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Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

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A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He grows up cowardly, until the day his mother is chased by a wolf. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Cordeiro, o Leão Medroso  »

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This short is included on "The Fox And The Hound" 25th Anniversary DVD. See more »

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Narrator: Ah, incidently, don't worry about that hungry wolf. He has a place to cling; he won't starve. Because that bush has berries every spring.
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Referenced in The New Neighbor (1953) See more »

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You're Lion
27 September 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

The stork from Dumbo delivers a flock of baby lambs to some sheep on a quiet grass plain (as this is how you explain procreation to children), only a lion cub has gotten mixed in with the rest of them. The cub immediately cuddles up to a lonely ewe and grows up believing that it is a sheep, but finally becoming a lion when the flock is threatened by wolf.

As most of the short is set at night there is a lot of nice, dark animation and background which are quite atmospheric, especially with the glowing full moon beaming down. This short was edited together with The Old Mill (1937) to create a Blueberry Hill music video for the Disney Channel back in the 90s, which is where I was first introduced to it.

Definitely one of my fave Disney toons.


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