Thursday, December 9, 2010

'Song of the South' is Arriving at Retailers!

Just in time for the holidays, the Song of the South set featuring Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox has started to arrive at retailers and being shipped as of this entry!

Walt Disney loved the animal fables penned by Joel Chandler Harris in which clever Brer Rabbit constantly outfoxed crafty Brer Fox—but this time it looks like it’s the hungry fox who has the upper hand.


But never fear, quick-thinking Brer Rabbit will have the last laugh. First brought to life through Disney animation, these fanciful folklore critters have been immortalized in the classic Disney Theme Park attraction Splash Mountain.

These fun-filled sculptures are plussed with a bronze fork and pewter neck on Brer Fox and a pewter pole for Brer Rabbit.

"Cooking Up a Plan" (Brer Rabbit) and "Last Laugh" (Brer Fox) are a two-piece box set, sculpted by Ruben Procopio that will be Limited to Production Year 2010.

Who do YOU think is going to get the Last Laugh between these two? :)

I know many collectors like to see actual photographs of the pieces vs. the images sent when the sculptures are announced, so want to thank my good friend & fellow collector Matthew for sharing some photos of his (click on each image for a larger view). Thanks Matthew!!

Brer Rabbit & Brer Fox

Comparison Photo for Sizing with Bacchus & Jacchus

Underside to show 2010 Production Mark from Sword in the Stone

4 comments:

Matthew said...

The pair is truly excellent and I would like to hopefully see Brer Bear added. I would also love to see Brer Frog (he's not from the same segment of course, but I would still love to see him done).

It's so much fun getting new green boxes!

Gregory said...

Brer Bear coming in 2011.

Duckman said...

This is such a great set!

Greg - They definitely need to add Brer Bear to complete this set and make for another great scene from this classic film!

Matthew - I've always wanted to see Brer Frog added. My 1st choice would be from the Splash Mountain Ride, the log car coming down the mountain with Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear, Brer Fox and Brer Frog. My 2nd choice would be Brer Frog on top the Alligator from inside the attraction.

Bob said...

Received our set a couple days ago. GREAT job Ruben!!!!
There is something about Brer Rabbit's face that makes me chuckle, Ruben caught his expression perfectly.
We never picked up the original set so this is a real treat. Looking so forward to Brer Bear....:)