SONG OF THE SOUTH – Disney’s most controversial film. Despite spawning a beloved Disneyland attraction, Splash Mountain, an Academy Award-winning favorite, “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” and earning the first Oscar for a black actor, James Baskett, it has been out of print and unavailable in the U.S. for the last few decades due to complaints of racism and stereotyping.
But are there any truths SONG OF THE SOUTH‘s worst accusations and should it remain banned by the Walt Disney Company? We take a diverse, comprehensive look at Walt‘s most contentious film and answer: is it a song worth listening to? Should Uncle Remus, Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Bear, and Br’er Fox be left in the Disney Vault or should they be available for future generations to discuss and learn from?