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Uncle Remus
Background information
Feature films Song of the South
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by James Baskett
Portrayed by
Performance model
Inspiration The fictional character of the same name
James Baskett
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, friendly, helpful, wise
Appearance Slender, black skin, half bald, grayish beard, brown eyes, black coat, tan dress shirt, tan fisherman hat, walking stick
Occupation Storyteller, fisherman
Alignment Good
Goal To give advice with his stories.
Home Deep South
Allies Brer Rabbit, Mr. Bluebird, Br'er Frog, Johnny, Ginny, Toby
Enemies Sally (formerly), Tempy (formerly), Favers Brothers
Likes Telling stories of Brer Rabbit, critters
Dislikes Sadness, doing completely nothing
Powers and abilities
Weapons Fishing rod
Fate Walks with the children, Brer Rabbit, and other animated characters into the sunset.
Quote "Stop jumping, Brer Rabbit. You'll run out of breath. Why don't you sit down and calm yourself?"
"Huh? Why is that bluebird?"
"Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!"
"You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far."

Uncle Remus is a fictional character, deuteragonist, and narrator, not to mention title character, of African American folktales. The stories were adapted and compiled by Joel Chandler Harris. His first film appearance was in Disney's 1946 hit Song of the South, where he was portrayed by James Baskett. He also narrates the animated segments, telling the Brer Rabbit stories.


Song of the South

Other appearances

Splash Mountain

Uncle Remus is not seen in the Disney Park attraction based on Song of the South. However, the famous lines he says when telling his stories appear on the walls in the queue and exit areas.

Also, Br'er Frog substitutes for the role of Remus himself, as seen at the very beginning of the ride as he proceeds to spin a Brer Rabbit yarn.


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