Characters / Song of the South

Br'er Rabbit

Br'er Fox

  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Like all other anthropomorphic animals in the film.
  • Brains and Brawn: The brains.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Also conniving but unfortunately for him NOT clever like a fox.
  • The Hyena: His manic demeanour is complimented by his maniacal laughter.
  • Jerkass: And how.
  • Keet: He sure is full of energy.
  • Lean and Mean: No wonder he's so hot on that rabbit's trail; Br'er Rabbit'd be the only square meal Br'er Fox's had in a while!
  • Motor Mouth: The Disney animation directors actually had to invent a new animation process to keep up with James Baskett's rapid-fire delivery of Br'er Fox's dialogue.
  • Obviously Evil: Basically the villain of the movie, though Ginny's brothers aren't too far behind.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He insists on being the one to not only outwit but also kill Br'er Rabbit even if he has to fight with Br'er Bear about it.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Generally, stories involving Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox end with Fox getting caught in his own trap and dying, which naturally doesn't happen here. Granted, he would always return for the next tale.
  • Villainous Glutton: For someone so thin, he is very obsessed with cooking Br'er Rabbit. Though it must be said that it is more about pride and hatred than food as he was willing to forgo a meal if that meant he would give Br'er Rabbit the worst fate he could think of.

Br'er Bear

  • Bears Are Bad News: If you happen to be a potential meal or cause of irritation for him watch out
  • Beary Funny: He is so stupid it is amusing and also has a playful and lighthearted side in him.
  • Dumb Muscle: The muscle is the only thing he is using and he's too slow to realise any obvious tricks unti the Fox plainly points them out.
  • Brains and Brawn: The brawn.
  • Catch-Phrase: "NOW LOOK!"
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Fittingly for the setting.
  • The Brute: The only way he knows in dealing with his anger is threatening to bludgeon the source of it. So yeah...
  • Too Dumb to Live: He's pretty much a plot device, both in the movie and the folk tale, to screw with Br'er Fox and his plans.
  • Villainous Glutton: He liked the idea of eating Br'er Rabbit.

Uncle Remus

  • Adults Are Useless: Averted but in his case only.
  • Cool Old Guy: A mentor and a pleasant fellow who tells good stories to kids and advises them.
  • Magical Negro: His wiseness establishes him as one.
  • He could also be a subversion, since in the end he actually DOES step forward and save the day.
  • Nice Guy: He's the only character in the movie to not be shown having any real character flaws or being rude to people at any point. Given that the movie was trying promote tolerance, this was probably intentional.

Ginny Favers



Ginny's Brothers

  • Karma Houdini: The closest thing they get to a comeuppance is being told off by Remus.
  • Kick the Dog: Threatening to drown a dog is too long to say but it is arguably even more drastically evil right?
  • Older Sidekick: Joe is the older one of the two but is Jake's lackey.


John, sr.

Mr. Bluebird