Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!

Following up on our recent Song of the South post – here’s the legacy of that film, as far as the latter day Disney Company is concerned:

(Thanks, Rob Turner)


  • David Nethery

    They should lock that in the “Disney Vault” and throw away the key.

  • George

    That was exceedingly difficult to watch, I was embarrassed for those people the whole time.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      And yet I can remember when stuff like that was on TV a lot. There’s even a special were Jim Varney’s Ernest character revs up to go on Splash Mountain too!

  • Doug Nichols

    I have to go wash my eyes now.

  • iseewhatyoudidthere

    Song of the South Attraction + Disney’s interpretation of hiphop = PAIN

  • uncle wayne

    How how i praise God for the term “volume off!” Izzit illegal to tout a song with an actual melody nowadays!?? What an abomination!!!

  • uncle wayne

    And thank Jesus for the term “volume off!” It must be against the law to tout a song that has a melody nowadays! WHAT an abomination!!

  • Pieter

    My eyes! My eyes!!!!

  • Kartoonz Kritik

    That is more politically incorrect and racially insensitive than the original film ever could be.

  • Toonio

    Nice 80s throwback! Although no wonder who was the less popular character on family ties.

    May this serve as a lesson to future directors: great direction produces timeless sequences.

  • http://tomboycomics.blogspot.com Emily

    Oh, my…

  • Thomas Hatch

    I like the part where it ended.

  • bluenowait

    I should note, to people who don’t know, that this video was uploaded by a website, specializing in such videos, named “EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!”

  • Deaniac

    So Tinker Bell has the power to steal souls. Lovely.

  • http://n/a Al E. Gator

    How idiotic can you get…..

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com Frank Panucci

    It looks like something white people would make

    • http://zeteos.blogspot.com/ Mick

      hyeah… stupid white people

      • John A

        I know, we’re so lame.

      • http://zeteos.blogspot.com/ Mick

        we?

  • http://www.hobsonanimation.com Kevin

    Glad I never had to listen to this while waiting in line. Otherwise, I would’ve never been able to ride Slash Mountain.

  • Jason H

    There’s a special place in hell for whoever found that and brought it to light.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mesterius1 Mesterius

    Clearly an improvement on the original! I can understand why Disney keeps the original “Song of the South” locked away… the inferior quality of that film would probably dilute the reputation of the masterpiece above.

  • whippersnapper

    ANY OTHER 90s KIDS REMEMBER THIS SPLASH MT. RAP FROM THE DISNEYLAND SINGALONG TAPE???

    • Charlene

      Tch! I do.
      Even as a kid I thought this was stupid.

  • Jim

    Ugh… I feel dirty after watching that.

  • Jonah Sidhom

    I think I just found my new ringtone

  • jordan reichek

    they should get johnny depp for a re-boot of dat. yo.

  • http://www.slaptoons.com Gavin

    That was horrible. I can’t believe I grew up in the eighties and we wore those clothes. I found a better link to something I remember as a kid. I visited the park in 1989 and remember seeing this on the Disney Channel and sure enough I found it! Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMudFIyZTmQ

  • Clint H

    Do I even need to say anything? I think the title of the video, Splash Mountain RAP, should say enough.

    If they touch “Heigh-Ho”, some serious sh*t is goin’ down!

  • Christopher Cook

    I have a special feeling for things like this video. Maalox helps.

  • http://MrFun'sBlog Floyd Norman

    Maybe even worse than America’s institution of slavery.

    • http://www.classicparamountcartoons.blogspot.com ParamountCartoons

      Ha, ha, nice sarcasm.

      Try a very stereotype-prone rap song of today or Ice Cube’s “race card”. 50 cent, or some other rap act that does nothing but stereotypes.

      This was released at a time when Disney WAS in a “Song of The South” mood, before someone like you (but not really you) got offended making Disney execs PC-crazy.

      Point being: It’s a harmless video, it was fun to watch with cousins that look like young TV charatcers. It was fun to watch in the late 80′s early 90′s.

      Floyd, if you want to see something dated and downright cheesy for 80′s/90′s watch an episode of any old 80′s/90′s live-action PBS children’s show sans “Sesame Street”, “Mr. Rogers” (people shows liked). No I’m talkin’ 3-2-1 contact or Where in the world is carmen sandiago (the game show), maybe Square One TV or Mathnet, and especially if it’s on a worn-out cassette, Bill Nye The Science Guy.

  • David Breneman

    This reminds me way too much of the equally embarrassing 30th anniversary Main Street parade music. That was disco, but there isn’t a dime’s bit of difference between rap and disco done by dilettantes.

    Thank you, Mickey; Thank you, Goofy.
    Let’s all give a cheer: HoooOOOooo!
    The whole damn world says thank you, thank you
    For thirty freakin’ years.

    …Or however it went.

  • Annie Mation

    Wait, did they get to go on Splash Mountain or not? Are the rapping ghosts the souls of the kids after they died of disappointment? We need a feature film remake of this. STAT.

    • http://www.bunkerrow.blogspot.com Chris Powell

      AHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!! HERE HERE!

  • Mr. James

    Any ideas where this was filmed? California or Florida? In the clip where they show the point of view of riding down the drop you can clearly see the Matterhorn in the background but the rest of the scene looks like the layout of the ride from Florida. Any guesses, speculations?

    • joe

      I’m pretty sure this was filmed in hell.

    • http://www.tannerworld.com Steve Tanner

      Splash Mountain in California has single file logs vs. Florida which has side-by-side seating, thus it would appear this is the Disneyland original.

  • http://altanimation.podomatic.com AltAnimationPodcast

    I prefer the Fletch Lives homage!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmn_cnYmlUg

  • http://chrislebeouf.com Chris L

    As bad as it is in hindsight, I grew up on the Sing Along Songs VHS series and a very similar version of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da was one of my favorite scenes. It wasn’t until I was an adult when I finally saw full features where most of those songs come from.

  • Randy

    God….that was beyond awful.

  • Lucy

    Oh, like anyone who would put that much effort into their hair would WANT to go on Splash Mountain, much less sing about it!

  • Sterling Sheehy

    That was AWESOME!!! It was like a horrific car accident that I couldn’t turn away from. It hurt so good.

  • http://kicreativestudio.blogspot.com/ Ki Innis

    Don’t know what blinded me more the bad taste or the 80′s colors! Agh!

  • http://www.MouseTracksOnline.com Giovanni Jones

    Star Wars Holiday Special, anyone?

  • Pedro Nakama

    When Walt Disney was alive he did a lot of behind the scenes on how the rides were designed and built on television. After he died it all became musical crap!