Remember the first time you saw Walt Disney's Song of the South? It was amazing when it was first released in the 1940s! And it's still amazing today. Live characters interact with adorable animated creatures. It was a special moment for sure. If you or your family and friends have never seen it it's probably because it hasn't been seen in theaters since the 1980s and it has never been released in the U.S. on videotape or DVD.
We believe that it's time to allow all who haven't had an opportunity to experience this precious story a chance see it on DVD. The live action and animation sequences were groundbreaking at the time of production and remain as special and exciting as ever. Also, we feel that this film is no more racist than Gone With the Wind or a dozen other classics that are in general release. It is a sweet film filled with loving and caring white and African American characters. It takes place after the Civil War and the slaves have been given their freedom, however it is early in this new era and times are hard for everyone, black and white alike, so character depictions are possibly "glamorized" a bit. But this is a children's movie primarily and as such it provides good moral examples on all sides.
If you too would like to see this film restored and released to theaters and on DVD by Disney we suggest you join the more than 130,000 who have already signed an online petition to have it reissued. You can sign the petition here. Just imagine how wonderful this mix of live characters and animation would look after using today's amazing film restoration technology.