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Lambert the Sheepish Lion ()


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A mix-up by Mr. Stork finds a little lion cub in the care of a gentle flock of sheep. But when a hungry wolf begins to stalk the herd, will Lambert find the courage to protect his mama?

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Narrator / Mr. Stork (voice)
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Mrs. Sheep / Lambert (purring and meowing) / Lambs / Sheep (uncredited) (voice)
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Lambert (uncredited) (voice)
James MacDonald ...
Wolf / Lambert (roaring) (uncredited) (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
Lambert's Meows (uncredited)

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Jack Hannah
Clyde Geronimi ... (uncredited) (earlier cartoon clips)

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Bill Peet ... (story) &
Ralph Wright ... (story) &
Milt Banta ... (story)

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Walt Disney ... producer (uncredited)

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Joseph Dubin ... (as Joseph S. Dubin)

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Bill Peet ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

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Dan MacManus ... effects animator

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Yale Gracey ... layout artist
Ray Huffine ... background artist
Eric Larson ... animator
John Lounsbery ... animator
Don Lusk ... animator
Judge Whitaker ... animator
Xavier Atencio ... layout artist (uncredited)
Saul Bass ... layout artist (uncredited)
Philip DeGuard ... background artist (uncredited)
Eve Fletcher ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Ken Harris ... animator (uncredited)
Abe Levitow ... animator (uncredited)
Alan Maley ... background artist (uncredited)
Buf Nerbovig ... scene planner (uncredited)
Maurice Noble ... layout artist (uncredited)
Art Stevens ... animator (uncredited)
Richard Thompson ... animator (uncredited)
Ruth Tompson ... scene planner (uncredited)
Lloyd Vaughan ... animator (uncredited)
Ben Washam ... animator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A mix-up finds a little lion cub in the care of a gentle flock of sheep. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lambert le lion peureux (France)
  • Lambert le lion bêlant (France)
  • Lambert, el león cordero (Spain)
  • Abele l'agnelleone (Italy)
  • Lambert, a gyáva oroszlán (Hungary)
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  • 8 min
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Trivia 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 »
Goofs The sheep leave the blanket empty. Lambert is not present until it cuts back to the stork and the blanket. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Great Cat Family (1956). See more »
Soundtracks Lambert the Sheepish Lion See more »
Quotes Narrator: [after Lambert defeats the wolf] Lambert's mother is so proud, and the sheep have changed their tune.
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