• Bambi (1942)

Bambi

Release Date: 1942

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

G |1 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

In a classic Disney animation, a fawn named Bambi joins his new friends, a young rabbit named Thumper and a skunk kit named Flower in happily exploring the woods. Bambi is captivated with a young doe named Faline, and he learns from his doting mother and his father -- the Great Prince of the Forest -- that besides the delights of the forest, there is danger in open meadows where hunters can see them. Though fear and tragedy touch Bambi's life, another spring brings renewal.

Cast: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Donnie Dunagan, Ann Gillis, Sterling Holloway, Cammie King

Director: David Hand

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Children

Keywords: Family , Mother , Death , Growing up , Friend , Girlfriend , Emotional , Heartwarming , Father , Love , Sacrifice

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm

    It’s beautiful, powerful stuff. The Disney animators evoke a naturalism of such depth and detail that you feel shrouded by the forest. Then, just when it seems as if you’re watching a nature documentary, bursts of artistry arrive in the form of choreographed raindrops or a wildly impressionistic forest fire. show more

  • 90
    IGN

    Despite its age, Bambi continues to dazzle and amaze. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Bambi is not a great film. The film has a few memorably winning sequences which have become part of Disney pantheon. But in between these sequences are fairly dullish stretches of Disney kitsch, with too-cuddly animals in extreme states of too-cute behavior; there’s also a song score which is among Disney’s least interesting. show more

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Awards

Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Music (Original Song)