Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Presented by Walt Disney. Supervising Director David D. Hand. Story Direction Perce Pearce. Story Adaptation Larry Morey. Based on the novel “Bambi: A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten.
Voice Cast: Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis, Thelma Hubbard, Sterling Holloway, Will Wright, Marion Darlington.
Hosted by Leonard Maltin. With special guests Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), Andreas Deja (Disney Legend, Animator) and Paul Felix (Production Designer at Walt Disney Animation Studios), and a tribute to Bambi artist Tyrus Wong.
This special presentation of Bambi celebrated the classic Walt Disney film’s 75th anniversary.
Bambi, the fawn who loses his mother to a hunter’s bullet but ultimately matures into a leader, and his forest friends, Thumper and Flower, are among the most memorable characters in animation history. The Disney Studio spent five years in production on Bambi and used the multiplane camera to give the film its depth of images. The film earned three Academy Award nominations: Music – Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb), Music – Song, “Love Is A Song,” (Music by Churchill; Lyrics by Larry Morey) and Sound Recording (Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, Sam Slyfield, sound director).