Monday, 8 August 2011

Bambi Review (Updated)


Release Date:
15th April 1943 - Australia

Production Companies
Walt Disney Productions

Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 70 minutes

Budget: $858,000

Box Office Gross: $267,447,150

Plot Summary
He's the "Young Prince of
the Forest," but wobbly
newborn fawn Bambi can
barely stand on his own legs.
Over the course of a year,
under the guidance of his
mother and with some help
from pals Thumper and
Flower, he grows into a
noble and courageous stag?
but along the way he is
tested by fire, fear, and loss.
It takes strength and bravery
to survive and to take his
place alongside his father,
the Great Prince of the Forest.

Voice Cast
Bobby Stewart - Baby Bambi
Donnie Dunagan - Young Bambi
Hardie Albright - Adolescent Bambi
John Sutherland - Adult Bambi
Paula Winslowe - Bambi's Mother & the Pheasant
Peter Behn - Young Thumper
Tim Davis - Adolescent Thumper & Adolescent Flower
Sam Edwards - Adult Thumper
Stan Alexander - Young Flower
Sterling Holloway - Adult Flower
Will Wright - Friend Owl
Cammie King - Young Faline
Ann Gillis - Adult Faline
Fred Shields - Great Prince of the Forest

Supervising Director - David Hand
Sequence Directors - James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield & Norman Wright
Based on Novel - Felix Salten
Story Direction - Perce Pearce
Story Adaptation - Larry Morey
Story Development - Vernon Stallings, Mel Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch & Ralph Wright
Producer - Walt Disney (Uncredited)
Songs - Frank Churchill
Supervising Animators:
Thumper - Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas
Supervising Animator: Bambi - Eric Larson
Supervising Animator: The Great Prince of the Forest - Milt Kahl
Music - Edward H. Plumb


1943 Academy Awards
Best Sound, Recording - C.O. Slyfield (Nominated)
Best Music, Original Song
"Love is a Song" - Frank Churchill (posthumously) & Larry Moley (Nominated)
Best Music, Original Score - Frank Churchill (posthumously)
& Edward H. Plumb (Nominated)

BAMBI is a funny but emotional classic movie that has a great story and the animation has realism. It has the saddest but traumatic moment where Bambi's mother gets killed by the hunter, I feel sorry for the poor little deer. BAMBI was Walt Disney's favourite movie that he has ever made and is the inspiration for THE LION KING (click here) which is another movie made by Disney. It is an enjoyable film for the whole family.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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