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Now Br'er Rabbit, being little and without much strength, he's supposed to use his head instead his foots.
Uncle Remus[src]

Br'er Rabbit is the protagonist of the animated sequences of the 1946 Disney feature film Song of the South. He is an anthropomorphic hare who is depicted as a trickster folk hero in the stories of Uncle Remus. Throughout the tales, Br'er Rabbit uses his wit to outsmart Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear, who plot to capture and eat the rabbit.

Appearances[]

Song of the South[]

In the film, Uncle Remus tells three tales of Br'er Rabbit and his foes, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. He lives out most of his roles in these fables.

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". Though beforehand, he was first seen talking to Little John, Lady Kluck, and Pongo when Minnie went to the Professor about her broken mini-computer before turning his attention to Mickey when he starts arguing with Von Drake.

Another appearance he made was in "Goofy's Menu Magic", when the guests were getting hungry on account of Chef Gus eating all the food, including a hungry Br’er Fox, who imagines a terrified Br'er Rabbit as a roast turkey.

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

Print media[]

Over a year prior to Song of the South's premiere, Br'er Rabbit made his Disney debut in the Sunday comic strip Uncle Remus & His Tales of Br'er Rabbit, which ran from October 14, 1945 through December 31, 1972. He also starred in numerous stories in the pages of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories up until the 1990s (nobly in 70th Heaven).

Video game appearances[]

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures[]

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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.

He, alongside Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear, make cameo appearances on the Splash Mountain stage in Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour.

Disney Parks[]

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Br'er Rabbit at a Disney park

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

In 2020 when racial tensions reached an all time high, he, along with Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear were retired from the character line-up. All Song of the South elements in the parks were quietly removed, with the statue of Br'er Rabbit at the Magic Kingdom seeing removal from the Hub in front of Cinderella Castle in mid-2021.

Tokyo Disneyland[]

Br'er Rabbit is prominently featured at Tokyo Disneyland's Easter parades and events (notably Disney's Easter Wonderland, Hippity Hoppity Springtime, and Usatama on the Run!) alongside other famous Disney bunnies (Rabbit, White Rabbit, Thumper, and Miss Bunny). His most notable role is the Hippity Hoppity Springtime parade where he used to serve as the lead artists on painting easter eggs with Chip and Dale. When the parade gained a refresh in 2016, he is seen rapping alongside Goofy and his son Max.

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.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure[]

There is an Easter Egg reference of Br'er Rabbit in the line queue of Tiana's Foods for the attraction.

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

References[]

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Media
Films and Television: Song of the South (soundtrack) • One Hour in WonderlandThe Walt Disney Christmas ShowHouse of Mouse

Video Games: Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo DisneylandWalt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing TourVirtual Magic KingdomKinect: Disneyland AdventuresEpic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoDisneyland ExplorerDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Tsum TsumDisney Magic KingdomsPlay Disney Parks App
Books: The Wonderful Tar BabyBrer Rabbit Rides the FoxBrer Fox and the Rabbit TrapBrer Rabbit's Laughing PlaceBrer Rabbit Painting Book

Disney Parks
Mickey Mouse RevueSplash MountainBeaver Brothers Explorer Canoes

Entertainment: Mickey's Gift of DreamsOnce Upon a Mouse
Parades: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressJubilation!
Fireworks: Fantasy in the SkyRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandHippity Hoppity SpringtimeUsatama on the Run!
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade • Br'er Rabbit's Laughin' Place Candy Patch!
Christmas: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Restaurants: Grandma Sara's KitchenRackety's Raccoon SaloonBrer BarThe Snackin' Place
Shops: The Briar PatchProfessor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art StudioSplashdown PhotosHoot & Holler Hideout

Characters
Song of the South: Br'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearMr. BluebirdUncle RemusJohnnyGinny FaversTobySallyGrandmother DoshyAunt TempyJohnMrs. FaversMr. FaversChloePearlNedJake and Joe FaversBullTeenchyBr'er TerrapinMiss PossumSis MolesHummingbird TrioBr'er FrogThe BeesButterfliesBr'er RaccoonSkunkySis PorcupinesThe Fishes

