The Song of the South full-length film will never see the light of movie theaters again or even grace the small screens in our homes. But Disney does still seem to want to keep the animated portions of the movie, and it’s characters, alive!
For an interesting viewpoint on this movie and its troubled history, you can read Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South by Jim Korkis, a noted Disney historian.
Little nods to the banned movie pop up from time to time, like this one that I found in Disney Springs:
Although this plate doesn’t feature a character from the film it does have a famous line from Uncle Remus himself from his signature song: “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”. The song was composed in 1946 by Allie Wrubel with lyrics by Ray Gilbert, and was sung by James Baskett. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year. Another little piece of the film that seems to have survived the purge!
This plate is for decoration or display only and shouldn’t be used to serve food.
For just $12.95 US I thought it was quite reasonably priced. And for the man who has just about everything Disney (not really, but it seems like it to my wife!) it makes an interesting and different piece of Disneyana to display.
I hope everything is satisfactual with you and your family!