Characters: bambi, Bambi's mother, Thumper, Flower,
friend Owl, Faline, The great prince of the forest (father
Production: Walt Disney Studios
Direction: David Hand, James Algar, Bill Roberts,
Norman Wright, Sam Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Graham
Release date: 1942
Genre: Animation movie Adventure / Natura
Duration: 70 minutes
Recommended age: Film per tutti
Bambi is considered by many to be one of the greatest masterpieces
of Walt Disney production. The movie was released in cinemas
in 1942, but its production began as early as 1936, during
the processing of Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs . The movie is inspired
by the book "Bambi, a life in the forest"
written by Felix Salten in 1923, but Walt Disney and the animation
team, wanted to break away from the story, to give greater
prominence to the description of nature and animals. The movie
begins with a wonderful overview of the forest, with realistic
and suggestive images that lead us to the discovery of the
animals of the forest. These are faithfully characterized,
based on the study of their behavior in nature. So the owl
will fall asleep at the first light of dawn, while the squirrels
wake up, along with other creatures.
All the animals are in turmoil, after receiving
good news from the birds chirping and so they head to the
deer's shelter, which gave birth to a cub named Bambi. The
Thumper bunny, named for his frenetic way of beating his
paw, is the most curious of all and wants to immediately get
to know the little fawn, who still can not stand on his legs.
Despite its fragility Bambi is curious about the world around
him and observes all the strange animals, who greet him as
he goes by "good morning prince!". The Thumper
bunny, guides him to the knowledge of nature, teaching him
the names of plants and animals and invites him to jump the
trunks of trees as he does. But Bambi is still weak and has
many difficulties in moving her long, thin legs. While he
enjoys smelling the flowers he meets a skunk, which he confuses
with a flower and from that moment, he will be called just
by that name.
sheltered from her shelter with her mother, looks amazed and
enchanted by the drops of spring rain that fall between the
leaves, while they draw surprising paths. After the rain,
mother fawn goes along with Bambi, in the prairie and warns
him of the dangers that may creep in this place. Where I have
carefully inspected the place, mother fawn from the go-ahead
to Bambi so she can have fun and run free in the vast prairie.
While he is reflected in the lake, in addition to his image,
Bambi also sees that of the young fawn Occhidolci, who is
following him to make his acquaintance. Bambi is intimidated
and takes refuge from her mother, but Occhidolci is much more
resourceful than he is and eventually manages to know him.
Meanwhile, around them come other adult deer, who run and
fight vigorously among themselves. Bambi is intrigued by their
movements and tries to imitate them. Suddenly all stop because
they perceive the arrival of their leader, the prince of deer
that all fear and respect. He has an eye towards Bambi, who
looks with admiration. Meanwhile, sounds are heard in the
distance and the prince of deer warns all animals of the presence
of their most serious threat: man. So while all the animals
escape into their shelters, Bambi is protected by his mother
and the prince of the deer, who take him to a safe place.
passes and winter arrives, so along with the leaves of the
forest, food begins to run low. Bambi sees the snow for the
first time and enjoys jumping and playing in the white cloak
with her friend Thumper. The bunny invites him to skate with
him in the frozen lake, but despite the initial enthusiasm,
Bambi removes the awkward falls, not yet strong on the legs.
One day while little Bambi and his mother, they notice the
sprouting of the first blades of grass in the snow, they hear
shots in the distance. The fawn screams desperately to the
puppy to run, without looking back. Bambi manages to save
herself in the shelter, but she can not find her mother anymore.
He calls her in the snow that begins to fall
ever more dense, but in its place finds the prince of deer,
who firmly tells him the death of his mother by hunters.
Meanwhile in the forest time passes and with
it the alternation of the seasons. With the arrival of spring
all the animals of the forest are happy and the birds sing
happily. The old owl can take no more than that noise and
even hears its tree shake. In reality it is Bambi who used
the trunk of the tree to rub his horns; now he has grown up
and the old owl has difficulty recognizing him. With him also
come the Thumper bunny and the Flower polecat, they too have
changed dramatically since the last meeting, but everyone
wonders why the animals are so happy. So the wise owl explains
to them that in spring everyone is rincitrullono because of
The three animals are convinced that over them,
this strange spell will have no effect, but one after the
other Flower and Thumper fall enchanted, at the feet of a
female of their species. Bambi meets Occhidolci again and
despite his initial shyness, one of his kisses has the power
to send him into ecstasy. To break the idyll we think of a
rival deer, who confronts Bambi with its mighty horns. In
seeing Occhidolci in danger, Bambi is full of anger and faces
the deer with vemenza, fighting with his little horns.
After a hard fight, Bambi manages to get the better of her
rival and with the young fawn, she can run and sing sweet
But the smoke of a bivouac in the distance reveals
the presence of man and the prince of deer warns Bambi. While
the animals escape terrified, Bambi must defend Occhidolci,
from a pack of dogs that tries to bite her. Meanwhile, a fire
broke out from the men's camp, which soon enveloped the whole
forest, sowing death and destruction.
Bambi is petrified, but his father orders him to get up and
react to follow him to a safe place, away from the flames.
Spring returns and all the animals are in ferment
for new news, which leads them to the shelter of Occhidolci.
The fawn gave birth to two puppies and Bambi, together with
the prince of the forest, watches them in the distance.
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