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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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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 »
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
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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Referenced in The New Neighbor (1953)See more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
excellent short Disney piece, 2 May 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

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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