The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

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The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is a book,[1] a play,[2] and a film[3] inspired by the Uncle Remus stories. The central character's actual name is Br'er Rabbit (short for Brother Rabbit), but in the title "Br'er" is simplified as "Brer".

Book[edit]

The book's full title is Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and was written by Julius Lester,[1][4] and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.[5][6] Lester received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1988 for this work.[7]

Play[edit]

A one-act play entitled The Adventures of Brer Rabbit was written by Gayle Cornelison. The play was first performed in 1977 at the California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale, California, and was performed there for over 20 years.[2]

Film[edit]

The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Directed by Byron Vaughns
Produced by George Paige
Tad Stones
Screenplay by John Loy
Starring Wayne Brady
Nick Cannon
Danny Glover
D.L. Hughley
Wanda Sykes
Music by Stephen James Taylor
Edited by Kirk Demorest
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • March 21, 2006 (2006-03-21)
Running time 74 minutes

Although the characters of the story had been portrayed in the 1946 Disney film Song of the South, it was not an exact adaptation of the book. The film was released direct-to-video in 2006, and was described by the Washington Times as having hip-hop influences.[3] It was nominated for the Best Home Entertainment Annie Award.[8]

Voice cast[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hearne, Betsy (2000). Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide. University of Illinois Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-252-06928-5. 
  2. ^ a b Brasch, Walter M. (2000). Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the "Cornfield Journalist": The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris. Mercer University Press. ISBN 0-86554-696-7. 
  3. ^ a b "Child's Play". Washington Post. 2006-04-09. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  4. ^ Silvey, Anita (2002). The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators. Houghton Mifflin Books. ISBN 0-618-19082-1. 
  5. ^ Jordan, June (1987-05-17). "CHILDREN'S BOOKS; A Truly Bad Rabbit". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. ^ Black History Month is alive in pages Holly E. Newton, February 22, 2007
  7. ^ Stephens, Claire Gatrell (2000). Coretta Scott King Award Books: Using Great Literature with Children and Young Adults. Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 1-56308-685-9. 
  8. ^ "Flushed Away, Cars race off with most Annie nominations". cbc.ca. 2006-12-04. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 

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