Disney Music Monday

#DisneyMusicMonday – Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Disney Music Monday

Splash Mountain is the ride based on the movie The Song of the South.

Hello everyone, and welcome to #DisneyMusicMonday!  This week we are taking a look at one of the most popular songs in Disney — Zip A Dee Doo Dah!  Are you having a Zip A Dee Doo Dah day?  If not, maybe our post will help you out!

I’m joined by my friend Tim from Dad for Disney! Do you have a blog? Do you look forward to your Disney Music as much as I do? If so, how about writing a post and adding it to our linkup? The only criteria that matters is that it has to be about Disney Music.  It is my hope that our posts help you get back into the workweek full steam ahead, and that they turn what may be a chaotic Monday into something a little more manageable.

As I mentioned, today we are taking a look at Zip A Dee Doo Dah — the song that got it’s start in the 1946 film Song of the South, starring James Baskett.  This song won the Academy Award for Best Song, which just goes to show how popular it was from the very start!

To celebrate this, here is a YouTube clip of the song as seen in the movie.  I hope you enjoy it!

Now that I hopefully have put a smile on your face, go check out the rest of the entries, and thanks for stopping by!

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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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