Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Disney Movies, Books, TV and Music
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
Jafar30
Mouseketeer
 
Jafar30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 272

So who has seen Song of the South?

Even though it won't see a home video release anytime soon, the film can be watched on YouTube. The animated sequences are wonderful, but the live action scenes tend to drag a bit. As for the depiction of the African American characters I simply look at the film as a product of its time.
Jafar30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
sailorstitch
Mouseketeer
 
sailorstitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central IN, USA
Posts: 337

I own a bootleg VHS copy. I like the movie and see no reason why Disney shouldn't release it on DVD.

sailorstitch
sailorstitch is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-31-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
BelleBriarRose
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 121

I love the movie, honestly. It's a sensitive subject because it takes place during the Reconstruction (contrary to popular belief, Uncle Remus is a paid servant and NOT a slave) when there were still lots of racial issues, but it's a sweet story and Uncle Remus is a great storyteller who teaches the kids some great lessons. I'm sure Disney is afraid of facing criticism if the movie were to be released on DVD, but I think it's just a really misunderstood movie.
BelleBriarRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
mcraige
DIS Veteran
 
mcraige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 548

I've seen it, and have (or had - I can't seem to find it) a copy. Bought a VHS on eBay in PAL format and had it converted to NTSC.
__________________
Disney World May 1998 - Off Site; September 1998 - Off Site; October 1999 - Off Site; March 2000 - All Star Music; March 2002 - All Star Movies; March 2004 - Beach Club Villas (DVC); March 2006 - Saratoga Springs (DVC); December 2007 - Beach Club Villas (DVC); November 2010 - Old Key West (DVC); July 2011 - Off Site; November 2012 - Beach Club Villas (DVC); March 2013 - Saratoga Springs (DVC); May/June 2014 - Beach Club Villas/Kidani Village Vero Beach March 2004, July 2009 Disney Cruise Line May 2003, July 2009 Disneyland December 2002/January 2003 - Off Site; August 2008 - Off Site
mcraige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
CaliBear
DIS Veteran
 
CaliBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,234

I've seen it, both as a child and on youtube. I agree with the OP that the live action parts are kind of boring, but the animated parts are awesome. I had a comic book of the animated parts as a kid. I don't know how anyone can not love Brer Rabbit and Zippity Doo Dah is like one of the best Disney songs ever, but yeah, I don't see it being rereleased, at least not anytime in the next 50 years or so.
CaliBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
Gorechick
DIS Veteran
 
Gorechick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,234

I saw it at the drive in back in the 70's. Haven't seen it since. We sang Zip a dee doo dah in elementary school, even learned hand motions to act it out. Still can sing and do it today.
__________________
Hotel Royal Plaza July 1987
Contemporary Resort July 1989
Dixie Landings August 1996
DTD-Courtyard by Marriott August 1997
Wilderness Lodge Honeymoon August 2002
Port Orleans- French Quarter Anniversary (AND Hurricane Charley) August 2004
Port Orleans- Riverside Royal Room- 10th Anniversary and First Trip with Twins August 2012
DS's WISH trip - Hopefully Aulani Resort! Summer 2015

Me (44) DH (40) DS (9) DD (9)

Waiting impatiently for our next family WDW trip!
Gorechick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
Micca
You gotta love a great plan like that
Will be spending some time with George Harrison
I have known whack-a-doodles in my day
 
Micca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mostly the basement
Posts: 20,707

I have an unauthorized copy on DVD, bought it years ago. I saw the movie in the theater as a kid, and grew up with Brer Rabbit stories in a book.
Micca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
AW245
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3

I saw it and I really liked it. I saw no reason why it shouldn't be released, it's not really racial at all... Although, Splash Mountain has very little to do with the movie in my opinion...
AW245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
disneybound2010
DIS Veteran
 
disneybound2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 957

I saw it back in the third grade when our school showed it as a special presentation. I fell in love with it! It's a shame that Disney won't release it as it truly is a wonderful classic.
__________________
Me DH DS

disneybound2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
PrincessBri12
Spider-Man and Little Mermaid Aficionado
 
PrincessBri12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Edwards, CA
Posts: 75

I'm hoping to see it and see if it really is "racist."
__________________
Fan of:
- Diet Cola
- Animals
- Mermaids
- Monty Python
- Japanese Culture (anime, manga, food, etc.)
- Cartoons
- Cooking
- Drawing
- Video Games
And a big fan of Disney and Marvel!

