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So, the Disney movie Song of the South has never been released on home video.

I have no idea, therefore, why I have clear, if distant, memories of watching it, since I wasn't born until 1980 and therefore definitely couldn't have seen it in the cinema. (Also I remember that I was sitting on the floor for at least some of it.)

I know, now, that that movie is horribly racist and everything, but as a small child, I had never heard of the American Civil War, or a plantation, or any of the context that explains why it's racist. What I remembered of it was mostly Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, with the bluebird, and Uncle Remus seemins so nice, and Br'er Rabbit stories.

How did this happen?

(Oh, hey, my mother intermittently reads this now. Mum? How did I see Song of the South? We lived in Australia! In the 80s! (I refuse to think that I saw it in South Africa, and my sole memory of pre-emigration life is a Disney movie.))
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From:[personal profile] flamebyrd
Date: July 27th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
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Television? We used to record a lot of Disney movies off the TV when I was a kid.
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From:[personal profile] deird1
Date: July 27th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
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On Sunday evening tv, early 80s. (I was also a Melburnian, and watched it when I was little. Fairly sure it was recorded, ads and all.)
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From:[personal profile] silverai
Date: July 27th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
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Definitely on TV. We taped it when it was shown in two parts over two nights sometime when I was in primary school, so late 80's early 90's. I have a bootleg avi of it now which I watched recently, I was very surprised to find it was only 90 minutes long. Strange they split it up.
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From:[personal profile] nellie_meg
Date: July 28th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)

Song of the South

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I have no idea how you have a memory of this; I've never seen it that I recall. I think that the zipadeedoodah bit probably appeared on TV as part of something else, but I have nothing else to suggest!
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