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Bambi (1942)

Approved | | Animation, Drama, Family | 21 August 1942 (USA)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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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)
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Adult Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
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Adult Faline (voice) (uncredited)
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Mr. Mole (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Eddie Holden ...
Chipmunk (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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forest | bambi | deer | animal | hunter | See All (61) »

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Rediscover the wonder of this beautifully crafted animated film. [1982 re-release] See more »


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21 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Bambi  »

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$102,797,150 (USA)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The look of the film was inspired by the work of Tyrus Wong, a Chinese animator whose sketches used softened backgrounds. This meant that the focus was squarely on the beautifully drawn animals. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Castle: Inventing the Girl (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Little April Shower
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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A classic that will never be forgotten
3 January 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

BAMBI

A Helpless little deer is born by the name of Bambi. He is born among the forest to a grateful Mother. Bambi meets some animal friends for himself, A rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower. Bambi falls in love while he grows up along side his friends. The troubles of the wild life strike when a hunter kills Bambi's mother.The troubles of the emotional for every animal in the forest. A beautiful ending concludes this masterpiece.

This Disney movie has been passed from from one generation at a time. "Bambi" captures your heart and it's one of those movies you can't wait for your own children to see, and then they pass it down to their children and so on. "Bambi" is one of Disney's best and an American treasure.

I give it ***** stars out of *****.


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