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Jonny "Me You" wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:  Also, are there any dates for Fanatasia to be released any time soon (and "2000"Wink?

Nope. If you reallllly want to get it, you have to buy a copy of the Fantasia Anthology box that came out briefly a few years ago. It's going for like $120 on eBay I think Sad


I'll wait it out, it's bound to be released sooner or later.
Never heard of it
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:  Also, are there any dates for Fanatasia to be released any time soon (and "2000"Wink?

Nope. If you reallllly want to get it, you have to buy a copy of the Fantasia Anthology box that came out briefly a few years ago. It's going for like $120 on eBay I think Sad
Not EXACTLY on topic, but still relevant...

Were the scenes of Sunflower (The Centaur) destroyed for "Fantasia"? And if not, would they be put back or would it suffer from SotS syndrome? Also, are there any dates for Fanatasia to be released any time soon (and "2000")?
Well maybe one day we might get a release!  
stanton heck wrote: There are lots of negative images of gays & lesbians in movies but those movies always come on DVD. I think Diney should release the movie and (as another person n this post has said) have African-Americans tell us why the movie is a negative portrait.  I don't blame African-Americans for not liking the movie. I just think we can use "The SOng of the South" DVD as a tool on why this images are hurtful.  

Bad analogy.  Gays and lesbians are not as well though of in political circles.

There are many movies with negative portrayals of blacks, especially from the early years of Hollywood (think Birth of a Nation).  These movies have made their way to DVD.  I don't know why Song of the South hasn't.  If Disney is going to use it as a ride at Disney World, why can't they offer the movie!
There are lots of negative images of gays & lesbians in movies but those movies always come on DVD. I think Diney should release the movie and (as another person n this post has said) have African-Americans tell us why the movie is a negative portrait.  I don't blame African-Americans for not liking the movie. I just think we can use "The SOng of the South" DVD as a tool on why this images are hurtful.  
I'm really dying to see this. DAMN YOU ROGER EBERT!
stanton heck wrote: Yes I went to a friends house and they played it for me they said they got it on e-bay.  I tried a couple of times to buy one but I'm always out bid.  I thought the dvd would have poor picture but I was very surprised.  

Sounds like a dupe of the old laserdisc which I think came out in Japan. Either way, on real DVD it would prob be remastered and look even better Wink
for anyone in uk, Song of the south is on BBC2 now. Missed start though
This seems to be the year of bringing back classic movies on DVD. "Lady and the Tramp" "Little Mermaid"  A Richard Donner Version of "Superman II",  A Special Edition of "Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me" with the much WANTED DELETED FOOTAGE is rumored to be coming out in 2007 as well as "Blade Runner" the Ultimate Cut in 2007.  So maybe "Song of The South" might just be released after all.  
Yes I went to a friends house and they played it for me they said they got it on e-bay.  I tried a couple of times to buy one but I'm always out bid.  I thought the dvd would have poor picture but I was very surprised.  
stanton heck wrote: I saw "Song of the SOuth" last night on DVD I coudn't belive how good it looked.  Disney is missing out on millions

Care to explain further?
I saw "Song of the SOuth" last night on DVD I coudn't belive how good it looked.  Disney is missing out on millions
Adrian wrote: We can't get Song of the South, but we can yet another release of Lady and the Tramp II.
Don't forget a re-release of Cnderella II
Only because this is totally on topic, and may help advance some people knowledge of this film, here is an address you can clicky to see some information about this film and it's jorney from original release to rerelease to VHS to possible DVD,aand all types of tidbits of information about the film, incase you are not aware of it: http://www.songofthesouth.net/home.html

If I should not have posted another website's address, please forgive, for I know not what I do!!!

I do not know why Disney Treats "song of the South" like its a step-child.  Warner holds (and MGM when it owned it) up "Gone With The Wind" with pride nobody seems to be upset about that?  
MGR
Then if Disney isn't gonna give us this DVD.... the bootleggers will flourish yet again
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I own 75 of 150 John Wayne movies on DVD!
We can't get Song of the South, but we can yet another release of Lady and the Tramp II.
MGR
Adrian wrote: ...couldn't they have a well respect person (say Cosby) introduce the film and give a historical context of when the film was made?

Like Warners did for volume 3 of the Looney Tunes DVD's?
What's amazing is that Disney suprised everyone and released their World War II (?) propaganda cartoons.  No one thought these would ever see the light of day again and there really was no clamoring for them to be released; however, there is a good deal of the animation enthusiasts that want to see Song of the South.  If they are really concerned about how blacks are concerned, couldn't they have a well respect person (say Cosby) introduce the film and give a historical context of when the film was made?
MGR
I will send you the video... however I will be using ketchup to make them taste better
MGR wrote:  ... If this comes to DVD I will eat my slippers.

