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Bambi (1942)

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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
... Adolescent Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Alexander ... Young Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Bobette Audrey ... (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Behn ... Young Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
Thelma Boardman ... Girl Bunny / Quail Mother / Female Pheasant (voice) (uncredited)
... (voice) (uncredited)
Jeanne Christy ... (voice) (uncredited)
Dolyn Bramston Cook ... (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Tim Davis ... Adult Thumper / Adolescent Flower (voice) (uncredited)
Donnie Dunagan ... Young Bambi (voice) (uncredited)
... Adult Thumper (voice) (uncredited)
... Adult Faline (voice) (uncredited)
... Mr. Mole (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Eddie Holden ... Chipmunk (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

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Enchanting Entertainment for Everyone! (1966 re-release) See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walt Disney's Bambi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,096,384, 27 June 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,797,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,200,000
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While the sequel novel "Bambi's Children, The Story of a Forest Family" (1939) never received a film adaptation, it received a 56-pages long comic book adaptation by Dell Comics in 1943. The story was drawn by Ken Hultgren. Disney has the copyright of the comic book adaptation. See more »

Goofs

Skunks, although not particularly active in winter, do not hibernate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thumper: Wake up, wake up!
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To Sidney A. Franklin - our sincere appreciation for his inspiring collaboration See more »

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Referenced in Jerry and Tom (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking for Romance (I Bring You a Song)
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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Disney's Truest Masterpiece--Man Is In The Forest!
18 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

From the opening scene where the multiplane camera glides through a quiet forest until the stirring forest fire climax, a viewer has to be aware he is watching one of the all-time great films. So much of the cycle of life is covered that it's hard to realize the film is a mere 69 minutes. In a book called 'The Making of Bambi', Ollie Johnston reveals that originally there was much more footage that Disney eventually trimmed, cutting out whole sequences before the film previewed. Obviously, he made a wide decision.

There is no extraneous scene here, it moves seamlessly through its cycle of life story with the charming animal creatures carrying the story to its logical conclusion. The background music complements all of the drama and comedy. The storm sequence is the most beautiful blend of music and drawings ever achieved by the Disney artists. The naturally drawn deer are the result of months of careful preparation and study, giving the entire film the feel of a nature study as well as giving the audience great entertainment.

The choral work is extremely effective, particularly on songs like 'Love Is A Song' (Oscar nominated), 'I Bring You A Song' and 'Little April Shower'. The impressionistic forest glows with a life of its own and is the real star of the film, thanks to the influence of Japanese artist Tyrus Wong. No wonder this was Disney's favorite film. It will stay fresh and young forever. An awesome achievement!

In conclusion, having done some choral work myself as a glee club singer, I especially appreciated the great contribution made by the mixed chorus (male/female) that does such a wonderful job on all of the choruses that blend so seamlessly with the rich background score. Truly exceptional choral vocals conducted by Charles Henderson.


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