Looking at the poster for Bambi, first I am surprised that Bambi was a book first. Second, I am surprised Bambi is a male deer and not a hot chick.
I have never read the book... in fact I don't think I ever SAW the book. Other Disney flicks like Cinderella and Snow White are often read by kids and adapted by different cheapo companies with low budget DVDs and such.
I am sure there is a reason for that, but I don't want to bother looking it up.
Bambi is a change of pace from Dumbo.
Dumbo is fast paced. This film floats along slowly with long interludes of beautiful music and great animation.
One of the reasons I think the pace seems so slow is that the famous "Bambi's mom gets shot scene" isn't until about 45 minutes in.
Oh yeah... spoiler alert.
I've seen this movie a bunch of times, but as I watched it tonight I kept thinking "when is she gonna be dinner"?
After she finally croaks Bambi has a quick chat with dad and then BAM, he grows up.
Bambi's dad is a stern mysterious character. He should have had a mustache.
There are a few moments after that that really stand out from an animation stand point.
Particularly the fight Bambi has as with the other deer suitor. I mean the other deer that had the hots for his dame. Not some guy who fits deer for a suit and tie.
Another great scene is the fire. Breathtaking.
They made a sequel a few years ago called Bambi 2. I know the direct to DVD sequels Disney makes are often derided, but Bambi 2 feels really necessary. I really want to see what happens in the middle of this film and THAT is when Bambi 2 takes place. Plus Patrick Stewart plays his dad.
In fact, I am watching it now! Bye!
Oh yeah, I give Bambi two hooves up. Fantastic flick.