- Because of its unrealistic depiction of the post-Civil War "Reconstruction" era, this film has been quietly retired by the Walt Disney Company in the USA since 1986 (40th Anniversary re-release).
- James Baskett initially auditioned for a small voice part in the film. He not only got the part of Br'er Fox, but also Uncle Remus, making him the first live-action actor to be hired by Disney.
- The working title for "Song of the South" was "Uncle Remus".
- Most of the outdoor live action scenes were filmed in Phoenix, Arizona.
- All but five minutes of Song of the South contains music.
- This film has never been released on video or DVD in the USA.
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