Back to the film.... I watched SONG OF THE SOUTH today and thought it was a good movie. Not a classic but there were certainly some very good moments. Re: the controversy Having now seen the film I really don't think Uncle Remus is the problem. In fact, I'd say he's one of the best roles for a black actor from this period. Several years ago I was helping out a guy who was writing a book about race in Hollywood from the silent era up to the point of Poitier. Our list was very long in regards to negative characters and the positive ones wouldn't take up enough numbers to make them worth mentioning. The Remus character was one of the best I've seen from this era so that's not the problem. Now, I can see how the animation parts might offend some. Nevermind the "happy slave" stuff that's going to offend, the vocal work on the animated characters are going to rub some the wrong way and I'd say Tar Baby isn't going to go over so well. The sequence where they're talking about hanging the rabbit will probably also rub some the wrong way. I'm not saying people shouldn't be offended but there's no question that there's some questionable stuff here. My 3-year-old watch it with me and he enjoyed it for the most part with the animated stuff being his favorite but he's a bit too young to fully understand the subject of this thread. Either way, I fully support the film getting released even though I wouldn't buy a copy. Still, no one has made a good point as to why Disney should bother releasing this knowing that backlash that would follow.