April 10, 2007

At long racist last

Looks like Disney may be coming 'round to finally release the long-deleted classic Song of the South.

I remember seeing the film in the theater when I was growing up - probably during the 1980 theater re-release and crying like a total little girl when the boy gets gored by the bull near the end of the film. There was a whole bunch of sadness by that point in the flick, but there was apparently a huge racist tone to the film that as a naive lil' five-year-old I certainly didn't get.

Of course, that hasn't stopped 118,000 folks from signing an online petition to get the thing released on DVD or video - or at least released from the Disney vault.

1 comment:

ame said...

Didn't we have the soundtrack as kids? Maybe that was the jungle book?