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Peter Behn talks giving Thumper a voice

7 March 2011 11:53 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Peter Behn was a child actor in Hollywood whose one and only gig made an impression that has lasted nearly 70 years. He was one of the lead characters in Bambi, now being released for the first time in a special Blu-Ray and DVD set. It was in 1942 at the Disney studios in California, that Behn voiced Bambi.s woodland friend Thumper, a foot-stomping, woodland optimist who provided comic relief for Walt.s rather dark film. Behn was just six when he got the part and he made such a good impression that the animators based Thumper.s personality in part on his vocal performance. Initially Behn didn.t receive an onscreen credited for his work, but that oversight is being »

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Disney Bites: Watch Bambi and Thumper Meet, Plus Disney's Movie About Menstruation

7 March 2011 9:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Sometimes (never) 'The View' is useful, as in the case of a recent episode of the TV talk show where the stars of Disney's 1942 animated feature, 'Bambi,' recently met for the first time ever. Donnie Dunagan, who does the voice of young Bambi -- the white-tailed fawn who battles the dark forces of nature in the woods while trying to grow up -- met his on-screen best friend Thumper, played by Peter Behn.

Dunagan started his acting career at only three-and-a-half years old, when he won a talent contest and was scouted for parts in several Hollywood films. From there, he teamed up with the Mickey Mouse studio for the fifth installment in their animated classics series. Behn's only role was 'Bambi,' where he plays a rabbit who has a habit of wildly thumping his hind foot. »

- Alison Nastasi

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Disney Bites: Watch Bambi and Thumper Meet, Plus Disney's Movie About Menstruation

7 March 2011 9:15 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Video, Cinematical

Sometimes (never) 'The View' is useful, as in the case of a recent episode of the TV talk show where the stars of Disney's 1942 animated feature, 'Bambi,' recently met for the first time ever. Donnie Dunagan, who does the voice of young Bambi -- the white-tailed fawn who battles the dark forces of nature in the woods while trying to grow up -- met his on-screen best friend Thumper, played by Peter Behn.

Dunagan started his acting career at only three-and-a-half years old, when he won a talent contest and was scouted for parts in several Hollywood films. From there, he teamed up with the Mickey Mouse studio for the fifth installment in their animated classics series. Behn's only role was 'Bambi,' where he plays a rabbit who has a habit of wildly thumping his hind foot. »

- Alison Nastasi

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Bambi (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) - Blu-ray Review

3 March 2011 5:31 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A film that has made many a vegetarian, but stands as one of Walt Disney.s masterpieces. It turns out that the villain is us, but I.ve not exactly seen deer, rabbits, and skunks chatting away in the forest either. What is 100% true is that Disney has produced another stunning Blu-ray. The forest is abuzz with excitement as Friend Owl (Will Wright) is awakened from his nap to go and witness the birth of a new fawn. The mother deer (Paula Winslowe) names the newborn Bambi (voiced by Bobby Stewart, Donnie Dunagan, Hardie Albright, and John Sutherland during his lifetime). Bambi quickly befriends the rabbit Thumper (Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards), the skunk Flower (Stan Alexander, Tim »

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Donnie Dunagan Reminisces on Bambi

28 February 2011 10:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 1942 Disney animated classic Bambi is making its Blu-ray debut on March 1, with a brand new digital restoration in this Diamond Edition release. Donnie Dunagan provided the voice of the young Bambi and the voice actor recently held a virtual interview to discuss his experience in voicing this classic character. Here's what he had to say.

How old were you when you got the role of Bambi?

Donnie Dunagan: I want to share good specifics with everyone, on my wonderful life story. But on your question I must guess some. My agent got some feeler contact months before Disney reached my mother. I was just six years old in the fall of 1940 when production started on the film and my trips to the Disney studio to work on it extended into early 1941.

What was the hardest part about playing Bambi?

Donnie Dunagan: If I had spoken of this while working on the film, »

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