Disney Book Club: Song of the South & Forbidden Disney
June 28th, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Have you ever ridden on Splash Mountain and wondered “Who the heck is Br’er Rabbit anyway?” You aren’t alone! Song of the South was a hybrid live-action/animated film released in 1946 by Walt Disney. It was re-released to theaters in the 50s, 70s, and 80s and sold on VHS and Laserdisc before the Walt Disney Company decided to seal the film in the Disney Vault permanently. Why was the film so controversial, and should it be re-released today?
Learn more about the history of Song of the South in Jim Korkis’ Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? And Other Forbidden Disney Stories and join us on June 28th for a screening of the movie. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the film and other controversial Disney projects highlighted in Korkis’ book.
I’ll also be showcasing new Disney books that have come out in the last few months. If you’ve read a Disney book since our last meeting that you’d like to recommend, bring it along and share it with us!
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