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Bambi (1942). "If you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all."

Join us for this week's episode "Bambi". We talk names that are misgendered, the king of the forest?, evil man, losing a parent, twitterpated, being scared of women but not dogs, and why you always run away from the fire. Does this movie have us celebrating a new prince or do we want to have a hunt of our own? Find out now!


Storyline :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 inherit 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 the beautiful albeit exposed meadow. Bambi will also find that his ascension to prince of the forest is not a guarantee as other buck deer and situations may threaten that ascension.

Directors: James Algar (sequence director), Samuel Armstrong(sequence director), and David Hand(supervising director).

Writers: Felix Salten(from the story by), Perce Pearce(story direction), and Larry Morey(story adaptation)

Stars: Hardie Albright, Janet Chapman, Stan Alexander and Sam Edwards.

Awards: 6 wins and 6 nominations total. Oscar Nominee for Best Sound and Best Music. Hugo Award winner for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Film Budget: $858,000

Gross Worldwide: $267,447,150


One of the more dramatic Disney soundtracks we have had in awhile. WTF was going on with those prancing deer.


The Great Prince of The Forest - It's a Fact

  1. "Man is in the forest" was a code phrase used by Disney's employees when Walt Disney was coming down the hallway.

  2. The character of Thumper (called Bobo in the first draft) does not appear in Felix Salten's original novel. He was added by Walt Disney to bring some much-needed comic relief to the script.

  3. In December 2018, a Missourian poacher was sentenced to one year in prison for illegally killing deer for trophies. As part of his penalty, he was required to watch this movie once a month.

  4. Some scenes of woodland creatures and the forest fire are unused footage from Pinocchio (1940).

  5. One key scene of the novel missing of the film is Bambi's realization that man is neither all powerful, nor immortal. It comes when the Prince of the Forest shows Bambi the corpse of a man shot by a fellow human.


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