August 21, 1942, Bambi, the story of a young deer growing up in the forest was released. It was directed by James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, written by Felix Salten, Perce Pearce with the runtime of 70 minutes.
It was the first and one of the first features where the songs were not sung by any of the films characters. Each song was either sung off screen by a soloist or a choir.
“Man” was ranked the #20 villain on the American Film institutes of the 100 greatest heroes and villains. It’s also the only character not to appear on screen.
Tyrus Wong, a Chinese animator whose sketches used a soft background inspired the look of the film.
There are approximately only 1,000 words throughout the entire film. Some scenes of the woodland creatures and forest fires are unused footage from Pinocchio (1940).
I also love the movie so much that I named my first dog Bambi, he unfortunately passed away BUT I have a lot of great memories when I watch the movie!
Happy Anniversary Bambi!