Nike to sponsor Disney "Song of the South" land |

Nike to sponsor Disney “Song of the South” land

The cast of Song of the South, in their Nike gear. Photo courtesy Disney (the company).

Disneyland’s Critter Country will be renamed for the 1946 film.

DISNEYLAND, CA — Shoe manufacturer Nike, perhaps seeking to rehab the publicity hit it took after besmirching Betsy Ross, has announced a partnership with Disney to build a new area at Disneyland themed to the 1946 hit movie Song of the South.

“It’s a great idea,” says Nike (the company) spokesperson Jun Shoe (no relation). “Disney wants to bring more content to their parks based on existing intellectual property. They already have one attraction (Splash Mountain) based on the movie, so we can build the land around it.”

Fits like a shoe

“And there’s no way this can be controversial, since Song of the South is set after slavery had been abolished. It’s a win-win for everyone. 

“We just need to double-check with Colin to make sure he’s good with it and we can get construction under way. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about this — it’ll be the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!”

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Cover photo: The cast of Song of the South, in their Nike gear. Photo courtesy Disney (the company).