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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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)

Did You Know?

GOOFY HOLLER: When Lambert head butts the wolf off a cliff near the end of the cartoon.See more »
Narrator:[after Lambert defeats the wolf] Lambert's mother is so proud, and the sheep have changed their tune.See more »
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Referenced in Social Lion (1954)See more »


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A classic Disney short!, 29 May 2001

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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