November 20, 2006
Where Have You Gone, Uncle Remus?
November 12th, 2006 marked the 60th anniversary of the movie Song of the South. Perhaps this cultural milestone did not capture your attention. Perhaps you don't even remember celebrating the 50th anniversary. There is a reason for that, and it is not your faulty memory. Disney goes to great lengths to hype every one of its Classic Movies "for a limited time, only" complete with memorabilia and trinkets and googaws and suchlike. But there has been none of that commercial celebratin' for Song of the South. It is in limbo, or purgatory, if you prefer. So why is it that Americans have yet to see this classic Disney film on DVD or video? Is it too politically incorrect, perhaps? Let's see what shreholders asked some of the cringing powerbrokers of Disneytopia: March 11, 2006 Disney CEO Robert Iger: No Song of the South Yet During the question and answer session at Disney's 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Anaheim, CA, the question was raised by a Disney...(Read Full Article)