Song Of The South (1946) [Restored]

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“, many thanks to him for his incredible work on this restoration which I believe took him several years to complete. Recommended to watch in 720p to appreciate details.

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  1. Michael
    February 4, 2019

    wow, restored. I love this movie. Jon you are the best

  2. February 4, 2019

    I’ve got a blu-ray from a very nice IB Technicolor print made a few years ago. I’ll be interested to compare the two.

  3. February 5, 2019

    Thank you, Jon. I never saw this film until today. What a treat.

  4. George Kolter
    February 11, 2019

    Disney has kept this bottled up for years because of the ‘R’ word. last time it was in theaters was in 1986 if you were around back then, now MARY POPPINS is being attacked for the very same reasons as SONG OF THE SOUTH, let the people real people judge it, not the so called political correctness bunch decide..if it’s offensive.

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