Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories #2020

Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories By Jim Korkis Bob McLain Floyd Norman Who s Afraid of the Song of the South and Other Forbidden Disney Stories Brer Rabbit Uncle Remus Song of the South Racist Disney thinks so And that s why it has forbidden the theatrical re release of its classic film Song of the South since But is the film racist Are
  • Title: Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories
  • Author: Jim Korkis Bob McLain Floyd Norman
  • ISBN: 9780984341559
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories By Jim Korkis Bob McLain Floyd Norman Brer Rabbit Uncle Remus Song of the South Racist Disney thinks so And that s why it has forbidden the theatrical re release of its classic film Song of the South since 1986.But is the film racist Are its themes, its characters, even its music so abominable that Disney has done us a favor by burying the movie in its infamous Vault, where the Company claims it will remaBrer Rabbit Uncle Remus Song of the South Racist Disney thinks so And that s why it has forbidden the theatrical re release of its classic film Song of the South since 1986.But is the film racist Are its themes, its characters, even its music so abominable that Disney has done us a favor by burying the movie in its infamous Vault, where the Company claims it will remain for all time Disney historian Jim Korkis does not think so.In his newest book, Who s Afraid of the Song of the South , Korkis examines the film from concept to controversy, and reveals the politics that nearly scuttled the project Through interviews with many of the artists and animators who created Song of the South, and through his own extensive research, Korkis delivers both the definitive behind the scenes history of the film and a balanced analysis of its cultural impact.What else would Disney prefer you did not know Plenty.Korkis also pulls back the curtain on such dubious chapters in Disney history as Disney s cinematic attack on venereal disease Ward Kimball s obsession with UFOs Tim Burton s depressed stint at the Disney Studios Walt Disney s nightmares about his stomping an owl to death Wally Wood s Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster J Edgar Hoover s hefty FBI file on Walt Disney Little Black Sunflower s animated extinction Plus 10 forbidden tales that Disney wishes would go away.Whether you re a film buff, an armchair academic, or a Disney fan eager to peek behind Disney s magical and tightly controlled curtain, you ll discover lots you never knew about Disney.With a foreword by Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Who s Afraid of the Song of the South is both authoritative and entertaining.Jim Korkis is the best selling author of Vault of Walt, and has been researching and writing about Disney for over three decades The Disney Company itself uses his expertise for special projects Korkis resides in Orlando, Florida.
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    1. I did say in my review of The Revised Vault of Walt that I didn t think I would see eye to eye with Korkis about The Song of the South Surprise, I don t I think it would be fair to sum up his argument as follows Disney Studios at large weren t intentionally making a racist film, most or all charges of racism are based on an understandable misunderstanding of the movie s time period, and that Disney should re release the movie because, with some sort of contextual feature, it wouldn t be that con [...]


    2. This was the first Jim Korkis book I have read I am a die hard Disney fan The author presents probably the most scholarly piece of work available on The Song of The South The author gives his opinion, but he leaves it up to the reader to take in all the opinions presented from actors in the movie, reviewers, newspapers, The NAACP, Ebony Magazine, stockholders, Walt and Roy Disney and many others and then to make up their own opinion.The story of The Song of the South takes up until pg 105 After [...]


    3. It is fascinating that THE SONG OF THE SOUTH has been a forbidden Disney film for so long, and I fear that keeping it in the vault has only reinforced the perception that it is an overtly racist film This book, with a very perceptive Forward by former Disney artist, Floyd Norman, may help to lay this perception to rest.As an avid film collector, I was one of those who had to seek out a bootleg copy in order to see the film Mine was a copy of a Japanese laserdisc release English, but with Japanes [...]


    4. This author is a frequent guest on one of my favorite podcasts, WDW Radio, where he discusses, in great depth, the history of Disney, both the man and the company He s always fascinating, and really goes deep into his subjects.This book is sort of split in half, with the first half going into the history and production of the controversial film Song of the South Pretty much every aspect is examined in depth, with information on the animators, writers, actors, the controversies surrounding it bot [...]


