Comments: Hell freezes over: "Song of the South" due out on DVD in 2006

Seen with a white child's eyes, I remember Song of the South as one of the most pleasant movies of my childhood. I was enamored of Uncle Remus all my life. I believe the "Zip-a-Dee-De-Dah" song was a hit parade favorite. I remember it being on radio. This is a beautifully done classic film. I do so hope it won't generate any negative backlash. Considering the time, and the beauty of the presentation, I consider it a masterpiece of black/white history. Let another generation see it and judge for themselves -- without input from "the usual suspects!"

Posted by Indigo at February 24, 2005 01:05 AM

I don't get it - what's so controversal about this movie? This is the first I've ever heard of it . . . mind you, I was born during the 60s, so that may be part of the reason why I've never heard of it.

Posted by Lola Lee at February 24, 2005 05:32 PM

The great Charlie Chan movies are also slowly being released. Not the best films quality wise, but very enjoyable.

I also look forward to the release of those classic Bugs Bunny cartoons. Many charictures of blacks and Japanese, but how are the young supposed to know how people were treated if these pieces of history are censored?

Posted by Steven J. Kelso Sr. at February 24, 2005 09:07 PM

And last but not least. This from “ramblings of a black conservative”. Walt Disney plans to release the “Song of the South” DVD in 2006. Disney claims there has been great demand for this DVD over the years but feared potential African American backlash. Now who wouldn’t want to reminisce with enduring characters such as “Tar Baby” or sing along to the timeless lyrics from “Uncle Remus":
"The leopard's pappy got the gout,
From eatin' too much speckled trout.
His mammy dreamed of polka dots—
That's how the leopard got his spots” I wonder if H.K. Edgerton has reserved his copy?

Posted by Christopher Arps at February 24, 2005 10:54 PM

well I wonder when they will release "polly" the black version of pollyana. there has been a high demmand for that made for tv movie. ithad keisha knight pulliamfrom cosby show. im sure all u black folk had that movie in your home

Posted by shari at February 27, 2005 12:57 AM
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