Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear

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Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear
Brer Bear and Brer Fox, 1881.jpg
Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear, from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, 1881
First appearance 19th Century
Created by Traditional, Robert Roosevelt, Joel Chandler Harris, Alcée Fortier, Enid Blyton
Voiced by Br'er Fox:
James Baskett (Song of the South)
Jess Harnell (Splash Mountain and modern Disney animation)
Br'er Bear:
Nick Stewart (Song of the South and Splash Mountain)
James Avery (Kinect Disneyland Adventures)
Species Red Fox
Brown bear
Gender Male
Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear in Song of the South (1946). Disney's versions of the characters are drawn in a more humorous and cartoony style than the illustrations in Harris's books.

Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear (also spelled Brer Fox and Brer Bear, /ˈbrɛər/) are fictional characters from the Uncle Remus folktales adapted and compiled by Joel Chandler Harris.

In the animated sequences of the 1946 Walt Disney-produced film Song of the South like in the tales, Brer Fox is the stories' antagonist, while Brer Bear is his dim-witted henchman. Brer Fox was voiced by actor James Baskett, who also portrayed the live-action character Uncle Remus, and Brer Bear was voiced by Nick Stewart. In later appearances of the characters, the two were voiced by Jess Harnell and James Avery. In contrast to the earlier illustrations of Frederick S. Church, A. B. Frost, and E. W. Kemble, the Disney animators depict the characters in a more slapstick, cartoony style.[1]

The cult film Coonskin, directed by Ralph Bakshi, focuses on a trio of characters inspired by the original folktales. Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox (renamed "Preacher Fox" in the film) all appear, and the elements of the stories are moved to a then-contemporary urban setting.

Other appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Brasch, Walter M. (2000). Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the 'Cornfield Journalist': The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris. Mercer University Press. p. 275.
  2. ^ Walt Disney Comics Digest #27 February 1971 "The Seven Dwarfs "The Inside Hideout"
  3. ^ Walt Disney Comics Digest #21 April 1970