Song of the South Turns 64; Turns 10!

On this day exactly 64 years ago, Song of the South made its worldwide debut at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Look at the some of the photos from the premier (courtesy of the Georgia State University Library), or take a look at some of the promotional materials released for the premier.

Today also marks’s 10th Anniversary! (Wow, has it really been that long?!) This web site was officially launched on November 12, 2000 (and this is how it looked). In those 10 years, this site has grown from a few visitors a day to several hundred; I’ve been honored to be contacted by several relatives of those who were involved in this film, and even briefly featured on CNN.

In commemoration of this 10-year milestone, I figured it would be appropriate to bring back Song of the South Radio, featuring over three hours of music and vintage radio ads from Song of the South. I originally created the radio station for Song of the South’s 60th anniversary in 2006, but it proved so popular that I kept it going. Recently the subscription lapsed, but now it’s back for good. Enjoy! And if you like the station, please add it to your favorites.

You’ll also notice that Facebook and Twitter buttons have been added to the bottom of the news articles. I’ve seen these become more ubiquitous with news and blog sites, so I figured I’d try it out just for fun. 🙂 Let me know if they work (or don’t!)

My biggest thank you goes out to you, the visitors, for all your support over the years! Let’s always remember the real reason for this web site: provide the public with the most information available on Song of the South. Disney won’t, so it is up to us to keep the public informed. Keep the faith! I am confident we will see this movie released.

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3 Responses to Song of the South Turns 64; Turns 10!

  1. sarah smith says:

    I love song of the south.

  2. James says:

    Hi Christian – 10 yrs that’s great. I can’t believe how much interest Song of the South has had over the past 13 years with my website (Launched April 21, 1997) and 10 yrs with yours. I remember the days when I updated the petition names manually before the current automated petition site. I would receive five to twenty emails or more daily requesting their name to be added. Thanks for keeping your site going as I’ve seen many diappear through time and we all remember the release rumors from VHS to DVD and now Blu Ray – year after year. Although we’re still here with our fan base and our websites live on I wish Song of the South could of been released with our biggest supporter Roy E Disney. Happy 64th to Song of the South and 10 years to – James

  3. Pat says:

    This is a great movie for all ages. I first saw it when I was 16. It took over 30 years to find a copy, and I am so glad I did.