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Genre: Animation

Run time: 70 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th August 1942

Box Office Worldwide: $267.4M

Budget: $858 thousand

Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures

Production compaines: Walt Disney Productions

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 42 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Hardie Albright as Adolescent Bambi (voice), Stan Alexander as Young Flower, Peter Behn as Young Thumper, Donnie Dunagan as Young Bambi (Voice), Sam Edwards as Adult Thumper (voice), Thelma Boardman as Mrs. Quail (voice), Tim Davis as Adult Thumper / Adolescent Flower, Marion Darlington as Birds, Ann Gillis as Adult Faline, Otis Harlan as Mr. Mole, Eddie Holden as Chipmunk

Bambi Movie Review

I'm willing to wager that most of you remember Bambi as a different film than it really is. It is incidentally the first movie I can recall seeing (though that memory's gone haywire), during some early-1970s reissue.

Bambi is a simple, simple story: 70 minutes digesting the life of a deer in the forest, primarily through song. Bambi (voiced by five different actors through her (her, right?) various stages of life, learns to walk, befriends a rabbit and a skunk, survives a forest fire, and loses mom to hunters (off camera, but we know what happened). And that's about it.

Bambi's lessons are simple and speak to our desire to return to a state of innocence -- and even oblivion about the changing world around us. Frolic in the flowers and sing songs with a mischievous bunny? You bet. After Fantasia, Bambi is one of the few true examples of children's escapist fare we have. (If you don't catch my meaning, consider the heavy-duty messages of a film like Pinocchio.)

It's puzzling then why Bambi has such a treasured place in our collective hearts, given that it's really not about anything except -- maybe -- when it tries to tell us that hunting is, you know, bad and stuff. Shrug. Bambi has an ace up its sleeve that guarantees a permanent spot on the classic animation shelf: People just really like cuddly animals, and there's not a dang thing you can do about it.

Catch Bambi on a two-disc DVD, with storyboard versions of a pair of deleted scenes, archival material, and a bunch of kiddie stuff.

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Skunk: It's what's for dinner.


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Bambi Rating

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