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Writers:
Felix Salten (from the story by)
Perce Pearce (story)
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Release Date:
14 August 1942 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Walt Disney's multiplane technicolor feature See more »
Plot:
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not at all like its sentimental reputation See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)

Hardie Albright ... Adolescent Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Alexander ... Young Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Bobette Audrey ... (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Behn ... Young Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
Thelma Boardman ... Mrs. Quail / 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)

Sam Edwards ... Adult Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
Ann Gillis ... Adult Faline (voice) (uncredited)
Otis Harlan ... Mr. Mole (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Eddie Holden ... Chipmunk (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Sterling Holloway ... Adult Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Horner ... (voice) (uncredited)
Thelma Hubbard ... Girl Bunny / Quail Mother / Female Pheasant (voice) (uncredited)
Cammie King Conlon ... Young Faline (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lansing ... Aunt Ena / Mrs. Possum (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Lee ... Thumper's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Bullfrog (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Babs Nelson ... (voice) (uncredited)
Sandra Lee Richards ... (voice) (uncredited)
Francesca Santoro ... (voice) (uncredited)

Fred Shields ... Great Prince of the Forest (voice) (uncredited)
Bobby Stewart ... Baby Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
John Sutherland ... Adult Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
Paula Winslowe ... Bambi's Mother / Pheasant (voice) (uncredited)
Elouise Wohlwend ... (voice) (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
James Algar (sequence director)
Samuel Armstrong (sequence director) (as Sam Armstrong)
David Hand (supervising director) (as David D. Hand)
Graham Heid (sequence director)
Bill Roberts (sequence director)
Paul Satterfield (sequence director)
Norman Wright (sequence director)
 
Writing credits
Felix Salten (from the story by)

Perce Pearce (story direction)

Larry Morey (story adaptation)

Vernon Stallings (story development) (as George Stallings) &
Mel Shaw (story development) (as Melvin Shaw) &
Carl Fallberg (story development) &
Chuck Couch (story development) &
Ralph Wright (story development)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Frank Churchill 
Edward H. Plumb  (as Edward Plumb)
 
