A plantation in the Old South: young Bobby Driscoll learns of life through the stories of former slave Uncle Remus (James Baskett). This rather mushy combination of animation and live-action remains one of Disney's most controversial efforts. It contains magical graphic work - notably the standout 'Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah' number - but racial stereotyping drew furious protests from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Hollywood's response? An honorary Oscar for Baskett.
Cast and crew
Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Dalton Raymond, Maurice Rapf, Morton Grant
Luana Patten Bobby Driscoll Ruth Warrick James Baskett Hattie McDaniel