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Felix Salten (from the story by)
Perce Pearce (story)
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Release Date:
21 August 1942 (USA) See more »
Walt Disney's multiplane technicolor feature See more »
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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (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 ... 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)

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)
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 (music by)
Edward H. Plumb (music by) (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)
Bridgid O'Donnell .... restoration supervisor (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)
Willis Pyle .... assistant animator (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 .... orchestration by
Alexander Steinert .... conducted by
Charles Wolcott .... orchestration by
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presents
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)
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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70 min | West Germany:65 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

When the film staff decided to add rabbit characters to the film, they took an idea from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937). The plan was to develop 6 rabbits with individual personalities and looks, similar to the Dwarfs from the previous film. Perce Pearce then had a different idea. He suggested to depict 6 rabbits, but to depict to 5 of them with generic looks and personalities. The 6th one would have distinctive coloration and personality to allow him to stand out. Pearce's idea for the unique rabbit was developed into Thumper.See more »
Continuity: Thumper's sisters change colors from scene to scene.See more »
[first lines]
Thumper:Wake up, wake up!
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Thumper SongSee more »


Is "Bambi" an anti-hunting movie?
How many years did "Bambi" take to make?
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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37 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Disney's Truest Masterpiece--Man Is In The Forest!, 18 March 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

From the opening scene where the multiplane camera glides through a quiet forest until the stirring forest fire climax, a viewer has to be aware he is watching one of the all-time great films. So much of the cycle of life is covered that it's hard to realize the film is a mere 69 minutes. In a book called 'The Making of Bambi', Ollie Johnston reveals that originally there was much more footage that Disney eventually trimmed, cutting out whole sequences before the film previewed. Obviously, he made a wide decision.

There is no extraneous scene here, it moves seamlessly through its cycle of life story with the charming animal creatures carrying the story to its logical conclusion. The background music complements all of the drama and comedy. The storm sequence is the most beautiful blend of music and drawings ever achieved by the Disney artists. The naturally drawn deer are the result of months of careful preparation and study, giving the entire film the feel of a nature study as well as giving the audience great entertainment.

The choral work is extremely effective, particularly on songs like 'Love Is A Song' (Oscar nominated), 'I Bring You A Song' and 'Little April Shower'. The impressionistic forest glows with a life of its own and is the real star of the film, thanks to the influence of Japanese artist Tyrus Wong. No wonder this was Disney's favorite film. It will stay fresh and young forever. An awesome achievement!

In conclusion, having done some choral work myself as a glee club singer, I especially appreciated the great contribution made by the mixed chorus (male/female) that does such a wonderful job on all of the choruses that blend so seamlessly with the rich background score. Truly exceptional choral vocals conducted by Charles Henderson.

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