Disney Legend Floyd Norman Discusses Song of the South

Disney Legend Floyd Norman has posted on his MrFun’s Blog about a recent visit to the Fox Theater, where Walt Disney’s Song of the South debuted on November 12, 1946: That morning, I strolled through the lobby of the Fox theater and … Continue reading

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“What’s the Attraction?” Reviews Song of the South

Last month, “What’s the Attraction?” reviewed Walt Disney World’s Splash Mountain, the popular attraction based on Disney’s Song of the South. The podcast, posted in two parts, talks about the history of the ride, a descriptive ridethrough, critical analysis, and even … Continue reading

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“What’s the Attraction?” Podcast Reviews Splash Mountain

“What’s the Attraction?” is a weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing theme park attractions in the central Florida area. Creators SurferClock and TAP-G have recently posted Episodes 55 and 56, reviewing the ever-popular Walt Disney World theme park ride Splash Mountain. As … Continue reading

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LoneStarCon Cancels Song of the South Viewing

LoneStarCon 3, the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas, had planned to present Song of the South as one of several animated films and cartoons for its upcoming 71st annual convention. However, they have since … Continue reading

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TCM Blog Discusses Song of the South

The official Turner Classic Movies blog, MovieMorlocks.com, has posted a blog on August  17th discussing Song of the South. Author David Kalat recently celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary at  Walt Disney World (congratulations!), when he “ran across an interesting paradox”: … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Cool News Features Song of the South

Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News has posted his Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day for Friday, entitled “Please don’t throw the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day in that briar patch!” This backlot photo features James … Continue reading

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New York Post Article: “Exclusively on YouTube”

Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick of the New York Post recently published an article on April 7th titled “Exclusively on YouTube“, which chronicles a few different films that are, essentially, just that: movies that the studios have not released on … Continue reading

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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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