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Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Bill Peet (story), Ralph Wright (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator / Mr. Stork (voice)
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Storyline

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He grows up cowardly, until the day his mother is chased by a wolf. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The wolf is the same one that originally appeared in Peter and the Wolf (1946). Both titles have narration by Sterling Holloway and both times the villainous character's vocal effects were provided by Candy Candido. See more »

Goofs

The sheep leave the blanket empty. Lambert is not present until it cuts back to the stork and the blanket. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Stork: Here we are, now. Please don't crowd each other. Pick out the ewe that you like best, and she will be your mother.
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Connections

Referenced in The New Neighbor (1953) See more »

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Predictable but Cute
17 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When the stork delivers a crop of lambs, one of the ewes is left out. But there is a lion cub who is named Lambert. He was apparently mismarked. So he is inadvertently given to the mother. She decide to keep him and chases the stork away. Of course, the lion cub is rejected by the others, not recognizing his being for what it is. The conclusion is predictable. Still, it is well worth seeing and the song is very memorable.


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