Since is such a fine, beautiful day today, I have decided that is it a Zip-a-De-Doo-Dah day! 😀
This song was featured in the Disney’s 1946 film named Song of the South, and won the 1947 Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’.¹ It was sung by vaudavile and radio actor, James Baskett, who played Uncle Remus. He was the first male black performer to win an (honorary) Oscar.
I believe it was one of the first films that combined live action and animation together. Something, I think, that would have been very unique to see during this period of time.
Still, this song has stood the test of time, and is always a happy one to sing on a lovely, sunny day!
¹ Unknown, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (n.d.) [Accessed: 5 March 2015].