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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:
Appealing, Thoughtful Animated Classic See more (125 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 (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)
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)
 
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:
3 Channel Stereo (1956) (5.0) (L-R)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie lost money at the box office for the first run, but began to recoup its considerable cost (over $2,000,000) during the 1947 re-release.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Before Bambi meets Thumper's family in the meadow, Bambi's mother's head is drawn like a fawn's head.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Thumper:Wake up, wake up!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Comeback Season (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Thumper SongSee more »

FAQ

How much time had passed between the scene in which Bambi lost his mother and the next scene, when Bambi is grown up?
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Appealing, Thoughtful Animated Classic, 10 March 2005
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

The characters and story from Walt Disney's adaptation of "Bambi" still hold up as well as they ever did. The animation, likewise, still looks very attractive and detailed. It's understandable if the animation in itself doesn't strike everyone now as being particularly impressive, given the many recent achievements in animation, but in itself it is an excellent job with the resources of its time. It all makes for an appealing and thoughtful classic that is still well worth seeing.

The main characters are well-chosen, especially Bambi himself and the always-engaging Thumper. Some of the best scenes are simply those of the various animal friends playing together – the scene of Thumper and Bambi on the ice being perhaps the most endearing of all. The change of seasons is used to great effect, both aesthetically and in advancing the story and its themes.

It's pretty interesting to contrast "Bambi" with "The Lion King", by no means to decide which is 'better', but rather to take note of the slightly different ways in which they handle some very similar material. Both present the story of a young animal 'prince', the way he explores and learns about his world, and the ways that he must adjust to the tragedies and challenges of adulthood. There are also a number of other interesting similarities. Bambi is at once the more innocent, yet also the more somber of the two.

One very interesting difference is that the greatest threats in "Bambi" come from humans, who are wholly external to the world of the characters, and over whose actions the animals have no control, whereas in "The Lion King" the threats and conflicts are all amongst the animal characters themselves. Both movies deserve to be ranked among the very best animated features of their eras, so there's no need to prefer one over the other – it can just make for even more interesting viewing to notice how these differences help to give each of the two movies its distinctive character.

"Bambi" is the kind of movie that can stick in your mind for many years, especially if you first saw it when young. The characters and many of their adventures make it very appealing, often even adorable, and yet it also portrays some of the most serious (and frightening) things that can happen in the lives of the young. It's a fine movie that accomplishes a lot, and it has held up quite well over the years.

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