Song of the South is released

Song Of The South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946, by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris.

The live actors provide a sentimental frame story, in which Uncle Remus relates the folk tales of the adventures of Br'er Rabbit and his friends. These anthropomorphic animal characters appear in animation. The hit song from the film was "Zip A Dee Doo Dah", which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Song and is frequently used as part of Disney's montage themes. The film inspired the Disney theme park ride Splash Mountain.