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Bambi (1942)

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

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, (as Sam Armstrong) | 5 more credits »

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(from the story by), (story direction) | 6 more credits »
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

forest | bambi | deer | prince | animal | See All (76) »

Taglines:

BUBBLING WITH Laughter! TINGLING WITH Excitement! SPARKLING WITH Delight! (1966 re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Bambi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,216,741 (USA) (15 July 1988)

Gross:

$102,797,150 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unusually for the time, Walt Disney insisted on children providing the voices for the animals when they were young, instead of using adults mimicking youngsters. See more »

Goofs

When Bambi's mother tells Thumper what she'll name Bambi, Bambi's spots have disappeared. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Lion King (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking for Romance (I Bring You a Song)
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Unique Animation That Still Looks Great
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The watercolor-type animation in here is tough to beat, even almost 65 years after it was made. It still looks good, very good. I don't know if this kind of artwork was ever duplicated so the film is worth owning for that alone.

The story is as simple: a deer's life, from birth to experiencing life in the forest and then having a fawn of his own. He has two cute friends: "Thumper" the rabbit and "Flower," the squirrel. Liberal critics all love this film because it had a strong anti-hunting message Even though they are never shown, the hunters kill the nice animals and set fire to the forest! However, to be fair, they don't dwell on this. Overall, it's a positive film with the usual happy ending.


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