Bambi

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Bambi is a 1942 Disney movie starring a baby fawn named Bambi, a rabbit named Thumper, and a skunk named Flower (played by Stan Alexander, Sterling Holloway, and Nicky Jones). The movie is about a deer named Bambi, who grows up in the wild. It was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Sound, Best Song for "Love is a Song" and Original Music Score. The movie is loosely based on Felix Salten's book Bambi, A Life in the Woods. Disney changed Bambi's species from a roe deer to a white-tailed deer since roe deer don't inhabit the United States, and the white-tailed deer is more familiar to Americans.

Quotes

Flower: He can call me a Flower if he wants to.
Thumper: If you can't say somethin' nice [pauses, for drama and because both Thumper and the actor who played him couldn't remember his line], don't say nothin' at all.
Simple: If you cannot say anything nice, then do not say anything at all.
  • Thumper: I'm thumpin'! That's why they call me Thumper!
Simple: I am thumping. That is why I am called Thumper.

Thumper: "Eating greens is a special treat. It makes long ears and great big feet. (to Bambi) But it sure is awful stuff to eat." [whispering] I made that last part up myself.

Faline: (To her Mother about Bambi) He's kinda bashful, isn't he mama?
Simple: He is kind of shy, right, mama?

Great Prince: Your mother can't be with you anymore.
Simple: Your mother can no longer be with you.

Faline [as an Adult]: Hello, Bambi. Don't you remember me? I'm Faline.
Simple: Hello, Bambi. Do you not remember me? I am Faline.

Voice Cast

Actor Role(s)
Bobby Stewart Baby Bambi
Donnie Dunagan Young Bambi
Hardie Albright Adolescent Bambi
John Sutherland Adult Bambi
Paula Winslowe Bambi's Mother and Pheasant
Peter Behn Young Thumper
Tim Davis Adolescent Thumper, Adolescent Flower
Sam Edwards Adult Thumper
Stan Alexander Young Flower
Sterling Holloway Adult Flower
Will Wright Friend Owl
Cammie King Young Faline
Ann Gillis Adult Faline
Fred Shields Great Prince of the Forest
Thelma Boardman Girl Bunny, Quail Mother and Frightened Pheasant
Mary Lansing Ena, Mrs. Possum, Pheasant
Margaret Lee Mrs. Rabbit
Otis Harlan Mr. Mole
Marion Darlington Bird calls
Clarence Nash Bullfrog
Stuart Erwin Tree Squirrel

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