalgia]], and older White Southerners who fondly recall its "Uncle Tom"-like aspects and RoseTintedNarrative of happy black people living in the Old South. This obviously has not given Disney much incentive to re-market the film...
* ChorusOnlySong: [[EarWorm Zip A-Dee Doo-Dah, zip a-dee ay]]... this has even applied to the ride.
* CriticalBacklash: Due to the above debate. Some find the film funny if white-washing, some can't ignore the UnfortunateImplications, and others just find it really boring.
* EarWorm: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", "How Do You Do?", "Everybody Has A Laughin' Place", etc. If you haven't seen the movie, these worms may have still found their way in your ear via the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Splash Mountain]] ride, Disney compilation albums, ''Sing Along Songs'' videos, and (especially in the case of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah") general pop cultural usage.
* {{Evil Is Sexy}}: Br'er Fox is this for the female fans of the movie.
* FairForItsDay: And arguably not only fair, but brave. 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.
* FunnyMoments: When Br'er Fox has thrown Br'er Rabbit into the briar patch, thinking that would kill him, he takes off his hat in mock respect. Then he doesn't notice that Br'er Bear hasn't taken off his hat and forcefully does it for him.
* SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}: When all the farm workers are gathered at the door of the plantation, holding a vigil for Johnny (recently injured by the bull).
* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that Disney's [[Disney/{{Zootopia}} film with the strongest anti-racist message]] stars a rabbit and a fox just like this one, which is often considered one of their most racist film.
* IdiotPlot: A lot of trouble would’ve been saved had anyone bothered telling Ginny’s brothers that the puppy’s not theirs, so they have no right to drown it (putting aside just how horrifying it is that two children are so [[CardCarryingVillain cartoonishly evil]] that they want to ''drown a puppy''), or told Johnny’s mother that he got the puppy fair and square and ''why'' he got it in the first place.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Many people who watch the film watch it just for the animated segments with Br'er Rabbit.
* {{Macekre}}: Disney has occasionally circulated a cut-down version featuring only the animated segments; this ''still'' got {{Bowdleri|se}}zed a bit for Splash Mountain in particular, Brer Rabbit is caught in a Beehive rather than a Tar Baby.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Seeing Ginny's older brothers get what they deserve.
* OlderThanTheyThink: This movie did '''not''' invent B'rer Rabbit.
* ShoutOut: It's entirely possible that [[{{Disney/Zootopia}} Nick Wilde (fox) and Judy Hopps (rabbit)]] were a deliberate nod to this film, especially given the film's notoriety over racial content. The only film that ''could'' have gotten away with a shout out would be one that ran with the themes that ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' explored. However, in ''Song of the South'' the fox is much more quick tempered and underestimates the rabbit's intelligence.
* TearJerker: Several...
** When Uncle Remus tells Johnny about the dog, who one could only assume [[spoiler:was drowned, though at the end when the animated characters show up in the real world, the puppy is shown to be just fine, averting WhatHappenedToTheMouse]].
** When Johnny runs to Uncle Remus's cabin only to find that he's gone.
** Seeing Johnny in bed.
* ToyShip: Johnny and Ginny.
* 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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