Art Direction by
Tom Codrick  (as Thomas H. Codrick)
Robert Cormack  (as Robert C. Cormack)
Lloyd Harting 
David Hilberman 
John Hubley 
Dick Kelsey 
McLaren Stewart 
Al Zinnen 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Atwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Holoboff .... assistant director (uncredited)
Bob Ogle .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Wah Chang .... character maquettes (uncredited)
Jules Engel .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Lew Keller .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Harold Miles .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Sylvia Moberly-Holland .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Maurice Noble .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Zack Schwartz .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Glenn Scott .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Gustaf Tenggren .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (restorated version)
James MacDonald .... sound effects (uncredited)
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick L. Almanza .... restoration artist (2005 restoration) (as Patrick Almanza)
Casey James Basichis .... restoration artist (2005 restoration) (as Casey Basichis)
Jeff Schiffman .... restoration artist (2005 restoration)
Rachel Clement .... restoration artist (2005 restoration) (uncredited)
Miles E. Pike .... effects animator (uncredited)
Jason Richardson .... restoration artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Max Morgan .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dick Anthony .... backgrounds (as W. Richard Anthony)
Preston Blair .... animator
Jack Bradbury .... animator (as John Bradbury)
Merle Cox .... backgrounds (as Merle T. Cox)
Marc Davis .... animator (as Fraser Davis)
Phil Duncan .... animator
Art Elliott .... animator
Bernard Garbutt .... animator
Ray Huffine .... backgrounds
Ken Hultgren .... animator (as Kenneth Hultgren)
Travis Johnson .... backgrounds
Ollie Johnston .... supervising animator (as Oliver M. Johnston Jr.)
Bill Justice .... animator
Milt Kahl .... supervising animator (as Milton Kahl)
Eric Larson .... supervising animator
Ed Levitt .... backgrounds
Don Lusk .... animator
Bob McIntosh .... backgrounds (as Robert McIntosh)
Joshua Meador .... animator
Ken O'Brien .... animator (as Kenneth O'Brien)
Art Palmer .... animator
Art Riley .... backgrounds
George Rowley .... animator
Louie Schmitt .... animator (as Louis Schmitt)
Retta Scott .... animator
Stan Spohn .... backgrounds
Joe Stahley .... backgrounds
Frank Thomas .... supervising animator (as Franklin Thomas)
Tyrus Wong .... backgrounds
Edwin Aardal .... animator (uncredited)
Lee J. Ames .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Jerome Brown .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Busch .... animator (uncredited)
Lars Calonius .... animator (uncredited)
Brad Case .... animator (uncredited)
Ugo D'Orsi .... animator (uncredited)
Russ Dyson .... animator (uncredited)
James Escalante .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Fitzpatrick .... animator (uncredited)
Joseph Gayek .... animator (uncredited)
Blaine Gibson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
George Goepper .... animator (uncredited)
Franklin Grundeen .... animator (uncredited)
Harry Hamsel .... animator (uncredited)
Joe Harbaugh .... animator (uncredited)
M. James .... animator (uncredited)
Travis Johnson .... supervising animator: "Thumper" (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... supervising animator: "Great Prince of the Forest" (uncredited)
Lynn Karp .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Kinney .... animator: opening sequence (uncredited)
Paul B. Kossoff .... animator (uncredited)
Jeanne Lee Keil .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Dan MacManus .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Madison .... animator (uncredited)
Murray McClellan .... animator (uncredited)
John McManus .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Art Moore .... animator (uncredited)
James Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Curt Perkins .... layout artist (uncredited)
John Reed .... animator (uncredited)
Glenn Scott .... layout artist (uncredited)
Hazel Sewell .... animator (uncredited)
Sandy Strother .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... supervising animator: "Thumper" (uncredited)
Don Tobin .... animator (uncredited)
Harvey Toombs .... animator (uncredited)
Don Towsley .... animator (uncredited)
Noel Tucker .... animator (uncredited)
Karl Van Leuven .... animator (uncredited)
Jim Will .... animator (uncredited)
Vernon G. Witt .... animator (uncredited)
Cornett Wood .... animator (uncredited)
Cy Young .... animator (uncredited)
Robert W. Youngquist .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... choral arrangements
Paul J. Smith .... orchestrator
Alexander Steinert .... conductor
Charles Wolcott .... orchestrator
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Donna Atwood .... ice skating model: "Thumper" (uncredited)
Maurice Day .... researcher (uncredited)
Don Graham .... consultant: animal anatomy and motion (uncredited)
Rico Lebrun .... consultant: animal anatomy and motion (uncredited)
Jane Randolph .... ice skating model (uncredited)
Robert Winkler .... voice-over (uncredited)
Dee Worth .... secretary (uncredited)
Vi Zimmerman .... secretary (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Sidney Franklin .... our sincere appreciation: for his inspiring collaboration (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Walt Disney's Bambi" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
70 min | West Germany:65 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The world premiere of this film was scheduled to be in the tiny Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine, USA. Maurice Day, an animator with Disney, brought Felix Salten's book to the attention of Walt Disney, and when Disney decided to make the movie he thanked Maurice by planning to hold the premiere in Maurice's home town. However, the State of Maine objected, fearing that hunters would be offended by the film, and the actual world premiere was elsewhere.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bambi looks in the pond while in the meadow and sees Faline's reflection, he repeatedly looks at both his and her reflections. After Faline giggles, Bambi stops in awe and blinks twice. On the second blink, the reflection's eyes do not blink with Bambi's eyes.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Thumper:Wake up, wake up!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Best of Gilda Radner (1989) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Thumper SongSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is 'Bambi' based on a book?
When Bambi jumps over the chasm he was shot by a hunter, but you did not see a wound or blood, and when his father comes to help him Bambi recovered very fast. How is this possible?
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82 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Not at all like its sentimental reputation, 5 August 2000
Author: heckles from St. Albans, VT

I was staying over at the home of my three-year old niece; after everyone had gone to bed, I found and popped this title in the VCR. I had only a rough familiarity with the plot (like everyone, I knew Bambi's mother gets killed) and was also aware that "Bambism" has been used as describing a overly sentimental love of wildlife.

Oh wow. I found that while this movie certainly has a heart for its characters, it is not at all sugarcoated about the realities of animal life. Consider the following points it makes:

1) Animals do not live in nuclear families. Bambi lives with his mother only, his presumptive father is off in the background.

2). Animals often go hungry in the winter.

3). Male animals must be prepared to fight rivals as a prelude to mating.

4). Man (here assisted by canine lackeys) is easily the most dangerous threat creatures face.

Rather than putting a Hollywood gloss on animal life, "Bambi" if anything is better than what would be made today. Remember that the same studio recently put Hercules into a doting nuclear family, the actual circumstances of the hero's birth apparently thought too scandalous for contemporary children to be exposed to (though one presumes ancient Greek children handled them well enough).

Plus when you consider that a large sector of the populace takes a "humanity couldn't possibly be at fault" attitude toward the decimation of animal populations, you know that Point 4). above would today be softpedaled if not entirely neutralized by the addition of sympathetic human characters. Look what happened with the otherwise excellent TBS production of "Animal Farm."

And the animation!! The gorgeous, pencil-drawn Impressionistic renditions of the rhythms of the woodlands makes you wonder if modern animators haven't been spoiled by computer graphics. I'm only sorry I probably won't ever see this film in a theatre, as it was meant to be seen.

As cliche as it may sound, this is a timeless film for all ages. I cannot praise it highly enough.





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