Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents’ separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit’s Laughing place.
Director: Wilfred Jackson & Harve Foster.
Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Erik Rolf, Glenn Leedy, Mary Field, Anita Brown, Georgie Nokes, Gene Holland, Nick Stewart (voice), Johnny Lee (voice).
1948 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song (Allie Wrubel/Ray Gilbert).
1948 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Daniele Amfitheatrof/Paul J. Smith/Charles Wolcott).
1948 Academy Awards – Honorary Oscar to James Baskett.
Note: All the credit for this gorgeous transfer goes to “Notelu“, big thanks to him for his incredible work on this restoration which I believe took him several years to complete. Highly recommended to watch in 720p to appreciate details.