Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Song of the South!

Song of the South celebrates it's 67th Anniversary of it's release

Song of the South celebrates the 67th Anniversary of it’s release

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia, that weekly series that shares with you some unique Disney Trivia for you to enjoy!  Thank you for joining me and my cohorts Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Heidi from Heidi’s Head today!

Today’s trivia comes from the movie that would supply the theme for the great ride Splash Mountain — Song of the South!

Did you know…

That, on November 12, 1946, in Atlanta, Georgia, the movie Song of the South premiered at the Fox Theater! The film, based on the books by Joel Chandler Harris, is Walt’s first major plunge into live-action filmmaking (although it also contains animated segments). The kindhearted storyteller Uncle Remus (portrayed by James Baskett) tells a young boy stories about trickster Br’er Rabbit, who outwits Br’er Fox and slow-witted Br’er Bear. The premiere is sponsored jointly by the Atlanta Junior League and the Uncle Remus Memorial Association. In attendance is Walt Disney himself, who makes introductory remarks, introduces the cast and then surprisingly leaves the theater before the film starts. There is concern that Song of the South will encounter controversy. (The film and its hit songs including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” will later provide the inspiration for the Splash Mountain attractions at Disney theme parks.)

Personally, I’ve never seen Song of the South, and I know that there are some people that claim that the movie is racist.  I’m unable to speak to that, but I would be interested to know what your thoughts are.  Here’s what I do know, though — the song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah is one of the most recognized songs to ever come out of a Disney movie — and what makes it even more remarkable is that Song of the South hasn’t been seen in the theaters since November, 1986…

I have been able to find a YouTube video with the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah song, so please enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by! After you watch the video, make sure you click on the rest of the entries to see what they have to share!

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Thank You to our Veterans

My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

Here at My Dreams of Disney, our primary focus is, of course, Disney, and all that you can experience at the premier destination spot in the world.  However, while we love visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland, we also know that we are nothing without our Faith, as you know from our Prayers for the Week posts, and we also know that none of the Disney parks would exist if it wasn’t for the sacrifice of all of the men and women that have paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we have today.

This post is dedicated to all of those brave men and women, and all that they mean to my family.

The Bald Eagle -- symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Bald Eagle — symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up -- Washington, DC.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up — Washington, DC.

When this picture was taken, it was an incredibly cold night, and the tranquility of that night was incredible.  If you have never been to Washington, DC, I urge you to take a trip there and visit all that our Nation’s Capital has to offer — especially it’s historic monuments.

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation -- a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation...

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation — a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation…

The World War II memorial pays tribute to that horrific conflict, and serves as a reminder for any that choose to remember what our country went through.  History is a big thing — if we fail to remember our history, then we are doomed to repeat it.  I fear that our generation has totally forgotten the sacrifices of the generations that came before us…

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

My friends, I have never served in the military — medical issues kept me from even being eligible to do so.  I’m not certain that I would have been cut out for military life, but one thing that I do know is that our country has survived because of it’s military — and my family and I honor all that you have done to protect us.  From the bottom of our heart, I thank each and every one of you for your service — whether current or former, whether you are a serviceman or servicewoman, or the family member of a serviceman.  The sacrifice of all of you is honorable, and we do not take that sacrifice lightly.

Thank you.