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    "The first books I ever read
    were the Uncle Remus stories.
    Ever since then, these stories
    have been my special favorites.
    I've just been waiting until
    I could develop the proper medium
    to bring them to the screen."



    Have any of you seen this film? I have not. I have read about it. I remember reading and having read to me the stories. Splash Mountain is positively my favorite ride.


    "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

    -Walt Disney

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    I've seen it. Good film.
    Growing older is manditory
    Growing up is however, optional

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    • #3
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      I have seen it, it's entertaining to be sure. I can see why some would concider it "controversial" but have never thought it so bad that it needs to be locked away. That's been discussed to death on here though.

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      • #4
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        I've seen it and enjoyed it quite a bit. the character Uncle Remus is just so loveable... regardless of how inaccurate the backdrop seems to be.

        The animated segments... among the best around. Such funny characters and stories. It's a favorite and I'm happy that Splash Mountain is such a popular attraction.


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        • #5
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          I've actually got a copy of the movie on DVD from Europe. I'm thinking about having a Song of the South party after the New Year and inviting a bunch of MiceChatters to come watch it with me.
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          Growing up is however, optional

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
            I've actually got a copy of the movie on DVD from Europe. I'm thinking about having a Song of the South party after the New Year and inviting a bunch of MiceChatters to come watch it with me.
            That's intriging, transfered from the film stock to dvd? It's never been released on any "consumer media" right?
            Last edited by Sorcerer's Apprentice; 10-30-2007, 11:40 AM. Reason: misspelld, eeer, misspelled (typed)


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            • #7
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              It's a good movie, not a great movie. I think a lot of it has to do with it being a "forbidden fruit". Although is has possibly the best Disney song of all time Zip-a-dee-do-dah.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by The Sorcerer View Post
                That's intriging, transfered from the film stock to dvd? It's never been released on any "consumer media" right?
                It was released over in Europe and Japan.
                Growing older is manditory
                Growing up is however, optional

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                • #9
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                  I recently saw Song of the South again and I also watched The Adventures of Huck Finn (with Elijah Wood). I honestly felt that Huck Finn is more controversial and has a lot more darker themes than Song of the South. Don' know why Disney doesn't want to release Song on DVD when they got Huck Finn out.

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                    Originally posted by Barbossa View Post
                    I recently saw Song of the South again and I also watched The Adventures of Huck Finn (with Elijah Wood). I honestly felt that Huck Finn is more controversial and has a lot more darker themes than Song of the South. Don' know why Disney doesn't want to release Song on DVD when they got Huck Finn out.
                    I totally agree, again I've never seen SOTS, and I sure don't want ANYONE to be offended by a film, forsure. I guess times change and stereotypes can be taken as "offensive". I guess I just thought the beauty of the film songs, animations and the story would out-weigh any of the "controversial" stuff it may convey from history of the south.


                    "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

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                    • #11
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                      Although it's beating a dead horse with a stick.. I agree. I just wish they would release it and let the market speak for itself. I haven't seen this movie since I was little and have actually contemplated getting a region free DVD player just so I could buy it from Europe and watch it again.
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                      • #12
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                        actually contemplated getting a region free DVD player just so I could buy it from Europe and watch it again.
                        go to wizard world or comic-con, they always have a copy that will play on any player
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                        • #13
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                          my advice is this: those who dont want to see the movie, when it comes out on dvd, dont buy it. however dont stop those who do want to see the movie(like me).

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                            this may not have been the smartest things to do but while on break I put SOS on. It wasn't the best idea for two main reasons:One being that this was at Disneyland Two: not many people are familiar with the books. I discovered that some Cast members assumed the "tar babie" was some sort of racial slur or reference.

                            For me, as an African American, the insulting thing is the way slavery is depicted. it seems in an effort by Disney to neutralize the film and not harm anyone, it bears an heir of ignorance

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                            • #15
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                              I'm glad Disney doesn't own the rights to Blazing Saddles.

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                              • #16
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                                Sweet. We haven't had a good Song of the South debate in a while. This should get interesting.

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by Sir.Mouse View Post
                                  this may not have been the smartest things to do but while on break I put SOS on. It wasn't the best idea for two main reasons:One being that this was at Disneyland Two: not many people are familiar with the books. I discovered that some Cast members assumed the "tar babie" was some sort of racial slur or reference.

                                  For me, as an African American, the insulting thing is the way slavery is depicted. it seems in an effort by Disney to neutralize the film and not harm anyone, it bears an heir of ignorance
                                  Since I've not seen the film, I merit more weight on what the African merican community has to say about it's release. Those that have actually seen it, such as yourself. I believe the majority of the general population and organizations are neutral on it's release. I could not care less what Ebert says. I don't like Ebert. He's trendy and... a poor critic in my humble opinion.


                                  "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

                                  -Walt Disney

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                                  • #18
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                                    Oh, and in case there is anyone here that would like to see this released and has not yet SIGNED THE ONLINE PETITION?


                                    "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

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                                    • #19
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                                      Here's my review that I posted in another of the many previous threads on this film:

                                      Originally posted by Opus1guy
                                      Nothing to do with the racism issue...but I'd just like to offer a brief personal review of the movie.

                                      This film has such a mystique about it. And for many folks all they've seen are little bits and pieces of it that makes them want to see the whole thing. I have. Several times and again fairly recently.

                                      It's awful.

                                      May have been bearable in it's time, but today...it hasn't "aged" well and it's painful to sit through. IMHO.

                                      The animated sequences are fine and a couple are great. But the bulk of the live action and rest of the film and story and plot...ugh. One of the most insipid, sappy, over-melodramatic pieces of garbage I've ever seen. And that Bobby Driscoll kid? Such an awful insincere crocodile-teared over-hammed performance...I wanted to poke my eyes out every time this kid appeared onscreen. Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah, Zip-A-Dee-Ay, My oh my, make this kid go away! Believe me when I say, you'll be rooting for the bull!

                                      Folks...if you've never seen this film before, get ready with the "Fast Forward" because IMHO...you're gonna want it! Along with a refund, if you haven't already put the DVD into the microwave and set the switch to "DEFROST."

                                      Or rip the great animated bits on to a custom DVD version, and enjoy some fine animation and storytelling.

                                      End of film review.
                                      As you can read...I'm not a huge fan of the overall film. I'm all for it being re-released, but somehow I imagine Bob Iger sitting through a screening of this film and saying to himself, "Racism, schmaism. Who's gonna wanna buy this turkey?"

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
                                        It was released over in Europe and Japan.
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