PrincessBri12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 05:28 AM   #11
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,440
DISboards Moderator

I saw it in the theater when I was a kid. My mother took my siblings and a few friends to see it.
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #12
>Ash<
Sorcerer Of The Magic Kingdom
 
>Ash<'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 762

Song Of The South

ive never understood why this film isnt being rerelesed.

its a product of its time, i dont think its racist, its a period in history that shouldnt be forgotten,

if you forget the past you are doomed to repeat it is my moto.

i know this subject gets brought up alot about song of the south, i think a rerelease with a presentation before the film putting into context would be good.

similar to the rerelease of the old bugs bunny cartoons when michael jordan i think did the preface for the dvd release? (correct me if im wrong here) and basically put it into context that these cartoons were from a different time and do not mean to cause any offense.

i think the cartoon sequences of song of the south are pure disney classic gold.

for me its always apart of my collection, im from the UK and got a europe release on vhs when i was a kid, in the eu we got a limited vhs supply before disney pulled it so their is alot of bootleg vhs and some genuine vhs versions on the market.

somone said to me the racial thing is to do with the voices? but the voices are from the man who plays uncle remus so its not like the voices are being imitated or anything?

people also said that about the voices of the birds in dumbo bt i never understand how people call it racism, if somone can tell me that would be good to know but i just dont see the harm with these cartoons.
__________________
>Ash<
Follow Me & My Wife as we plan our vacation on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-2...91781830915663

>Ash< is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 09:06 AM   #13
Nakkira
DIS Veteran
 
Nakkira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 578

Quote:
Originally Posted by >Ash< View Post

somone said to me the racial thing is to do with the voices? but the voices are from the man who plays uncle remus so its not like the voices are being imitated or anything?

people also said that about the voices of the birds in dumbo bt i never understand how people call it racism, if somone can tell me that would be good to know but i just dont see the harm with these cartoons.

I think out-dated (non-PC) stereotyping would be far more accurate than racism.
Same reasons they have chopped all the old Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry cartoons to bits.
I do not think that such stereotyping is right, but I also do not believe in sweeping it under the rug. The movie has more than enough merit to redeem it. I think they should maybe add an disclaimer to the front or something but not bury the film.
__________________
My in Progress Trip Report for my Oct 2013 Food & Fest (and more) Trip

Oct 2013 - 5 days (offsite hotel)
Feb 2009 -3 days (offsite hotel)
Oct 2004 - Week (Caribbean Beach Resort)
Feb 1998 - Week (offsite hotel)
Fall 1993 - Week (offsite hotel)
Nakkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #14
cantslowdownptwn
Disney Villan Enthusiast
 
cantslowdownptwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 168

Its not racist, its a period piece. It is no worse than anything in Gone With The Wind. The tarbaby thing is misunderstood. In the south, and what the movie uses it as, is someone who is a sticky situation. Which is exactly how it is played out. Next to The Sword in the Stone and Mary Poppins, it is my favorite Disney movie.
__________________
i'm a bit of a disney fanatic

1983- poly 4yrs
1985- poly 6yrs
1991- cbr 12yrs
1992- cbr 13yrs
2007- por (hunnymoon) 28yrs
2008- por (anniversary) 29 yrs
2010-Boardwalk Villas (son's 1st b-day) 31 yrs
2012- Art of Animation (son's 3rd b-day) 33 yrs
2014- POP or CSR can't decide!!!
cantslowdownptwn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #15
Dsnyfireman
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 368

Watched it as a child and loved it. It is one of my dads favorite due to the music. Wish I could see it again! No it's not racist , it is set in a time when that was the norm. Gone with the wind, glory, and several others show how life was back then and we still have them on DVD! They are all just showing life as it was. Hope it comes out!!!
Dsnyfireman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.