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So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
is a 1949 feature film produced by Walt Disney, whose world premiere was in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
on January 19, 1949, released by RKO Radio Pictures. Like 1946's Song of the South, the film combines animation and live action. It is based on the Sterling North book Midnight and Jeremiah. It was the final film appearance of Harry Carey.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast

2.1 Voices

3 Awards and honors 4 Production 5 Release 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit]

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Set in Indiana
Indiana
in 1903, the film tells the tale of Jeremiah Kincaid (Bobby Driscoll) and his determination to raise a black-wool lamb that was once rejected by its mother. Jeremiah names the lamb Danny for the famed race horse Dan Patch
Dan Patch
(who is also portrayed in the film). Jeremiah's dream of showing Danny at the Pike County Fair must overcome the obstinate objections of his loving yet tough grandmother Granny (Beulah Bondi). Jeremiah's confidant Uncle Hiram (Burl Ives) is the boy's steady ally. Inspired by the animated figures and stories, the boy perseveres.[5] Cast[edit]

Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
as Jeremiah "Jerry" Kincaid Luana Patten
Luana Patten
as Tildy Burl Ives
Burl Ives
as Uncle Hiram Douglas Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
as Granny Kincaid Harry Carey as Head Judge at County Fair Raymond Bond as Pete Grundy, Storekeeper Walter Soderling as Grampa Meeker Matt Willis as Mr. Burns, Horse Trainer Spelman B. Collins as Judge Bob Haymes as Singer Bob Haymes

Voices[edit]

John Beal as Adult Jeremiah/Narrator Ken Carson as The Owl Bob Stanton The Rhythmaires as Vocal Ensemble

Awards and honors[edit] The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Burl Ives's version of the 17th-century English folk song "Lavender Blue," but lost to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Neptune's Daughter. Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
received a special Juvenile Award from the Academy, honoring him as "the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949".[6] (In addition to So Dear to My Heart, he had garnered critical acclaim for his dramatic performance in the RKO melodrama The Window.)

The film is recognized by American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in this list:

2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:

"Lavender Blue" – Nominated[7]

Production[edit] The train depot in the film was later relocated to Ward Kimball's Grizzly Flats Railroad
Grizzly Flats Railroad
in his backyard. After the railroad closed, John Lasseter
John Lasseter
relocated it to his property. Release[edit] The film returned rentals to RKO by 1951 of $2,775,000 with $2,200,000 being generated in the U.S. and Canada. [3] The film was re-released in 1964 and earned an estimated $1.5 million in rentals in the U.S. and Canada.[4] So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
was released on home video in 1986. It was then re-released in 1992 and released on video in 1994 as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection. The film was originally planned for a US DVD release as part of the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Gold Classic Collection, but was cancelled, with no particular reason given. Six years after seeing a region 2 DVD release, it was released in the US on DVD in July 2008 as a Disney Movie Club Exclusive. See also[edit]

1948 in film List of American films of 1948 List of Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures films List of films with live action and animation

References[edit]

^ a b "So Dear to My Heart: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 13, 2014.  ^ "109-Million Investment by H'Wood in Current Technicolor Features". Variety. February 18, 1948. p. 7.  ^ a b "Richard B. Jewell's RKO film grosses, 1929–51: The C. J. Trevlin Ledger: A comment.". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 14, Issue 1, 1994. Domestic earnings $2.2 million; Foreign earnings $575,000.  ^ a b "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, January 6, 1965 p 39. 1964 revenue anticipation - $1.5 million ^ Lockhart, Jane. "Looking at Movies: So Dear to My Heart". The Rotarian. February 1949, p.36. ^ "22nd Academy Awards". Oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.  ^ " AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved August 5, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
on IMDb So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
at The Big Cartoon DataBase So Dear to My Heart: The Secrets Behind the Film

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(1942) On the Sunny Side (1942) Girl Trouble (1942) Bomber's Moon
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(1955) Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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(1942) Saludos Amigos
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(1944) Make Mine Music
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(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
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(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
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(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
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(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
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(1967) The Aristocats
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(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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(1977) The Rescuers
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(1977) The Fox and the Hound
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(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
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(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
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(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
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(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
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(2002) Brother Bear
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(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
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(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
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(2009) Tangled
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(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
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(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
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(2016) Moana (2016) Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph
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2 (2018) Frozen 2
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(1946) So Dear to My Heart
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(1948) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
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(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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(1988) Enchanted (2007)

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(2003) Piglet's Big Movie
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(2005) Bambi
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Released

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Dumbo
(1941) Bambi
Bambi
(1942) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
Book
(1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977) The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
The Lion King
(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002) Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons
(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Tangled
Tangled
(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
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(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
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(2016) Moana (2016)

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Associated productions

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(1946) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1949) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
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(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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(1988) Enchanted (2007)

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