views updated May 23 2018

Bambi ★★★★ 1942 (G)

A true Disney classic, detailing the often harsh education of a newborn deer and his friends in the forest. Proves that Disney animation was—and still is—the best to be found. Thumper still steals the show and the music is delightful, including “Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song,” “Love is a Song,” “Little April Shower,” “The Thumper Song,” and “Twitterpated.” Stands as one of the greatest children's films of all time; a genuine perennial from generation to generation. Based very loosely on the book by Felix Salten. 69m/C VHS, DVD. D: David Hand;W: Larry Morey; M: Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb; V: Bobby Stewart, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander, Cammie King, Donnie Dunagan, Hardie Albright, John Sutherland, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Sterling Holloway, Ann Gillis, Perce Pearce.


views updated May 21 2018

Bambi eponymous name of the young deer in Felix Salten's story for children (1923); filmed by Disney in 1942, the story became widely known, and Bambi is used to refer to the wide-eyed and consciously appealing look and manner of a young and timid animal.


views updated May 17 2018

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