Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author and hunter Felix Salten. The film was released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942, and is the fifth Disney animated feature film.
The main characters are Bambi, a mule deer; his parents (the Great Prince of the forest and his unnamed mother); his friends Thumper (a pink-nosed rabbit); and Flower (a skunk); and his childhood friend and future mate, Faline. For the movie, Disney took the liberty of changing Bambi's species into a mule deer from his original species of roe deer, since roe deer are not native to North America, and the mule deer is more widespread in the United States. The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Sound (Sam Slyfield), Best Song (for "Love Is a Song" sung by Donald Novis) and Original Music Score.
In June 2008, the American Film Institute presented a list of its "10 Top 10"—the best ten films in each of ten classic American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Bambi placed third in animation. In December 2011, the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
In January 2020, it was announced that a live-action styled adaptation was in development.
Label: Walt Disney Records 0050087329525
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Picture Disc, Reissue
Genre: Children's, Stage & Screen
A1 Main Title (Love Is A Song)
A2 Sleepy Morning In The Woods/Everybody Awake/The Young Prince/Learning To Walk
A3 Little April Shower
A4 Gallop Of The Stags/The Great Prince Of The Forest/Man
A5 Autumn/The First Snow/Fun On The Ice
B1 The End Of Winter/New Spring Grass/Tragedy In The Meadow
B2 Wintery Winds
B3 Let's Sing A Gay Little Spring Song
B4 It Could Even Happen To Flower
B5 Bambi Gets Twitterpated
B6 Looking For Romance (I Bring You A Song)