LENGTH: 69 minutes
ORIGINAL FILM RELEASE DATE: August 13, 1942
VIDEO RELEASE DATE: 1988
DIRECTED BY: Dave Hand
PRODUCED BY: Walt Disney
WRITING CREDITS: Felix Salten (novel), Vernon Stallings (as George Stallings), Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch I, Raplh White, Perce Pearce, and Larry Morey
MUSIC: Frank Churchill and Edward H. Plumb
SONGS: Frank Churchill and Larry Morey
ACADEMY AWARDS: Nominations for Musical Score, Best Song (Love Is A Song), and Sound.
NOTES: Some scenes of woodland creatures and the forest fire are unused footage from Pinocchio (1940).
The world premiere of this film was in the tiny Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine, USA. Maurice Day, an animator with Disney, brought Felix Salten's book to the attention of Walt Disney, and when Walt decided to make the movie he thanked Maurice by holding the premier in Maurice's home town.
GOOFS: Continuity Error: One baby racoon disappars momentarily as it comes out of the water after the fire, instantaneously appearing elsewhere.
Continuity Error: In the scene where the animals gather around to see new-born Bambi, the spots on Bambi's coat disappear for a moment.
Factual Error: Bambi's
father would not have antlers in the summer, nor would Bambi have any in
April Shower (mp3)
Love is a Song (mp3)
Little Spring Song (mp3)