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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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The original print of this film was presented as a gift to Emperor Hirohito of Japan, reportedly because it was the Emperor's favorite cartoon. See more »

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Mr. Stork: [looks at his invoice after discovering that he has brough a baby lion to a small sheep pasture] Lambert? But that's no lamb at all. Lambert is a lion! South Africa? Oh, goodness me! I've got to do some flying...
[runs over to the flock]
Mr. Stork: Come, Lambert! Uh, pardon me. I beg your pardon...
[steps over the other ewes]
Mr. Stork: Sorry, sorry! Oh, uh
[laughs]
Mr. Stork: Mrs. Sheep?
[Lambert plays with her bell]
Mr. Stork: I'm afraid there's been a slight bungle, heh heh.
[picks up Lambert]
[...]
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A classic Disney short!

This short is one of the more successful Disney produced in the 1950s. Nominated for an Oscar in 1951, it has one of the more memorable one-shot characters Disney created in Lambert. Some of the visual gags, particularly toward the end of the cartoon are hilarious! Toward the end of the 1940s, Disney slipped behind UPA and MGM and even Warner Brothers in terms of shorts. The quality was still there, but the energy seemed to fade a bit. Cartoons like Lambert show that Disney could still more than hold its own. Highly recommended


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