Bambi, a young deer hailed as 'Prince Of The Forest' at his birth, is left to fend for himself after his mother is killed by a hunter. Acknowledged for generations as perhaps Disney's greatest animated classic, the funny, touching and timeless masterpiece that is 'Bambi' was indeed fondly remembered by Walt Disney himself as his favourite animated film.
Felix Salten (novel); Larry Morey (story adaptation); Perce Pearce (story direction).
Hardie Albright (Adolescent Bambi (voice) (uncredited)); Stan Alexander (Young Flower (voice) (uncredited)); Bobette Audrey (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)); Peter Behn (Young Thumper (voice) (uncredited)); Thelma Boardman (Mrs. Quail (voice) (uncredited)); Janet Chapman (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)); Jeanne Christy (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)); Dolyn Bramston Cook (Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)); Marion Darlington (Bird Calls (voice) (uncredited)); Tim Davis (Adult Thumper / Adolescent Flower (voice) (uncredited)); Donnie Dunagan (Young Bambi (voice) (uncredited)); Sam Edwards (Adult Thumper (voice) (uncredited)). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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A Wonderful Classic
Mark Banks (United Kingdom)
Being honest I'd delayed watching Bambi for quite some time, primarily because I thought it was going to be too sentimental, and also because I thought that as with a few other animations of this period if may have a slightly dark, questionable or serious side to it. However, I'm happy to say that I didn't feel any of those elements were present in Bambi at all. Instead I sat down and enjoyed watching a 70 minute celebration of natural life at its colourful (a great colour restoration) and comedic best. I also liked Thumper's adage that "if you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all", on which note I shall finish with a recommendation of this film for all the family.