Harris created the character of Uncle Remus in 1876 and began writing the Uncle Remus stories as a serial series to, in his words, preserve in permanent shape those curious mementoes of a period that will no doubt be sadly misrepresented by historians of the future. " President Teddy Roosevelt said of Harris, "Presidents may come and presidents may go, but Uncle Remus stays put. Georgia has done a great many things for the Union, but she has never done more than when she gave Mr. Joel Chandler Harris to American literature. "Song of the South" was Disney's first feature film using live actors, who provided a framework for several animated segments throughout the film.
The character of Uncle Remus, who was presumably a former slave, was played by James Baskett. The film includes several folk tales of the adventures of anthropomorphic Br'er Rabbit and his enemies, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. The film's song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Song, is used often by both Disney and in popular culture.
The film inspired the Disney theme park water log attraction, Splash Mountain. Because of the film's depiction of black former slaves and of race relations in Reconstruction-Era Georgia; the film has been controversial since its original release. A number of critics, both at the time of its release and in later decades, have described the film as racist. Consequently, "Song of the South" has never been released in its entirety on home video in the United States. Br'er Rabbit was animated by the great Walt Disney animators Marc Davis and Ollie Johnston.
Johnny Lee (an African-American singer, dancer and actor) provided the voice of Br'er Rabbit and James Baskett was the star of the film portraying Uncle Remus. In recognition of his warm portrayal of the famous black storyteller, Baskett was given an Honorary Academy Award; making him the very first black male performer to receive an Oscar. Measurements: Size - Br'er Rabbit: 4 x 3 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 5". Condition: See pictures of the actual cel which is in excellent overall condition, as shown above! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.