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Bambi (1942)

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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters.


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


The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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forest | bambi | deer | hunter | growing up | See All (53) »


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


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Release Date:

14 August 1942 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Bambi  »

Box Office


$102,797,150 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A test animation of baby Bambi stuck on a fallen tree-trunk was sufficiently charming to convince Walt Disney to make the film. See more »


Thumper's sisters change colors from scene to scene. See more »


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

To Sidney A. Franklin - our sincere appreciation for his inspiring collaboration See more »


Referenced in Glee: The Rhodes Not Taken (2009) See more »


Looking for Romance (I Bring You a Song)
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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User Reviews

Excellent Disney classic
22 September 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

This is one awesome animated movie. If there are people out there who don't love this movie, they either have hearts of stone or bricks for brains. This is a simple, charming and heartwarming tale of innocence and the joys of youth. It doesn't need slam bang violent action or hokey bad humor. This movie, instead, flows naturally. The songs are also great, not the big, overblown affairs that modern Disney likes to do nowadays. They are charming, well sung and well scored, and more than one is about love. The movie itself seems to glow with a light so pure, it's almost angelic. The characters are also great. Bambi, Thumper, and Flower are adorable and well developed characters. The things they do and say will melt your heart. And not a stupid sidekick in sight. While this movie might not be as popular or as grand as Snow White or Pinocchio, grandness isn't usually such a good thing. Both of those movies don't have quite Bambi's charm or innocence, and both stop just short of being rather sadistic, Snow White especially. This is my second favorite animated movie, with only The Fox and the Hound topping it in my heart. I recommend Bambi to any Disney lover. They don't make them like this anymore. This is a perfect family movie. Modern Disney can never touch this. 10/10

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