The A-HAA blog, which chronicle’s ASIFA’s attempt to document animation history, has posted some very beautiful scans of a Little Golden Book from 1949. The book features Uncle Remus Stories as retold by the Walt Disney Studios and illustrated by some of its best animators. Mary Blair provides the cover and Bill Justice and Al Dempster the illustrations.
This book is interesting, not just for its relationship to the rarely seen Disney film, Song of the South,
but for the material that doesn’t appear in the film. Along with the
familiar stories about the Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit’s Laffin’ Place,
the book illustrates a dozen other stories like "De Great Rabbit
Terrapin Race", "Brer Fox and de Stolen Goobers" and "Why de Cricket
Fambly Lives in Chimbleys"
Sure would be nice to have a special edition version of the Song Of The South released on DVD. (Read)