    5. I was very much looking forward to Jim Korkis detailed info on the stories Disney doesn t want us to know However, this book is a bit of a letdown While the Song of the South info is good it s not great Chapters are very short, and provide the same amount of information I could get from a few articles and The later stories are lacking as well, many with abrupt endings and telling very little information.I did enjoy reading about Kingdom of the Sun and a few other tidbits, but most of the book fe [...]


    6. This was a very insightful book Anybody who is a fan of Disney needs to read this It does talk about Song of the South like it promises things like the actors, the music, and the premiere , but it also goes into detail about a number of other controversies such as Sunflower from Fantasia It s apparent that the author did a lot of research to get the facts straight I hope that someday Disney will finally open up and release the movie in America which will probably never happen , but until now, th [...]


    7. Tidbits of unknown Disney historyThis book is required reading for all Disney fans It contains so much than Song of the South facts Covering some minutiae of production, and the thought processes used in developing and canning projects within the Studios The details regarding Tim Burton s employment at Disney, UFO s, and communism are well worth your time Park and movie materials are covered in detail A great read


    8. I m a huge fan of all things Disney, but this book was a little too detailed even for me It was very repetitive and the writing felt unpolished I almost felt like I was reading a high schoolers essay at points There were a lot of details that I didn t care about and that seemed only vaguely related You can find better Disney books to spend your time reading.


    9. At times, I had problems with the writing style and bias of the author but overall this is a historical and biographical treasure trove.


    10. Some entertaining anecdotes in here I found the Song of the South stuff alright didn t seem as interesting as I d hoped Would be really really curious to see this movie now though I thought the other shorter chapters were interesting, or maybe it s because they were a bit to the point that it held my attention better.


    11. Since I am a Disney fan, I liked the book very much It was interesting to hear the stories history behind Song of the South However, I do not agree with Disney not releasing the movie This is a part of history which should not be ignored and Disney does not delve into really factual history but rather the story telling over the ages.


    12. To all expecting a thorough story of The Song of the South here you won t find it You will, however, find information on the movie in one place than ever before, though it lasts only 104 pages What is missing is the true why why does this movie continue to be buried in the Disney vault The best Korkis can find is that Disney CEO Bob Iger still seems to consider the movie, at the very least, vaguely racist This is enough to keep it from the sunlight Once again this book is very Korkisian in the [...]


    13. I m a huge Disney fan, so finding this book on the most forbidden movie in Disney history was a grand surprise It does drag a little here and there, but gives a thorough accounting of how the movie came to be and why it is so in my opinion, unjustly vilified Bad marketing movies, ambiguous storyline those were the two main problems that plagued the movie The screenplay has it taking place AFTER the Civil War, thus the workers in the field are free men and women Unfortunately, that s not spelled [...]


    14. What a disappointment This is supposedly an expose of the racism behind Walt Disney s The Song of the South, but the book tells us nothing of the sort By the author s own account, Disney thought he was creating his masterpiece, believing Joel Chandler Harris to be the equivalent of Mark Twain He met with all sorts of African American Negro back then groups to assure that his film would be anything but racist With no evidence whatsoever, the word got out that the film was going to be condescendin [...]


    15. A fast and informative read about a movie many have yet to see Like most animation fans in the last 30 or so years, I ve watched SONG OF THE SOUTH via a bootleg copy never the best way to watch a film The movie, while good hearted and beautifully animated, isn t on the level of a SNOW WHITE THE SEVEN DWARFS or SLEEPING BEAUTY That being said, it is a lightening rod due to racial concerns and changing sensibilities A lot of the rancor directed at the film comes from misinformation something that [...]


