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(Slate)   The hidden history of Disney's infamous Song of the South   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Song of the South, Disney, souths, Fantasia, Clark Gable, movie screens, Walt Whitman, roadrunner  
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2013-01-05 04:08:52 PM  
19 votes:
I downloaded it as a zip-a-dee-doo-da file
2013-01-05 09:36:02 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-01-06 09:49:19 AM  
3 votes:

karl2025: So... This may be a stupid question and a little unrelated, but it's close enough... Why is "Tar Baby" considered a slur?

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2013-01-05 07:12:32 PM  
3 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I downloaded it as a zip-a-dee-doo-da file

That's a rar find
2013-01-05 06:53:49 PM  
3 votes:
Hey, at least they didn't put out the cut Walt wanted to release. It made Django Unchained look like Shrek.
2013-01-05 06:34:31 PM  
3 votes:
Walt Disney himself even invited NAACP president Walter White to California to oversee script revisions

Likely story. We all know he was just buying meth.
2013-01-06 12:39:51 PM  
2 votes:
Why is it Disney's fault that you're all a bunch of pedos? Just because they hire attractive teenagers for their shows aimed at teenagers doesn't mean they're sexualizing them. Should they only hire ugly kids so your pants don't get too tight?
2013-01-06 02:24:14 AM  
2 votes:
Who's the black private dick
That's a sex machine to all the chicks?

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You're damn right

2013-01-05 07:15:13 PM  
2 votes:
I was having a wonderful day until I zippered my doo-da
2013-01-06 03:29:21 PM  
1 vote:

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Optimal_Illusion: Honkies sure crack me up.

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2013-01-06 02:39:06 PM  
1 vote:

Optimal_Illusion: Honkies sure crack me up.

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2013-01-06 03:08:38 AM  
1 vote:
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Are the Jews gone, yet?
2013-01-06 02:11:29 AM  
1 vote:
It's been awhile since I've worked there but I've seen park security throw people to the ground. I don't know if they can legally do that any more so that's why they have APD on site and a radio call away.

Ahh, so now I see why you're irrationally lashing out at everyone else and refusing to consider that Disney just doesn't want to release it. You drank the koolaid while working there and think Disney can do no wrong.
2013-01-05 11:50:32 PM  
1 vote:
When I was a kid, I had a 45 with "Little Black Sambo" on one side and "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" on the other. I think I was two years old or so. I knew just enough to put the needle on the outside of the record and then move to a clear spot on the floor to sing and dance. Family history has it that I literally wore the grooves off both sides of the record and drove my parents to swear they would shoot the composer of the songs in the knees if they ever had the pleasure of meeting him while armed.

(I thought they were joking- until I had a two year old of my own who learned how to rewind the VCR to the place where "Under the Sea" started.)
2013-01-05 10:35:52 PM  
1 vote:
TFA: "The whole film is like a test run for the immersive theme parks that Disney would eventually destroy acres of forest to build."

Really? Was Anaheim/1955 forested? I thought it was commercial orange groves...

What about Greater Orlando a dozen years later--can those of you from from these locales testify?


/very, very tired of academic grousing and "layered readings" re Disney, past and present. Have any of you ever listened to any dry-as-dust conference papers about this?
2013-01-05 09:08:20 PM  
1 vote:
I think Disney should release the movie, and then donate a majority of the profits to the United Negro College Fund. That way, a good cause is supported, people get to judge the film for themselves, and any redneck racists considering buying it to affirm their worldview will have to decide if it is worth "edjoocatin' darkies" to do so.
2013-01-05 08:33:58 PM  
1 vote:

blue_2501: Considering how Disney is trying to sexualize its tween show stars and drown its audiences in manufactured pop music BS, I'm not surprised that Disney once jumped on the offensively racist bandwagon.

I would sexualise her
2013-01-05 07:18:25 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Isn't their Splash Mountain ride based on Song of the South?

Yes and I recommend about 3-4 hits of LSD before you ride it. Phenomenal.
2013-01-05 07:11:01 PM  
1 vote:

hbk72777: "We're through with caviar," Walt Disney lamented. "From now on it's mashed potatoes and gravy." The company that bore his name was reeling from the disappointing box office returns of Pinocchio and Fantasia."

So people even back then knew Fantasia sucked?

Yep. I don't think Fantasia made a profit until it was re-released in the 60s and 70s to a much larger, much more stoned audience.
Drugs brought that movie out of the red.
2013-01-05 06:34:49 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I downloaded it as a zip-a-dee-doo-da file

Very nice.
2013-01-05 06:31:11 PM  
1 vote:
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Considering how Disney is trying to sexualize its tween show stars and drown its audiences in manufactured pop music BS, I'm not surprised that Disney once jumped on the offensively racist bandwagon.
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