Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight in the escapades of the most misc... more »hievous and clever Brer Rabbit as he gleefully outwits Brer Fox, Brer Bear and a whole cast of other critters! With irresistible and toe-tapping new songs and an all-star lineup of voice talent (Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Danny Glover, D.L. Hughley and Wanda Sykes), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is sure to be a family favorite for years to come!« less
Lee W. (leew) from AUBURN, AL Reviewed on 9/30/2009...
Okay - not what I expected. But my kids liked it, though!
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Excellent Family Movie
M. B. Giamalva | Louisiana, USA | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While this movie may not be the same as Disney's classic "Song Of The South", this direct-to-video film is a beautifully animated, clean, wholesome, entertaining family film. This movie is filled with very memorable characters, plenty of adventure, a lot of captivating stories, great moral lessons, and superb animation. This film also has a lot of clean humor without any of the sexual innuendo, lame puns, or gross-out humor that's found in many animated T.V. shows and films nowadays. Even though this film is aimed at small children, you can enjoy this movie whether you're 4 or 40, and it's great for the whole family to watch together (or by yourself). On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this film a 10 all the way! You will not be disappointed."
This is a rip off don't buy it!
S. Chagnon | NY, USA | 04/26/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was introduced to Brer Rabbit via Uncle Remus' stories in Song of the South. This DVD does not remotely come close to the stories told by the lovable Uncle Remus. They are watered down political correct inaccurate bla bla mindless pap. Uncle Remus' original stories had substance and wisdom I didn't find in this DVD."
email@example.com | 09/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the story of Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch when I was a kid. (I had the...(gulp)...album of the story...boy am I old!!) It's great to be able to share these stories with my kids. It's not perfect, but it is enjoyable. Upon repeated viewing, a few things started irritating me, especially considering that my very young children are watching: the party episode, where the song playing in the background says over and over (and over) "Work that body, work, work that body..." The siblings in the skit at the beginning are also pretty rude to each other. This is a movie that doesn't feature cute and cuddly wilderness critters hopping along in friendship...these guys are constantly trying to eat each other. I'm glad we rented it, and we all definitely enjoyed it, but we won't be buying it."
But not for little ones
lauriecsbug | dc area | 05/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen the whole movie yet because my 3 1/2 year old asked me to stop it. He squirmed through Brer Fox trying to eat Brer Rabbit, and the Buzzard trying to eat him, and the alligator, but when the bear had him, it was too scarey. He has seen Curious George, Toy Story 2, and the Little Bear Movie, and enjoyed them. You can guage from that wheher this is appropriae for your preschooler. I couldn't help but laugh myself."
A Disgrace to the African American Spirit
saserfrac | Ventura, Ca United States | 03/10/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"In light of all the controversy surrounding Disney's "Song of the South", this version of Uncle Remus tales only deepens the controversy. As far as pleasing legal experts who get tense around civil rights issues, this movie is tremendous - as far as artistic expression, it's plain awful. As one reviewer noticed, the animation is decent; but the story and character development are horrendous - to plop a child in front of this garbage would be detrimental to their developmental growth.
On the other hand you have Disney's work of art locked up somewhere because it hints at the days of Southern utopia between Master and Servant. I understand this can be offensive, but this was not the aim of the Disney company, only an inevitable subtlety that must be conveyed in order to tell the story. Someone who would be convinced of bringing back the "glory days of the south" after watching this movie clearly missed the point of the film - and probably needs psychologcial evaluation.
Finally I want to point out that this film's "decent animation" was a product of some Asian country. That is, this culturally American film could not be animated by it's countrymen because of the expense. So the guys at Universal used the money that should have been put into production to pay for the name recognition of the voice "talents". I only hope this isn't evidence of where art is headed in this country."