Over the years, the comedian has built up a raft of fans, not just for his comedy work but also for his unflinching BBC TV documentaries Song Of The South
and Song Of The Border.
Griffith's 1915 film Birth of a Nation and the 1946 Disney film Song of the South
. In Birth of a Nation, the specter of Black male savagery against white women becomes a clarion call for the Klan to retake the South from marauding Blacks empowered by Reconstruction.
In "Song of the South
", produced in 1946, Disney combined live actors with animated figures.
Even disregarding wins for the partially-animated "Mary Poppins" and "Song of the South
," Disney's animated films have been Oscar song juggernauts.
As for me, I grew up with Song of the South
with Brer Rabbit and Uncle Remus, Treasure Island with Bobby Driscoll and The Secret Garden with Margaret O'Brien.
Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South
. By Jason Sperb.
Among their topics are a Todorovian approach to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, the reimagination of Lucy Pevensie through film franchise texts and digital fan cultures, nurturing young cinephiles with Martin Scorsese's Hugo, and Disney's commodification of Black culture in Song of the South
and The Princess and the Frog.
She explains how Disney, gifted with appreciation for sketching and film, channeled unusual pairings into classics, such as Tchaikovsky's waltzes into background for the film "Fantasia." A glossary explains animated cels and live action, two views that Disney overlayered in "Song of the South
Sunday, the symphony performs Disney show tunes in a family- friendly concert that will include music from such classics as "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and even the seldom-revisited 1946 "Song of the South
Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 - July 26, 1978) is best remembered for her association with popular Walt Disney animations films such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South
These include Oscar-winning songs such as Pinocchio's When You Wish Upon A Star, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song Of The South
, The Little Mermaid's Under the Sea and Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King.