WriterJohn Loy (screenplay) Release dateMarch 21, 2006 (2006-03-21) CastNick Cannon (Brer Rabbit), Danny Glover (Brer Turtle), Wayne Brady (Brer Wolf), Wanda Sykes (Sister Moon), D L Hughley (Brer Fox) Similar moviesSong of the South (1946)
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is a book, a play, and a film 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".
The book's full title is Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and was written by Julius Lester, and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Lester received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1988 for this work.
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.
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. A separate film, titled The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, was released direct-to-video in 2006, and was described by the Washington Times as having hip-hop influences. It was nominated for the Best Home Entertainment Production Annie Award.