    16. This book was full of information that in all of my years reading about Disney, I have never come across Korkis s research is well presented Some of the stories I really do wish were further fleshed out, but I think his presentation of them may inspire further investigation and scholarly research This was a delightful read in that Korkis is an obvious fan and presents facts rather than simply trying to vilify the Disney Corporation He alludes to why decisions may have been made providing backgro [...]


    17. Info wise, a terrific book, but the writing and organization are less than inspired The author explains that the second section contains material that does not fit comfortably into the whole and so risks the story to go off on interesting tangents and distract readers from the main thesis not that the book actually has a strong thesis or even makes a particular argument , but, in fact, all the material is germane and could be easily be integrated with the chapters before it By the end of the not [...]


    18. A very dry, just the facts look at the history of the Song of the South, the controversy over its release and the lingering reasons it is still not available for home viewing in America It has been almost 30 years since its last release, so I would have preferred that the story synopsis was closer to the beginning of the book The remainder of the book is padded out with other moments of dark history and choices made by the Disney Corporation over the years.


    19. This is a great book for learning some Disney history you might not learn anywhere else Especially about the much maligned Song of the South, the work from which this work takes part of its title I d recommend this book to any fan of Disney or Disney history who doesn t mind looking under the rugs In other words, if you prefer a vision of Walt Disney and his company as squeaky clean and never wrong, then this might not be the book for you, but otherwise you ll probably enjoy it.


    20. These forbidden stories weren t even interesting There s so much potential to explore writing about Song of the South but it in this book it reads like a very dry page I still don t know how a movie Disney refuses to rerelease and has always caused controversy and strife for Disney was chosen as the subject of one of the major rides in the theme parks This book shines no light on that conundrum or anything else.


    21. Half the book is about the creation controversy surrounding Song of the South, and the second half is a collection of essays detailing other embarrassing Disney true stories The Song of the South portion goes into incredible depth, and is a worthwhile read The individual essays, though, were disappointing.


    22. I loved reading about things that Disney doesn t want us to know about than the racist issues of The Song of the South This book could have gotten a 5 Star rating if I didn t feel like I was reading entries from an encyclopedia Just some general transitional statements would have made this very informative book even stronger.


    23. A fascinating telling of the story of one of Disney s most controversial films, telling the story of how it was made, its significance, and why it may never again be released Jim provides great info on this and other stories Disney would rather not discuss, but does so even handedly and intelligently Bravo, Jim


    24. The book definitely makes a point for the movie to be released Having seen it, it is definitely not a PC movie But, as the book says, neither is Gone with the Wind Of course, the Song of the South arguments are only half the book The rest is interesting on its own, especially the chapter about The Emperor s New Groove.


    25. Never knewYou think you may know all of something, but the reality is you only know pieces This book gives you the whole puzzle in detail Great stories, interviews and nuggets for film and Disney fans I have always enjoyed Song of the South and only knew the rumors of why the Disney company doesn t have a whole lot to do with it Plus, great tales of Walt Disney, too.


    26. Some books give you information and some tell you stories This is of the latter and then some It was filled with the info I wanted and for that I am grateful.The book is a little disjointed and needed a stronger editorial hand However, I needed the info, and it was great.


    27. I found this perspective interesting as it comes from Disney s first black animator I always loved this film I think it is interesting to see how many things have been edited by Disney over the years I enjoyed his stories of Walt Disney as well as the live actors in the film.


    28. Fascinating stories about little known Disney productions and myths, not just Song of the South I ve learnt about Disney s menstruation and sex ed animations, the censored black centaurette from Fantasia and a multitude of other forbidden tales Recommended for any Disney buff.


    29. My father took me to see Song of the South when I was young This book offers a nice history of the film and the controversies associated with it Also included are other gossipy bits of Disney lore If you are a Disney fanatic, you may enjoy this.


    30. While entertaining at times, there was not much left to the Disney unknown, but that is a personal knowledge I came in thinking I d learn a bunch from this, and yet I did not It was fun but disappointing.


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