With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
It's spring, and all the animals of the forest are excited by the forest's latest birth, a buck fawn his mother has named Bambi. The animals are more excited than usual as Bambi's lineage means he will inherent the title of prince of the forest. Along with his mother, Bambi navigates through life with the help of his similarly aged friends, Thumper, a rabbit kit who needs to be continually reminded by his mother of all the lessons his father has taught him about how to live as a rabbit properly, and Flower, a skunk kit who likes his name. As different animals, they have their own issues and challenges which may not translate to the others. Being similarly aged, Bambi, Thumper and Flower may have to experience the uncharted phases of their lives without the knowledge or wisdom unless gleaned from those who have gone through them before. Bambi has to learn early that the lives of deer and of many of the other forest animals are not without their inherent dangers, for deer especially in ...Written by
According to animator and writer Mel Shaw (1914-2012), one reason for the production delays of the film was that that Walt Disney and his staff kept having ideas about new scenes and characters, spend time developing them, and then had to discard them because they did not really fit in the film. He described an example. A brief scene was originally set to have Bambi step on an ant hill and depict some disturbed ants. Then the staff started working on elaborate depictions of the damage done to the ant civilization and detailed plans for the ant characters. At the end it was decided that the entire scene was irrelevant to the plot and they discarded all work done for it. See more »
One baby raccoon disappears as it comes out of the water after the fire, instantaneously appearing elsewhere. This has been corrected on the 2005 DVD as well as the Blu-Ray. See more »
I will not comment on the plot or the philosophical aspects of this movie - I will simply ask this: Why can't they make more of these?
It is very beautifully drawn. No attempts to make fire or water or panoramas look real. They are simply drawn in that beautiful pencil characterizing the entire movie. No happy songs or foolish games. Just a life-cycle portrayed in it's blinding realism.
Look, the water is stiff!
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