Splash Mountain: Professor Barnaby OwlBoothill BoysSwamp BoysBr'er GooseBr'er GatorBr'er PorcupineBr'er DogBr'er RoadrunnerTurtle DrumSinging GeeseSinging BullfrogsBr'er WormThe DonkeyFarming RabbitsPansy, Poppy, and PetuniaHitchhiking AlligatorHitchhiking Turtle and TurkeyBetsySis VixenSinging StorksColonel HoundstootheBr'er PigBlossom-Nose MurphyBr'er ChickenSaddlesore SwansonLaughing TurtlesLittle WeaselsPlaintive PossumMother RabbitBatsCapt. AndyRiver Belle ChorusGeese Can-Can DancersTex RangerBelleBig DaddyCollegiate QuartetBr'er TurkeyBass FrogThe OwlBr'er OwlBeaver BrothersPhineas FireflyRackety RaccoonGrandma SaraZachariah MuskratJasper P. WoodchuckSis RaccoonBr'er BeaverBr'er MouseRufus the BearOl' Gray MareBr'er DonkeyBr'er GoatForlorn FoxProspectorHound DogHippie StorkBr'er RattlesnakeBr'er Prairie DogBr'er Ground SquirrelDesert CrittersCatfishesSis FrogsMr. Mayor • Mabel • Annie Gator • Ol' Ben
Books: Molly CottontailMrs. BearBr'er PossumBr'er WolfBr'er WeaselBr'er BuzzardMammy BammyDoc CraneKing LionAnnie and Fannie CottontailKubs and KlibsJunior BearBr'er StorkBr'er CrowBr'er SparrowGranny FoxMr. SheriffMr. DogKarel KatMiss MeadowsMiss TurkeyMiss SwanBr'er ElephantBr'er LionBr'er RoosterJudge OwlSis GooseBr'er Turkey BuzzardKojinan StadKarlMrs. FrogSis CowBr'er BullRollo and Rover
Video Games: Shielded FrogDragonfliesAlligatorsVultures
Cameos and Crossover characters: Five Bear RugsSammy the RaccoonThe Big Bad WolfLi'l Bad WolfThe Three Little PigsChip and DaleBambiEvil WitchTianaPrince NaveenRay
Others: King Sun

Organizations
Rabbit Tales • Finest King Carrots • Mugg & Bean Coffee • Moving & Storage Company • Hercules Oats • Quilted Northern • Dry Goods • Provisions • Chattanooga Plow Comp. • Critter Elixir
Objects
Muskrat Moonshine
Songs
Song of the SouthThat's What Uncle Remus SaidZip-a-Dee-Doo-DahWho Wants to Live Like That?Let the Rain Pour DownHow Do You Do?Sooner or LaterEverybody's Got a Laughing PlaceAll I WantBurrow's Lament
Locations
GeorgiaBriar PatchChick-A-Pin HillThe Corn FieldThe Fishin' PlaceOld Mill PondThe Old Swimmin' HoleRainbow PondsRainbow HollowThe BurrowsCavernsDoo Dah LandingCritter CaveSlippin' FallsThe BarnBr'er Bear's caveCatfish BendBr'er Terrapin's HomeBr'er Goose's HomeBr'er Gator's HomeFowler's CellarCritter CountryRufus' CaveBoat Rental • General Store • Dark Room • Pumpkin Patch • Turtle Ranch • Porcu Pines • Camp Alligator
Boats
Zip-A-Dee Lady
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-DahTar BabyThe Laughing Place


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Media
Films and Television: The Princess and the Frog (soundtrack/video) • A Poem Is...TianaThe Princess and the Frog (live-action film)

Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Bayou BoogieMusic from Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Disney Parks
Club VillainCastle of Magical DreamsMidship Detective AgencyPrincess Fairytale HallSorcerers of the Magic KingdomTiana's Bayou Adventure

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzTiana’s Mardi Gras CelebrationTiana's Showboat JubileeVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Tiana's Palace
Shops: Eudora's Chic BoutiqueRay's BeretsLouis' Critter ClubCritter Co-OpTiana's Bayou General
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMagic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey and Friends Celebration
Fireworks: Disney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterHarmoniousIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousWonderful World of AnimationWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey’s Halloween Treat CavalcadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleWorld of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney Holidays in HollywoodDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
The Princess and the Frog: TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli La BouffKing and Queen of MaldoniaPrince RalphieEvangelineFirefly Five Plus LouReggie, Darnell, and Two FingersStellaThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly FamilyRandyMimiBeaudreauxSwamp GatorsGeorgiaSpoonbillsButterfliesMarcelBayou Animals

Tiana's Bayou Adventure: The Bayou Community BandZydeco Critter BandTimoléonApolloRufusByhaliaGrittyBeauRara Critter MusiciansOctaviaPawpawClaudeBernadetteSebastiánPhinaAfro-Cuban MusiciansFelipeMayraMondoIsabelGloriaDeloresLariEmilyWalter
Cameos and Crossover characters: Br'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearMr. BluebirdBr'er FrogBr'er GooseRiver Belle ChorusThe BeesSinging StorksBass Frog

