Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Song of the South was last released in theaters to Americans on November 21, 1986. Unfortunately, it never got a VHS or DVD release, unlike in many other countries outside of North America. The movie was published on November 12, 1946, 40 years before its last theatrical re-release in America. It was also the first live action film created by Walt Disney. The depiction of the main character's former slavery became controversial since the film came out, which is one reason why the Walt Disney Company did not want to release it on home video in America.

Despite the film never being released on home video in North America, there were lots of reviews posted at since early 2000.

In the UK alone, new copies of Song of the South continued printing through at least in 2001.

In Other Countries

Though not available in America, Song of the South was released on VHS and laserdisc in these countries.

Country of origin Release date
  • September 25, 1990 (Laserdisc)
  • August 21, 1992 (VHS)
UK September 16, 1991
  • April 10, 1989 (VHS)
  • October 2, 1992 (VHS)
  • August 18, 1997 (VHS)
  • April 14, 2000 (VHS)