I look forward to seeing that. I'll have to remind you when it's released.
MGR
Well ya see those politically correct idiots can't let this be released because it goes against their tight **** stupidity. Seriously they need to get that damn stick out of their tushie and stop trying to erase history. If this comes to DVD I will eat my slippers.  
The episode of Drawn Together about the racist cartoon characters really hits the nail on the head. Its part of our past, like it or not.
To the best of my knowledge, "Dumbo" was never edited to remove the crows. In fact they sing one of the classic Disney tunes, "When I See an Elephant Fly."
I never got an answer on the Dumbo thread, so maybe someone will answer here.  Wasn't Dumbo edited to remove the crowes because of the "stereotypes"?

I was just at Disney and it strikes me odd that one of the most popular rides there is based on Song of the South, but most kids that ride it these days have never seen or heard of Song of the South.
I read about that sometime back. It's a real shame. Especially considering the movie Dumbo contains just as many "stereotypes" as Song of the South, even though both are positive movies.
that's too bad
It's not good news.  

UltimateDisney.com: A little over a year ago, a website which specializes in Disney-related speculative journalism reported getting inside word that Song of the South would be coming to DVD this fall as a special 60th Anniversary Edition. While this source has gotten some accurate scoops in the past, we classified this Song of the South news as rumor. The story was conceivable as various signs over the past few years have pointed to Disney finally giving this 1946 live action-animated musical a North American home video release, but this source was the only place reporting a firm release window. Yesterday, at Disney's annual shareholders meeting in Anaheim, current CEO Robert Iger debunked those rumors, claiming that he screened the movie recently and holds concerns about its depictions, even considering the context in which it was made. Citing "a sensitivity that exists in today's culture", he confirmed that a decision to not re-release the film ensures that a home video release will not be occurring in the foreseeable future. (Bootleggers, rejoice!).
Anymore news on this release?
If "Song of the South" gets released this year I hope that do sink some $$$ into this movie and re-store the negative.  I think this movie is a gem.  It is not as bad as "Birth of a Nation"
i wonder if Steve Jobs will have anything to do with its coming out or not now that he is the majority shareholder
I have to agree again. Good thread.
Yes, "Song of the South" should be released. It is more than an "artifact" it is a bonified classic. However, I understand how some people would be offended by the stereotypical characters in the film. I believe that the inclusion of commentaries and/or introductions by prominent black historians and leaders should put things in proper perspective. My personal sensitivities to some of the stereotypes in Shakespeare's plays were never addressed when I had to read them in High School and College. But I was intelligent enough to put them in the proper perspective and appreciate his brilliance.
It's long been rumored that Eisner was the one that was holding back Song of the South.  It was actually released on video in the mid 1980s.  I remember seeing it on TV sometime in my childhood in the mid 70s or so.  I wouldn't be surprised if Disney does eventually release it.  Many people were stunned when the released their propoganda shorts for World War II.  I think put in the proper context, Song of the South is an interesting artifact from the past.
captmarvel wrote: People have claimed that this film has been locked away in a vault since the civil rights movement.  But I did see it at an old revival house in Akron, Ohio back in 1987.  I don't understand the controversy---Uncle Remus is a strong leading character.  If a studio would shy away from releasing this film they should start yanking Gone With the Wind off of store shelves right now.  

Yep.
This was last released in 1986 at the movies for 3 weeks only.  Ut came out the same weekend as "An American Tail" "American Tail" took in more money.  This was the last nation wide release.
Was this ever released?
I'm definately gonna pick it up when it's released, if anything it'll become a big collector's item if Disney changes it's mind.
I know this movie for some reason makes "Disney Nervous".  In fact the deleted some stuff from "Fantasia" becauase of the same fear.  
Yes but this is Disney we're talking about. If there is even the faintest whiff of controversy that could damage their company they won't risk it
People have claimed that this film has been locked away in a vault since the civil rights movement.  But I did see it at an old revival house in Akron, Ohio back in 1987.  I don't understand the controversy---Uncle Remus is a strong leading character.  If a studio would shy away from releasing this film they should start yanking Gone With the Wind off of store shelves right now.  
And that's why you'll never see it. No way is Disney ever going to risk controversy
i cant wait to see the uproar over it
Just finished watching it, and I don't see the problem.  I can see what the problem WAS, but I don't think there's any reason to still have it banned.  Slavery is part of America's history and we should accept that instead of pretending it didn't happen.  No reason for a 60 year ban.
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: A 60th Anniversary Edition DVD has been rumored for Fall 2006It's about goddamn time!
I actually downloaded this movie via a torrent because I have no other means of seeing it.  But, since I'm not a thief, if it does come out in the fall, I'll be sure to buy it.  There's one that BETTER have some good features and documentaries.
A 60th Anniversary Edition DVD has been rumored for Fall 2006
DISNEY DVD Song of the South
Is this ever going to be releasede in the United States in an offical Release!  Its now time for its 60th Anniversary.  I can't belive Disney would pass this by!  I know lots of people think it is not apolicaly correct movie but come on I would love to see this again.