Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah James Baskett (1904–1948) was an American actor known for his portrayal of Uncle Remus, singing the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" in the 1946 Disney feature film Song of the South. In recognition of his warm portrayal of the famous black storyteller he was given an Honorary Academy Award, making him the very first male performer of African descent to receive an Oscar.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah was my favorite song as a child. James Baskett was an American actor known for his portrayal of Uncle Remus, singing the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" in the 1946 Disney feature film Song of the South.

Zippity doo dah!

Uncle Remus in Song of the South singing Zip a Dee Doo Dah performed by James Baskett

Song of the South will not appear for sale by Disney due to racial overtones.  It does however contain the lovely song, Zippity Doo Dah.

Song of the South kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

As is “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” — a song from Disney’s 1946 movie “Song of the South” performed by James Baskett. Description from rapgenius.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Uncle Remus 'n Mr Bluebird--one of my favorite childhood memories is of going to the theater to see "Song of the South" with my Daddy. And also, riding in his truck with him, while he sang "Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah." <3

Uncle Remus 'n Mr Bluebird-"Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah. bluebird will be on my shoulder at some point in the future

Song of the South - the one Disney movie that Americans will NEVER see. I own it on DVD though. :D

Pin for Later: 25 Disney Songs We Will Never Stop Singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," Song of the South One of the oldest yet possibly still one of the most recognisable songs on this list — though its source film is one of Disney's most controversial.

Uncle Remus and Br'er Rabbit in Disney's Song of the South!  I absolutely loved this story, and it will always be a very fond childhood memory... still sing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!!!"

*BR'ER RABBIT & UNCLE REMUS (James Baskett) ~ "I hope you know what you is doing" Brer Rabbit-"Don't worry about me I can take care of myself" Brer Rabbit runs away-Song of the South 1946

ZIPPITY DOO DAH ZIPPITY AYE MY OHHH MYYY WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY  KISSES DAYZEEE DEW

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"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", written by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert won the award for Best Song at the 20th Academy Awards on March 20, 1948.[30] A special Academy Award was given "To James Baskett for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world in Walt Disney's 'Song of the South.'"

Clockwise from left: Ginny (Luana Patten), Uncle Remus (James Baskett), Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) and Toby (Glenn Leedy)

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