Uncle Remus with Ginny, Johnny, and Toby

James Baskett was the first live actor in a lead role hired by Walt Disney. Shown here as Uncle Remus (center) with Luana Patten as Ginny (left), Bobby Driscoll as Johnny (upper right), and Glenn Leedy as Toby (lower right) in Song of the South, Baskett won a special Academy Award in 1948 for his moving portrayal of Uncle Remus.

Courtesy of Song of the South.net. Copyright 1946 Walt Disney Productions

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries