This tribute to Joel Chandler Harris aired on the television show “Disneyland” on January 18, 1956 to coincide with the theatrical re-release of Song of the South. Walt Disney himself hosted the program.
The video concludes with the Song of the South version of “The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story” (37:45).
Items of note–
1. Young Joel Chandler Harris is played by David Stollery, who went on to design the Toyota Celica A40 series in 1978. Thank you, David.
2. Joseph Addison Turner is depicted as Colonel Sanders himself. In reality he was probably 35 or so when he hired Harris.
See what I mean?
3. My apologies if this video gets taken down. If I go to jail for posting this, please call my mom.