Bambi (1942)

Bambi (1942, USA) C-70m. **** D: David Hand. Starring (the voices of) Hardy Albright, Stan Alexander, Tim Davis, Paula Winslowe. Timeless, brilliant Disney classic detailing the life of deer Bambi, from childhood to adulthood, in beautiful, haunting images. Full of delightful sequences, with the death of Bambi's mother and the forest fire standing out. This true masterpiece entails a message that withstands time. An awe-inspiring achievement, right up there with the best films of all time. Based on the novel by Felix Salten. Richly orchestrated score by Edward Plumb. This was Disney's follow-up to DUMBO (1941).


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