My family is going to Disneyland next month and my daughter is finally tall enough to ride Splash Mountain, she is super excited. Ever since the first time she saw it when she was two she has wanted to sit in that log, but has made do with enjoying the pirate drops in the past.
When talking to my mother-in-law about my daughter going on it she said I should show her 'Song of the South' so she could understand the story going on around her. I remember seeing this movie when I was very young, I think it was on Wonderful World of Disney at some point, I also had the book and record set (yes I'm old) when I was her age and loved to play the record and read the book. I was very surprised to find Song of the South is just not available in the United States apparently they sell it at Disneyland Paris but because of controversy the movie has never been released to VHS or DVD in the United States.
I guess I can see why people might find it controversial, but in re watching Peter Pan and Pinocchio as an adult I have found things in there I didn't think were that big of a deal at all that now I was a bit shocked, but as a child didn't think anything of, and it didn't make me racist, swear or drink when I grew up.
It's such a wonderful ride with wonderful stories behind the scenes I really think it's a shame that my daughter won't be able to enjoy the relationship to the ride that she does in Alice or Snow White.
I just wish I had my old record and book.