August 02, 2002
Song of the South
So recently this Walt Disney Classic has come up a lot in conversation. Lorie at work told me about it because her mother was trying to find it as it has been banned in the US because it's set in the old south, but has no bad connotation what so ever. It just shows slaves. Kinda silly as everyone knows there were slaves in America. Why hide the movie? It doesn't make the fact that slavery occurred go away. So silly. Anyways her mom found it but it has Japanese subtitles. And it also came up in conversation with Daphne's friend Emily while we were camping. And then I was listening to the Disney radio station and there was Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah singing away which came from this movie. So I just thought I would share as somebody might remember it. I have vague recollections.
Posted by nuala at August 02, 2002 09:33 AM
briar rabbit, man. it's all about the briar rabbit.
Yes, I was able to find a copy of the movie (excellent quality) and had it transferred to DVD format (US Region 1). I'm now in the process of adding a DVD menu so it's more interactive. It's a great movie!
Hey , It's on WinMx for downloading!
Two things about the prior messages:
1) Song of the South in set in POST Civil War Georgia, so it does not show slaves
2) There is no "Briar" Rabbit - it is "Brer" Rabbit with "Brer" meaning "Brother"
Funny thing, people object to it even though the underlying message of the stories was the weak (formerly slaves) outwitting the strong (formerly masters) through superior intelligence and cunning despite their situation.
Your Obedient Servant,
Colonel Michael Kelley, CSA
Commanding, 37th Texas Cavalry (Terrell's)
"We are a band of brothers!"
why banned a movie just because it has a slave in it what next roots......... it silly to do that
Is there any place to get the full length movie, without subtitles, on DVD?