Disney Animation Feature Film Bambi is released. 1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, 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 in the US by on August 21st, 1942, and is the fifth Disney animated feature film.
The main characters are Bambi, a mule deer and his parents the Great Prince of the forest and his unnamed mother. His friends Thumper, a pink-nosed rabbit, Flower the 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.
Extra Note: In January 2020, it was announced that a live action styled adaptation was in development.
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