Br'er Rabbit is the protagonist of the animated sequences of the 1946 Disney feature film Song of the South.

Appearances

Song of the South

In the film, Uncle Remus tell three tales of Br'er Rabbit and his enemies, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. He lives out most of his roles in the storybook.

In the first story, Br'er Rabbit leaves his briar patch since it is giving him too much trouble. However, he then gets caught in Br'er Fox's trap, but manages to escape by tricking Br'er Bear into switching places by convincing him that it was a job that paid a "dollar a minute". He then escapes back to his briar patch as Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox fight, learning that he can't simply run away from trouble, for there is no place too far from it.

In the second story, Br'er Rabbit travels the trail, greeting everyone along the way. But then he becomes offended when he gets no response from the Tar Baby, which is another trap concocted by Br'er Fox. Br'er Rabbit punches it and gets stuck inside, but eventually escapes by tricking Br'er Fox into throwing him into a briar patch, saying it was more painful than what Br'er Fox had planned for him. He survives and escapes, as the briar patch is where "he was born and bred". This experience taught him not to bother in affairs that aren't his own.

In the third and last story, Br'er Rabbit is captured by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear and nearly eaten until he tricks them into taking him to his "Laughing Place", where they are attacked by bees and he laughs at them.

At the end of the film, Br'er Rabbit miraculously appears in the real world (much to Uncle Remus' shock and amazement) and interacts with the children and singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" with them, along with other characters from Uncle Remus' stories, including Br'er Frog.

The Mouse Factory

Br'er Rabbit made recurring appearances in the live-action wrap-around skits alongside the other costumed characters and celebrity guests.

House of Mouse

Br'er Rabbit makes numerous cameo appearances in the animated series House of Mouse.

His most notable cameo is in the first episode "The Stolen Cartoons", where Mickey Mouse reminds everyone of the House of Mouse rules. As one of the rules, Mickey says "No villainous schemes", at which point Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear stop themselves from catching Br'er Rabbit.

He is also seen during The Ludwig Von Drake song in "Ask Von Drake".

He also appears briefly in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse and Mickey's House of Villains.

Video Game Appearances

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Br'er Rabbit in Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Br'er Rabbit appears in this game as an unlockable meet-and-greet character outside the entrance to Splash Mountain in Critter Country, after the player helps Br'er Fox lure him out of hiding.

Br'er Rabbit also serves as the player's guide in the Splash Mountain mini-game. Br'er Rabbit and the player pay a visit to Br'er Fox's house, where Br'er Rabbit tricks his foes into believing that he tripped and fell down and is now helpless in front of their door. Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear rush out only to find a "present". Ignoring Br'er Fox's warnings that it's most likely one of the rabbit's tricks, Br'er Bear eagerly opens it to discover a beehive, although he doesn't realize it's a hive until the bees come out and attack. Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear then start chasing after Br'er Rabbit and the player, but they are ultimately foiled.

Disney Parks

Br'er Rabbit at a Disney park

Br'er Rabbit, along with Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear, is a popular character in the Disney Parks around the world. They are the only characters from the film to still be used in later appearances.

A statue of Br'er Rabbit can be seen at the Magic Kingdom in the Hub in front of Cinderella Castle. He is most commonly seen at Walt Disney World (usually at Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom) and Tokyo Disneyland but is rarely seen at Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

Splash Mountain

Br'er Rabbit stars in this popular attraction. It features a 50 foot drop as its climax and dozens of animatronics of characters from the film, most notably him.

At the start of the ride, he is shown leaving his briar patch in search of his "Laughing Place". He then tricks Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear into going into it and laughs at them as the bees sting them. Suddenly, Br'er Fox captures him in a beehive and prepares to eat him, but he begs Br'er Fox not to throw him into a briar patch, prompting Br'er Fox to do exactly that (which is represented by the climactic drop) and enable him to escape. Lastly, he is seen relaxing in the briar patch as the other animals celebrate his return home.

Mickey Mouse Revue

In this original Magic Kingdom attraction that was subsequently moved to Tokyo Disneyland, Br'er Rabbit appeared with Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear to sing "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" near the end of the show.

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See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-DahTar Baby
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