The classic Felix Salter story Bambi provides the basis for this near-perfect Disney animated feature. We follow the male deer Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe ...
The classic Felix Salter story Bambi provides the basis for this near-perfect Disney animated feature. We follow the male deer Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe Faline, and his rescue of his friends during a raging forest fire; we last see the mature, antlered Bambi assuming his proper place as the Prince of the Forest. In the grand Disney tradition, Bambi is brimming with unforgettable sequences, notably the young deer's attempts to negotiate an iced-over pond, and most especially the death of Bambi's mother--and if this moment doesn't move you to tears, you're made of stone (many subsequent Disney films, including Lion King, have tried, most in vain, to match the horror and pathos of this one scene). The score in Bambi yielded no hits along the lines of "Whistle While You Work", but the songs are adroitly integrated into the action. Bambi was the last of the "classic" early Disney features before the studio went into a decade-long doldrums of disjointed animated pastiches like Make Mine Music. Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Hardie Albright, Tim Davis, Donnie Dunagan, Sam Edwards, Ann Gillis. New in new packaging. 2 discs. Language: English. Run time: 69 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1. Originally released: 1942. Brand new. Factory sealed. Full retail edition (not a cutout).
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May 26, 2011
A Disney Classic
I am a Disney Movie lover. As soon as the old movies are re-released, I buy them. I was very excited to share Bambi to my daughter. I was very bummed when I watched the movie with her and it was so blah. There is not much to the movie. Especially if you are into the newer Disney Movies, it will definitely come up short. I think that it is a Classic to have in your collection, but not a great family film to sit and watch.
Dec 11, 2009
Is it really suitable for children?
I saw this movie maybe 50 years ago; reviewing the contents once again, I believe it is dark and foreboding and not suitable for children. But of course kids see just about anything they want today. I don't know what Walt Disney was up to in 1942. Was it to prepare children their dads weren't coming back home from WWII?