Tag Archives: Song of the South

Whoopi Goldberg Wants Disney to Bring Back ‘Song of the South’

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Splash Mountain is gone, and with it, the last remaining piece of Disney’s Song of the South (1946) in pop culture. Amid cries for its removal, many others fought for its survival. The arguments were intense on both sides. Pro-removal advocates argued that the film had racist undertones and should not be celebrated. Pro-Splash Mountain advocates argued the ride itself ...

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Disney Would Very Much Like You to Forget That ‘Song of the South’ Ever Existed

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If you have been anywhere near the Walt Disney Parks or on Disney+ in the past several months, you have noticed the extensive advertisements for Disney’s 100th Anniversary. The celebration wrapped up in 2023, commemorating the 100th year since Walt and Roy Disney opened their animation studio, starting the brand and its connection to all of us. Disney decided to ...

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Disney Takes Another Step to Erase ‘Song of the South’ & Splash Mountain

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After many long months of Disney taking steps to distance itself from the controversial Song of the South film, it’s made yet another move in that vein. What is controversial about Song of the South? To many Disney fans’ chagrin, Song of the South has become one of the most controversial movies of all time. The film, released in 1946, is now ...

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Disney Legend Defends Splash Mountain: “Nothing in the Ride Was Detrimental”

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Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering’s former senior vice president of creative development, Tony Baxter, thinks Song of the South was worth saving. Song of the South and its Disney Parks ride, Splash Mountain, have been very controversial and have been the subject of many a debate among the Disney community. When the Walt Disney Company decided to remove Splash Mountain ...

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“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” Removed from Another Disney Parade

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As Splash Mountain continues to fade away from the Disney Theme Parks, an iconic Theme Park song and Disney Anthem is going away as well. Previously, we shared that the song from Splash Mountain and its film inspiration, Song of the South, “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” was going extinct from Disney Parks, especially at Magic Kingdom Park in the Walt Disney World Resort. ...

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Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg Speaks Out to Bring Back ‘Song of the South’

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More and more voices are coming to the surface, asking Disney to bring back the ever-controversial Song of the South. After Splash Mountain’s closure in Walt Disney World Resort at the end of last week, the unfortunately controversial ride and the movie that inspired it have been in the news consistently. Fans are still mourning the loss of many of ...

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Fans Rage At “Racist” and “Pathetic” Splash Mountain Shirt

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A t-shirt seen at Walt Disney World recently incited the rage of many Disney fans, with many calling it “pathetic” and “racist.” Splash Mountain saw its last day last week, yet fans are having a hard time accepting its closure. Even after the ride was gone, many took to Twitter, still petitioning to #SaveSplashMountain and imploring Disney to keep the ...

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A Farewell Letter to Splash Mountain

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Dear Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, Br’er Bear, and all of the other critters of Splash Mountain, Well, y’all, it has truly been a Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah time. But it is time to be moving along. Like all good things, our fun in The Laughin’ Place has come to an end, and I wanted to take a moment today to say thank you ...

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An Iconic Disney Park Song Has Gone Extinct

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Published: 1/20/23 12:07 pm ET Updated: 1/23/23 9:35 am ET The final days of Splash Mountain at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park have come and gone. Now, the Laughin’ Place is closed forever to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. But Disneyland and Disney World fans did not just lose the chance to drop into the Briar Patch with ...

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