Objects
Facilier's TalismanMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo CauldronTiana's Foods
Organizations
Tiana's FoodsSouthern Dome Salt Company • Finest King Carrots
Locations
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's CaféTiana's HomeFleur du BayouTiana's FoodsTiara-Topped Water TowerOld Mill PondLemoine Soda ClubLari's Home
Songs
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I NeededSpecial Spice

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also
Disney RevivalElectric Holiday


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Media
Films: The Haunted Mansion (video/soundtrack) • Haunted Mansion (video/soundtrack)

Television specials: Muppets Haunted Mansion
Shows: Chibi Tiny TalesRandom Rings
Books: Tales from the Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionDisney Kingdoms: The Haunted MansionKingdom KeepersThe Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney ClassicThe Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
Video Games: Adventures in the Magic KingdomThe Haunted MansionWalt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzThe Haunted Mansion: The Black Widow Bride

Disney Parks
The Haunted MansionPhantom ManorMystic ManorHaunted Mansion HolidayMemento MoriMuseum of the Weird
Characters
Ghost HostMadame LeotaCaretakerMaster GraceyHatbox GhostHitchhiking GhostsThe Singing BustsGeorge HightowerConstance HatchawayRavenCaptain GoreLittle LeotaOrganistThe Coffin OccupantSally SlaterThe BridePickwickThe MarinerPrudence PockBluebeardDeathThe ExecutionerThe Beheaded KnightDuelistsGramsAlexander NitrokoffQuicksand MenWerecat LadyBlack PrinceMedusaThe Watchful BustsMiss April DecemberDraculaSpidersOne-Eyed Black CatShadow PianistThe HellhoundHaunted ArmorThe MummyGargoylesThe AlligatorBatsThe Purple ShroudOrgan BansheesWraithsHaunted TreesCaretaker's DogPhantom FiveGraveyard OwlsGraveyard CatsPop-Up GhostsThe King, the Queen, and the DuchessBicycle GhostsGraveyard SpectersDread FamilyPlaque Devil

Phantom Manor: Melanie RavenswoodHenry RavenswoodMartha RavenswoodGoliathThe GardenerThe River CreatureJake the ForemanThe Ticket SellerThe ApothecaryMayor of Phantom Canyon
Mystic Manor: Henry MysticAlbertCaptain Mary OceaneerMaestro D'ElfmanChinese Dragon StatueChinese ArmorCarnivorous PlantSamurai ArmorLava IdolTribal Totem PolesDrummer IdolWarrior IdolsThe Monkey King Statue
Haunted Mansion Holiday: Jack SkellingtonOogie BoogieLock, Shock and BarrelSallyZeroThe Vampire Teddy-BearZeroThe Giant SnakeThe Man-Eating WreathThe One Hiding Under Your BedSkeleton Reindeer
The Museum of the the Weird: The Mistress of EvilThe CandlemanMadame ZarkovThe Grandfather Coffin ClockThe Ghost FishThe Beast Man
Characters from Spinoffs: Elizabeth HenshawRamsleyEmmaEzraJim EversSara EversMegan EversMichael EversZombiesZeke HollowayAtticus ThornAmicus ArcaneDanny CroweMaxwell KeepMelody KeepRoland KeepThe Fiery DragonBen MatthiasFather KentGabbieHarrietBruce DavisTravisPatVic

Songs
Grim Grinning Ghosts

Haunted Mansion Holiday: Kidnap the Sandy ClawsMaking Christmas
Mystic Manor: Mystic Manor Theme Song
Muppets Haunted Mansion: Rest in PeaceLife HereafterTie the Knot TangoDancing in the Moonlight
Spinoffs: Down by the Old Mill StreamShe'll Be Coming 'Round the MountainBy the Beautiful SeaWhen the Saints Go Marching InSuperstitionBridal ChorusHis Soul Left Gloss on the Rose

See also
Gracey ManorThe Flying DutchmanThe Ghost Relations DepartmentBat StanchionsGriffin StatuesFloating CandelabraFace ArmchairGrandfather ClockLeota's SpellbookPipe OrganTarot CardsMystic ManorRavenswood ManorBig Thunder MountainThunder MesaBig Thunder Mining CompanyIocane PowderBeacon of SoulsSoul GemsSeaman's RingCrump ManorEvers and Evers Real Estate
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