22 Facts About Bambi


Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author and hunter Felix Salten.

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Bambi grows up very attached to his mother, with whom he spends most of his time.

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Bambi soon makes other friends, including a young skunk he mistakenly calls "Flower" and a female fawn named Faline.

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Curious and inquisitive, Bambi frequently asks about the world around him and is cautioned about the dangers of life as a forest creature by his loving mother.

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One day out in a meadow, Bambi briefly sees The Great Prince but does not realize that he is his father.

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Bambi is briefly separated from his mother during that time but is escorted to her by the Great Prince as the three of them make it back in the forest just as Man fires his gun.

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Bambi successfully manages to defeat Ronno in battle and earn the rights to the doe's affections.

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Bambi is awakened afterward by the smell of smoke; he follows it and discovers it leads to a hunter camp.

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Bambi's father warns Bambi that Man has returned with more hunters.

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Bambi soon finds her cornered by Man's vicious hunting dogs, which he manages to ward off.

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Story of Bambi had a so many possibilities, you could go off on a million tangents.

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Bambi said 'Suppose we have Bambi step on an ant hill and we cut inside and see all the damage he's done to the ant civilization'.

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We had a family of grasshoppers, and they get into a family squabble of this or that, and Bambi is watching all of this, and here's the big head of Bambi in the grasshoppers.

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Disney wanted the animals in Bambi to be more realistic and expressive than those in Snow White.

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Bambi had Rico LeBrun, a painter of animals, come and lecture to the animators on the structure and movement of animals.

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Bambi was released in theaters in 1942, during World War II, and was Disney's 5th full-length animated film.

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Today Bambi is viewed as one of the greatest animated films ever made.

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English film historian Leslie Halliwell wrote that Bambi was "one of Disney's most memorable and brilliant achievements with a great comic character in Thumper and a climactic forest fire sequence that is genuinely thrilling".

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Bambi was acknowledged as the third best film in the animation genre.

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However, Bambi was only loaned to the government for a year, so a new symbol was needed, leading to the creation of Smokey Bear.

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Bambi had previously been the Forest Service's advertising icon beginning in 1942, but was only allowed by Disney to use the character for a year.

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In December 2011, Bambi was among the films selected for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

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