Old Song of the South Petition Host Shutting Down

PetitionOnline.com, the site that has hosted the Song of the South petition since 2005, is shutting down today. Since I began hosting the petition there, we have received 36,543 signatures of people who “support the official release of Walt Disney’s 1946 … Continue reading

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Song of the South Turns 67; Wren’s Nest Celebrates 100 Years

On this day 67 years ago, Song of the South debuted at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to view photos from the worldwide premier. Also of special note: The Wren’s Nest is celebrating 100 years! The Wren’s … 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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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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Dummies In The Attic: Joel Chandler Harris & The Wren’s Nest

Last month, Rachael Maddux of Paste magazine published an article entitled “Dummies In The Attic“, a story about Joel Chandler Harris’ home the Wren’s Nest, which he built and lived in until his death in 1908. Lain Shakespeare, the great-great-great … Continue reading

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James Baskett Inducted into Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame

This week saw the induction of 15 well-known radio performers into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame, including Indiana native James Baskett. Baskett, born in Indianapolis in 1904, memorably performed the role of wise Uncle Remus in Walt Disney’s Song of … Continue reading

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New SaveDisney.com Article: In Defense of Disney’s Uncle Remus

“Song of the South is a reaffirming story of the bond between two friends that refuse to be separated by race, class, age — a friendship that is forged and held against all odds. Merlin Jones makes a case for … Continue reading

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LaughingPlace.com Feature on Joel Chandler Harris

“Before there was Splash Mountain, there was Disney’s Song of the South. Before there was Song of the South, there was Uncle Remus Stories. Before Uncle Remus, there was Joel Chandler Harris.” LaughingPlace.com guest contributor Mark A. Thompson has written a great … Continue reading

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