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Bambi Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The classic [[Performer~P184105~Felix Salter~felixsalten]] story Bambi provides the basis for this near-perfect Disney animated feature. We follow the male deer Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe Faline, and his rescue of his friends during a raging forest fire; we last see the mature, antlered Bambi assuming his proper place as the Prince of the Forest. In the grand Disney tradition, Bambi is brimming with unforgettable sequences, notably the young deer's attempts to negotiate an iced-over pond, and most especially the death of Bambi's mother--and if this moment doesn't move you to tears, you're made of stone (many subsequent Disney films, including [[Feature~V131171~Lion King~thelionking]], have tried, most in vain, to match the horror and pathos of this one scene). The score in Bambi yielded no hits along the lines of "Whistle While You Work", but the songs are adroitly integrated into the action. Bambi was the last of the "classic" early Disney features before the studio went into a decade-long doldrums of disjointed animated pastiches like [[Feature~V101009~Make Mine Music.~makeminemusic]] ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 21, 1942

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Larry Morey Best Song 1942 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Churchill Best Song 1942 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Churchill Best Score - Drama or Comedy 1942 Nominee

Crew

Samuel Armstrong
Director
Graham Heid
Director
Norman Wright
Director
Perce Pearce
Director
Paul Satterfield
Director
James Algar
Director
Bill Roberts
Director
David Hand
Director
David Hand
Producer
Walt Disney
Producer
Perce Pearce
Screenwriter
Melvin Shaw
Screenwriter
Ralph Wright
Screenwriter
Larry Morey
Screenwriter
George Stallings
Screen Story
Frank Churchill
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Justice
Animator
Marc Davis
Animator
Milt Kahl
Animator
Franklin Thomas
Supervising Animator
Felix Salten
Short Story Author
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