Disney censors ‘Zip-a-dee-doo-dah’ from parks over origin in ‘racist’ Song of the South

Mar 4, 2023 | Political News

Disney recently removed the song “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” from its in-park parades because the song originated from the 1946 live-action/animated hybrid film Song of the South, a motion picture set in Georgia during Reconstruction that has been described as “steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes.”

Fox News reports, “Disney made the change due to the phrase's origin in the 1946 film ‘Song of the South,' long criticized for its idealistic portrayal of the post-war South and racial stereotypes.”