Abstract

This essay explores recent Internet fan activity around Walt Disney’s notorious Song of the South (1946), an “Uncle Tom” musical so offensive that the company stopped releasing it to American audiences in 1986. Yet, through the circulation of bootleg copies and various forms of Internet discourse, fans have kept Song in public consciousness—detailing their own affective attachments to the film, resisting any suggestions that it is racist, and hoping to force Disney to finally release it on DVD.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 25-45
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-12
Open Access
No
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