Jim Korkis Publishes Book: “Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South?”

Disney Historian Jim Korkis, well known for his columns on MousePlanet.com (including articles about Song of the South,¬†under the pseudonym Wade Sampson), has just released the first ever book primarily focused on the history of Walt Disney’s Song of the … Continue reading

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Song of the South Turns 66; DVD Being Sold?

Song of the South’s worldwide premier was on November 12, 1946.¬†Happy 66th Birthday! On the DVD front, we’ve received several reports that Song of the South is being sold on DVD at the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia. An … Continue reading

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Entertainment Weekly Lists Song of the South Among Worst Disney Movies

Christian Blauvelt of Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of 30 Best/Worst Disney Animated Movies. Among the worst is Song of the South: “It’s a great irony of Disney’s filmmaking history that one of its most technologically progressive efforts should … Continue reading

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Academy Awards Website Shows Footage of James Baskett

One of our readers has brought to our attention that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated their website with a section called Oscar Legacy, featuring all of the previous Academy Award ceremonies from 1927 to present. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Chick Reviews Song of the South

In what is perhaps the first-ever online video review of Song of the South featuring actual clips from the film, Nostalgia Chick over at That Guy With The Glasses has put together a witty and entertaining look at Song of … Continue reading

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Song of the South Among Salon’s Top 10 Greatest Missing Movies

Salon Entertainment columnist Andrew O’Hehir has written an article on the Top 10 Greatest Missing Movies, one of which is none other than Walt Disney’s Song of the South. O’Hehir covers a wide range of films, from those that are … Continue reading

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MousePlanet article: The Sad Song of the South

MousePlanet staff writer Jim Corkis (a.k.a. Wade Sampson) has written another excellent article covering Song of the South, this time stemming from the recent shareholder meeting, in which Disney CEO Robert Iger once again shot down any hope for a … Continue reading

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Disney CEO: “Don’t Expect to See [Song of the South] Again”

Disney’s annual shareholder meeting was held this year on March 23rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Once again, Disney CEO Robert Iger has dismissed the possibility of releasing Song of the South on DVD. Since 2006, shareholders have annually raised … Continue reading

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1956: Reliving the Disneyland Dream!

In 1956, Walt Disney held a nationwide contest, sponsored by 3M (the makers of Scotch tape). Contestants had to answer the following question in 25 words or less: “I like Scotch Brand Cellophane Tape because…” Out of all the entries, … Continue reading

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Disney: “We Want People to See Song of the South”

Yep, you read that right. Disney restoration team artistic supervisor Dave Bossert has dared to say what CEO Robert Iger won’t. Film journalist Steve Head asked Bossert about Song of the South during the Q&A portion of “Fantasia: A 70th … Continue reading

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