Acting for Two: Not only did James Baskett portray Uncle Remus, he also voiced Br'er Fox. Also, when Johnny Lee, the voice of Br'er Rabbit, was called away to do promotion for the picture, Baskett stepped in to voice Br'er Rabbit for the "Laughing Place" scene. Oh, and Baskett also played a butterfly he was originally auditioned to play.
Breakaway Pop Hit: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" continues to enjoy plenty of airplay throughout Disney and gets released on compilation albums. As a result, a lot of people don't realise it was recorded for this film. As Johnny Mercer recorded a cover of it one year after the film came out, people mistakenly thought he had wrote it.
Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Even sympathetic viewers tend to think that the "Tar Baby" is supposed to be some kind of racial insult. They apparently don't know that the basic folktale not only exists in many cultures around the world, but that it originated in Africa.
Star-Making Role: This turned Bobby Driscoll into a star, and he was one of Disney's favourite child actors for a few years.
Talking to Himself: When Johnny Lee was busy lending his voice to the ad campaign, Baskett filled in for him as Br'er Rabbit in one sequence, opposite himself as Br'er Fox, and did a damn fine job.
Throw It In!: Walt Disney thought up the shot in "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" where they would have a close-up on Uncle Remus, cover the lights with cardboard, remove them when he began singing and give the impression that he was entering a new vibrant world of animation. This was thought up on the day of the shoot.