Was it censorship for Disney to lock this movie in the Disney Vault never to be released again? Fore shame Disney. You denied a great classic movie to future generations by caving in to interest group pressures.
I think you are absolutely right. This was a very happy movie and only showed people, whatever color, that loved and cared for each other (at least that's what I remember from so long ago). Some of the characters, and the music still survives at Disney World at one of the rides, but not ALL of the characters. I think they should re-release it, even if it's for a one-day release.
It's not really censorship since Disney made the movie and can sell it or not. That said, it is/was a great movie that conveyed positive messages (much like Aesop's Fables does). I'd certainly buy it if it were re-released. But I doubt it ever will be.
I got my hands on a copy. You can find it. I thought it was going to be a lot worse than it was.
Disney will release it when the monetary gain is higher than the cost of fielding all the complaints they will get. If they do release it, it will be an edited version with the "tar baby" scene removed.
Disney has a long standing practice of making their "classic" films available on DVD for only a limited amount of time. It does this so that it can charge a higher price. Disney will make this available again when it thinks it makes the most sense economically.
If you want a copy of Song of the South on DVD, you can buy a copy right now on Amazon: