David Hand (1942)

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The classic status of this Disney landmark is merely buffed up by time, as successive generations discover its peerless mix of ecological message and anthropomorphic fun. Adapted from Felix Salten's book, it traces the formative seasons of a deer - imbued with human characteristics, as are his companions Flower, the shy skunk, and Thumper, the exuberant rabbit - who must learn the lessons of life and love in the forest. The death of his mother at the hands of a hunter ("Man" personified) remains one of cinema's most memorable, though it isn't actually shown. Disney's original "circle of life" movie, Bambi still has plenty to tell children and strikes a deft artistic balance between naturalism and cartoonery.


A young deer grows up in the forest, forming close friendships with other woodland creatures. When tragedy strikes, he is suddenly forced to fend for himself but ultimately becomes brave and resourceful enough to save his friends during a forest fire. Animated drama, with the voices of Bobby Stewart, Hardie Albright and Donnie Dunagan.

Cast & Crew

Baby Bambi Bobby Stewart
Adolescant Bambi Hardie Albright
Young Thumper Peter Behn
Young Flower Stan Alexander
Phylline Cammie King
Director David Hand
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's