In post-Civil War Georgia, seven-year old Johnny is on his grandmother’s plantation when he discovers Uncle Remus, a wise, elderly black man who regales Johnny with magical tales of Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Bear. Through Uncle Remus’ adventurous stories, Johnny learns life lessons.
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The sadist in me was thrilled with the violence in the animated sequences, but then a black woman with attitude grew up inside me, raging and yelling at the racism and white sovereignty of this movie and the background story of its release (which is much more interesting than the film itself).