Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? And Other Forbidden Disney Stories


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Brer Rabbit. Uncle Remus. Tune of the South. Racist?

Disney thinks so. And that is why it has forbidden the theatrical re-release of its basic movie Tune of the South since 1986.

However is the movie racist? Are its themes, its characters, even its music so abominable that Disney has performed us a favor by burying the film in its notorious Vault, the place the Firm claims it is going to stay all the time?

Disney historian Jim Korkis doesn’t suppose so.

In his latest e-book, Who’s Afraid of the Tune of the South?, Korkis examines the movie from idea to controversy, and divulges the politics that almost scuttled the undertaking. By means of interviews with lots of the artists and animators who created Tune of the South, and thru his personal in depth analysis, Korkis delivers each the definitive behind-the-scenes historical past of the movie and a balanced evaluation of its cultural influence.

What else would Disney favor you didn’t know? A lot.

Korkis additionally pulls again the curtain on such doubtful chapters in Disney historical past as:

Disney’s cinematic assault on venereal diseaseWard Kimball’s obsession with UFOsTim Burton’s depressed stint on the Disney StudiosWalt Disney’s nightmares about his stomping an owl to deathWally Wooden’s Disneyland Memorial Orgy posterJ. Edgar Hoover’s hefty FBI file on Walt DisneyLittle Black Sunflower’s animated extinction

Plus 10 extra forbidden tales that Disney needs would go away.

Whether or not you are a movie buff, an armchair educational, or a Disney fan desirous to peek behind Disney’s magical (and tightly managed) curtain, you may uncover tons you by no means knew about Disney.

With a foreword by Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Who’s Afraid of the Tune of the South? is each authoritative and entertaining.

Jim Korkis is the best-selling creator of Vault of Walt, and has been researching and writing about Disney for over three many years. The Disney Firm itself makes use of his experience for particular tasks. Korkis resides in Orlando, Florida.

Writer ‏ : ‎ Theme Park Press (December 12, 2012)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 276 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0984341552
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0984341559
Merchandise Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.63 x 8.5 inches

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