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Release Date:
8 February 1952 (USA) See more »
A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Sterling Holloway ... Narrator / Mr. Stork (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Candy Candido ... Lambert (roaring) / Wolf (uncredited)

June Foray ... Mrs. Sheep / Lambert (purring and meowing) / Lambs / Sheep (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hannah 
Writing credits
Bill Peet (story) &
Ralph Wright (story) &
Milt Banta (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Dubin  (as Joseph S. Dubin)
Visual Effects by
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Animation Department
Yale Gracey .... layout artist
Ray Huffine .... background artist
Eric Larson .... animator
John Lounsbery .... animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Judge Whitaker .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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GOOFY HOLLER: When Lambert head butts the wolf off a cliff near the end of the cartoon.See more »
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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Referenced in The New Neighbor (1953)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Courage for Lambert. My favourite Disney short..., 7 January 2006
Author: rebeljenn from Bath, England

I remember watching 'Lambert the Sheepish Lion' on the Disney channel years and years ago. It was my favourite Disney short. In summary, Lambert is a lion cub who is mistakenly given to a sheep. Lambert is ridiculed by the other sheep until there is trouble and he must save the sheep from danger. By doing this, he gains his courage. The theme tune to this little short is very catchy, and it's just a feel-good story with the ironic little twist and the feeling of success that Lambert has become a hero now instead of being bullied. Out of all these years, I have never forgotten this little short, and I can vaguely remember the tune.

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