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Bambi is the story of a fawn of the same name. He grows up in the forest surrounded by animal friends, including Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk.

Sadly, Bambi's mother falls victim to hunters, leaving Bambi orphaned. He goes on to escape a forest fire, fall in love with Faline and become the Great Prince of the Forest.

70 minutes long.

Release Date

August 13, 1942.

Re-released 1947, 1957, 1966, 1975, 1982, and 1988.
Released on video in 1989.

Cast List

Directed By:
David Hand

Written By:
Vernon Stallings
Melvin Shaw
Carl Fallberg
Chuck Couch
Ralph Wright
Perce Pearce
Larry Morey


Love Is A Song
Little April Shower
Looking for Romance

Fun Facts

The artists working on the film made trips to Los Angeles Zoo, studied the movements of fawns, and heard lectures from animal experts, i order to make the animation as real as possible.
The world premiere was held in London on August 8, 1942.
The film was based on the book by Felix Salten.
Bambi was nominated for three Academy Awards in 1942: Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture; Best Music, Song, "Love Is A Song"; and Best Sound, Recording.

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Thumper: He doesn't walk very good, does he?
Mrs. Rabbit: Thumper!
Thumper: Yes, mama?
Mrs. Rabbit: What did your father tell you this morning?
Thumper: If you can't say something nice... don't say nothing at all.

Thumper: "Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat." I made that last part up myself.

Bambi: Mother? Mother?
Great Prince of the Forest: Your mother can't be with you anymore.

Friend Owl: I was talking to myself about you the other day, we were wondering what became of you.




DVD & Soundtrack

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DVD Bonus Features

  • All-New Restoration With State-Of-The-Art Technology
  • First-Ever Digital Presentation
  • Forest Adventure Game: 8 All-New Games Geared For All Ages Including Trivia, A Musical Memory Challenge, An Acorn Catch, And More.
  • DisneyPedia: Bambi's Forest Friends
  • Disney's Storytime: "Thumper Goes Exploring"
  • BAMBI: Inside Walt's Story Meetings
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Disney Time Capsule: 1942 The Year Of BAMBI
  • The Making Of BAMBI: A Prince Is Born
  • Sneak Peek Of The All-New Movie BAMBI AND THE GREAT PRINCE
  • And Much, Much More!


A great love story.
Walt Disney's multiplane technicolor feature.
Love Comes To The Forest Folk...and to you, in one of the world's greatest love stories!


When all the animals gather to see the new-born Bambi, his spots momentarily disappear.
Thumper's sisters change color in different scenes.
When in the meadow, Faline's eyes change from blue to brown.

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