Song of the South (1946)
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Honestly, not nearly as racist as I'd expected it to be. Sure, all the black characters are caricatures of how white people think black people are supposed to behave: from their manner of speaking and singing of negro spirituals down to their subservient deference to the white plantation owners (and the ease with which they're spooked by the idea of a ghost). And then there's also the problematic tale of the "tar baby". But, in the end, it's pretty standard for the time period when the film was released, and there's really nothing I found cringeworthy like Mickey Rooney's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Instead, what you'll find here is excellent performances by nine-year-old Bobby Driscoll (later famous for his roles in So Dear to My Heart and Treasure Island, being the voice of Peter Pan, and his well-publicised drug addictions and early death), along with Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel, and of course James Baskett as Uncle Remus. My only real complaint is that the live action story took up so much of the runtime, while there are only three short Br'er Rabbit stories peppered throughout, when those were the only reason any of us came here in the first place.
Magical Negroes be still conjugating verbs worse than little white children bc, you know, they're black. Right?
Really enjoyed it, had a great tone and mood over-all
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This movie ranks #12 in Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #67 in Top 100 Animated Features of All Time