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Bambi (1942)

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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors:

James Algar, Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong) | 7 more credits »

Writers:

Felix Salten (from the story by), Perce Pearce (story direction) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Hardie Albright ... Adolescent Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Alexander Stan Alexander ... Young Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Bobette Audrey Bobette Audrey ... (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Behn Peter Behn ... Young Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
Thelma Boardman Thelma Boardman ... Girl Bunny / Quail Mother / Female Pheasant (voice) (uncredited)
Janet Chapman ... (voice) (uncredited)
Jeanne Christy Jeanne Christy ... (voice) (uncredited)
Dolyn Bramston Cook Dolyn Bramston Cook ... (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Tim Davis Tim Davis ... Adult Thumper / Adolescent Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Donnie Dunagan Donnie Dunagan ... Young Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Edwards ... Adult Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
Ann Gillis ... Adult Faline (voice) (uncredited)
Otis Harlan ... Mr. Mole (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Eddie Holden Eddie Holden ... Chipmunk (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

It's spring, and all the animals of the forest are excited by the forest's latest birth, a buck fawn his mother has named Bambi. The animals are more excited than usual as Bambi's lineage means he will inherit the title of prince of the forest. Along with his mother, Bambi navigates through life with the help of his similarly aged friends, Thumper, a rabbit kit who needs to be continually reminded by his mother of all the lessons his father has taught him about how to live as a rabbit properly, and Flower, a skunk kit who likes his name. As different animals, they have their own issues and challenges which may not translate to the others. Being similarly aged, Bambi, Thumper and Flower may have to experience the uncharted phases of their lives without the knowledge or wisdom unless gleaned from those who have gone through them before. Bambi has to learn early that the lives of deer and of many of the other forest animals are not without their inherent dangers, for deer especially in ... Written by Huggo

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Love Comes To The Forest Folk . . . and to you, in one of the world's greatest love stories ! See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Bambi See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,216,741, 17 July 1988

Gross USA:

$102,247,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$267,447,150
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bambi and his supporting characters were adapted into the Disney comics in 1942. They have had several appearances over the decades, either starring in stories of their own or appearing with other characters. Bambi himself has had crossovers with characters such as Goofy, the Seven Dwarfs, the Wicked Witch, Chip and Dale, Dumbo, and Timothy Mouse. See more »

Goofs

When the dogs are hunting Faline through the forest, a brown dog is in front. In the close-up, the dog is right behind Faline, trying to bite her, but it is now turned grey. In the next shot, the dog is turned brown again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thumper: Wake up, wake up!
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Crazy Credits

The RKO logo is in dark teal on a lighter teal background, and there are branches with leaves (in the same dark teal color) surrounding the logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In some versions, when the animals are exiting the river after the fire, one baby raccoon jumps across frame as it's being licked by its parent. In other versions, it stays in the correct place. Home video releases differ; for example, old videotape and laserdisc copies tend to have the goof, but the 2005 DVD has the corrected version. See more »


Soundtracks

Little April Shower
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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One of Walt Disney's most essential and fundamental classics with a lot of unforgettable and heart-warming scenes
6 April 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Enduring , overwhelming Disney's true vintage film about the moving adventures of a charming fawn , being a colorful and brilliant description of the changing seasons , Woods life and weather conditions notably leading to the attractive snowy , winter season. It is a heart-rending as well as heart-warming story of a young fawn growing up in the forest , concerning his adventures , fríenships , pursuits , fights and distresses . And , describing the often harsh education of a newborn , especially dealing with his friendship with an equally young rabbit called Thumper, a ground-drumming hare that unexpectedly proving to be the star of the show, and both of whom accompanied by a sympathetic skunk .

Superbly made action scenes with spectacular scenarios and breathtaking chases along with a witty dialog , all of them combine to provide an excellent movie and impressive appeal . Beind based very loosely on the book by Felix Salten , taking parts here and there . While the likeable animals are all given attractive human traits , as Bambi, Thumper the rabbit that still steals the show and Flower the Skunk , all of them are like members of rogue gangs of teens usual in the forties . Babycham shots occupy only a fraction of the running time in this flick , the remaining results to be a strikingly impressionistic renditíon of life in the meadows and Woods, and other rest containing some extremely sentimental set-pieces . Silhoutte , bizarre scenes , panorama , glmmer shades , some dark images and the cod use of classy soundtrack recall the best moments of another vintage Disney : "Fantasía" .

It contains wonderful and delightful songs composed by Frank Chuchill and Edward Plumb , including the following titles: Let sing a gay little spring song , Love is a song , Little April Shower , Twitter, The Thumper song .This enchanting motion picture , only released in video in 1994 , was very well realised with great sensibility and dignity , and from Disney's richest period , when produced such great hits as Snowwhite , Pinocho , Dumbo , Fantasía , Cinderella and subsequently Peter Pan , Sleeping Beauty , Jungle book , Aristocats , 101 Dalmats and many others. This Bambi displays splendid and colorful frames , interleaving magnificent animation with vulgar Americana style.

Rating 8/10 . It stands as one of the greatest kiddies' movies all of time , a genuine perennial tale from generation to generation. It proves that Disney animation is still the best to be found , here including some unforgettable and immortal images. As the movie turns out to be still an altogether a gorgeous and overwhelming experience to watch. This top-notch , irresistible tale is recommended for both , children and adults , but tinies should have an adult standing for their reactions to the fate of Bambi's mummy .


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