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Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)

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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 ... 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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Narrator: But when he saw this gruesome sight...
Mrs. Sheep: Laaambert!
Narrator: And heard his mother crying...
Mrs. Sheep: Laaambert!
Narrator: Something *snapped* inside of him.
[a zapping noise emits from Lambert, thus turning him belligerent]
Narrator: He was a raging lion!
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excellent short Disney piece
2 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the award-winning shorts produced by Disney in the studio's heyday, this charming cartoon is the tale of a lion who is accidentally placed by the stork (shades of Mr Stork from 'Dumbo' here) with a flock of sheep along with the new lambs. He grows up to be a figure of fun for his sheep cousins who tease him for being unable to baa like them and for not being either a lamb or a lion.

Of course, Lambert saves the day by being a real lion when he has to be and becomes the hero of his flock. The baby Lambert is a little cute thing who grows up to be a slightly dumb looking lion, always hiding behind his 'mother'. The piece is narrated by Sterling Holloway, who had the perfect voice for this kind of thing, and has a catchy little title tune which recurs throughout.


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