Song Of The South



Official Release Date: November 12, 1946

MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted)

Length: 94 Minutes



This movie is not available to cross-reference credits, so information is as complete as possible from other sources.


Cast Characters Songs Awards



            James Baskett ~ Uncle Remus; Br’er Fox; Br’er Rabbit (additional speaking); Butterfly
            Anita Brown ~ Maid

            Disney Studio Chorus ~ “Song Of The South”

            Bobby Driscoll ~ Johnny

            Mary Field ~ Mrs. Favers

            Hall Johnson Choir ~ “All I Want”; “Let The Rain Pour Down”; “Uncle Remus Said”

            Gene Holland ~ Joe Favers

            Johnny Lee ~ Br’er Rabbit

            Glenn Leedy ~ Toby

            Hattie McDaniel ~ Aunt Tempy

            George Nokes ~ Jake Favers

            Luana Patten ~ Ginny Favers

            Eric Rolf ~ John, Sr.

            Nicodemus Stewart ~ Br’er Bear

            Ruth Warrick ~ Sally

            Lucile Watson ~ Miss Doshy




            Aunt Tempy ~ Hattie McDaniel

            Br’er Bear ~ Nicodemus Stewart

            Br’er Fish

            Br’er Fox ~ James Baskett

            Br’er Frog

            Br’er Possum

            Br’er Rabbit ~ James Baskett (additional speaking); Johnny Lee

            Butterfly ~ James Baskett

            Ginny Favers ~ Luana Patten

            Jake Favers ~ George Nokes

            Joe Favers ~ Gene Holland

            John, Sr. ~ Eric Rolf

            Johnny ~ Bobby Driscoll

            Maid ~ Anita Brown

            Miss Doshy ~ Lucile Watson

            Mr. Bluebird

            Mrs. Favers ~ Mary Field

            Sally ~ Ruth Warrick


            Toby ~ Glenn Leedy

            Uncle Remus ~ James Baskett




“All I Want”

            Hall Johnson Choir

“Everybody Has A Laughing Place”

            Johnny Lee as Br’er Rabbit

            Nicodemus Stewart as Br’er Bear

“How Do You Do?”

            James Baskett as Uncle Remus

            Johnny Lee as Br’er Rabbit

“Let The Rain Pour Down”

            Hall Johnson Choir

“Look At The Sun”

“Song Of The South”

            Disney Studio Chorus

“Sooner Or Later”

            Hattie McDaniel as Aunt Tempy

“Uncle Remus Said”

            Hall Johnson Choir

“Who Wants To Live Like That?”

            James Baskett as Uncle Remus


            James Baskett as Uncle Remus




1947 Academy Award Nominee ~ Music (Scoring Of A Musical Picture) ~ Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J. Smith, & Charles Wolcott

1947 Academy Award Winner ~ Music (Song) ~ Allie Wrubel (music) & Ray Gilbert (lyrics) for “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”

1947 Academy Award Winner ~ Special Award (Acting) ~ James Baskett for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world, in Walt Disney’s Song Of The South.



Cast and Character information for James Baskett as Uncle Remus and Br’er Fox, Anita Brown as Maid, Bobby Driscoll as Johnny, Mary Field as Mrs. Favers, Gene Holland as One of the Favers Boys, Johnny Lee as Br’er Rabbit, Glenn Leedy as Toby, Hattie McDaniel as Aunt Tempy, George Nokes as One of the Favers Boys, Luana Patten as Ginny, Eric Rolf as John, Nicodemus Stewart as Br’er Bear, Ruth Warrick as Sally, & Lucile Watson as Grandmother is from the Song Of The South page at The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) at  http://us.imdb.com/Details?0038969

James Baskett information on Butterfly and additional Br’er Rabbit dialogue, Ginny’s last name, Johnny’s dad title of John, Sr., Joe and Jake Favers’ first names, Teenchy and Br’er Frog’s mentions, Lucile Watson’s character’s name updated from Grandmother to Miss Doshy, cast Patrick Curtis* as character Tommy Favers*, and Song information (including cast information for Hall Johnson Choir and Disney Studio Choir) from Song Of The South.net (http://www.songofthesouth.net/)

Character names for Br’er Possum, Br’er Fish, Mr. Bluebird from Encyclopedia Of A Walt Disney’s Animated Characters (Rev. Ed.) (1993) by John Grant, published by Hyperion Books (New York).

*I have received much information about Patrick Curtis and his NON-involvement in this film.  Don't believe any site that tells you otherwise.





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