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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:20 pm 
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and not only in that scene but in all the movie.

You can actually tell by just hearing the music if its a happy or sad scene


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Well they play the music all out of the movie. But when it cuts out... man does it make a huge impact. It makes the scene more erie and it makes you pay attention more.

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Although it looks like I'm a little late to the party, I thought I'd jump in here.

Although I had seen Bambi once or twice as a kid, I never thought much of it. Fast forward to a couple of years ago. I had just graduated from college but had to move back in with my parents because I was so deep in debt. For some reason I had become somewhat interested in animation for no apparent reason at that time. I threw in the copy of the Bambi VHS that we had not expecting much, but ended up being completely floored. This movie is brilliant on so many levels. The drawing and animation convey so much emotion so well, the backgrounds are just absolutely beautiful, and the soundtrack is so fitting with the themes of light and dark, it's amazing. I think the kicker was my love for nature. Needless to say, after that I have considered Bambi to be one of my two favorite movies that stands head and shoulders above all others (the other is Stanley Kubricks 2001 in case you are curious, another film with a great score).

I have watched this movie many times since that viewing and always feel awestruck from it. I could write a book on all the amazing things in this movie that people don't seem to notice - but I will stop here. The 'commentary' that they made from the production meetings on the platinum dvd do a pretty good job at conveying how much thought and love went into this picture. I think there is also a book about this movie and its production that came out a long time ago. I've been looking for a copy online but have not been able to find one. Also of note are the strange things that happened during the making of this movie, and after it. I've been kind of trying to find out more about Frank Churchill, who composed the music of this film alongside Edward Plumb, but I can't find anything. If anyone knows of a website or something with more details about this movie please let me know about it here. Thanks.

And also, those screen shots have me intrigued about the sequel. Having said that though, my expectations for that movie are very, very low.

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Well it looks like we got ourselves another person on this site who has Bambi fever. That's a good thing.

So let me be the first to say welcome to the UD Forum SevenNine, you've come to the right place to find out about Bambi. We already have 3 people including me who are die hard Bambi fans. Isidour, BambiFan56 (who just recently joined) and me. Once again welcome.

Now to answer your questions... there is a book that the movie is based on it's called Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. There is also a sequel to that book called Bambi's Children that were written more than 80 years ago. Now you can easily find a copy of Bambi: A Life in the Woods on Amazon but finding the sequel is a little tricky. Oh and did I mention it's pretty easy to read, if you read at a college level it shouldn't take you more than 8 hours to complete it. You'll find that it's darker than the movie, more violence. You will also discover that originally there are more characters Bambi meets then what you saw in the movie. It's a really good book.

And about Frank Churchill, you should try a Google search because I don't know any sites about him.

Well I hope to see you posting some more and once again welcome. :eye:

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Frank Churchill committed suicide in 1942 prior to Bambi's release. Very sad that such a talented man felt the need to take his own life. I don't know of any websites, you may find a small dedication here or there, but, nothing too large.

BTW, welcome to the forum, there are a few of us diehard fans on here so any Bambi type pictures, vids or comments are welcome :D.


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Welcome to the forum SevenNine! n_n

As you may have read, Zoltack, Bambifan56 and I are die-hard Bambi fans as well.

If you like football or play it, Bambifan56 is not only a fan but also plays it so you can not even talk about the season and the play-off but also share tactics and all.

Zoltack have lots of images of Bambi and Bambi 2, so if you need any he could help and share images.
By the way, not al hunters are bad, as you may discover soon :wink:

If you need any help for a training routine for the gym, for make mass or just brn fat I can help, I also have some images of Bambi

well, I welcome you again and I hope to read you again soon n_n


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:32 am 
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Sorry to bring this back up, but with the sequel so close to release (and after such a long wait) I decided to watch the original. From watching it, I have come to one conclusion, everytime I watch it, it becomes more and more beautiful to me. For those die-hard Bambi fan's out there, you will realize with me. I have also come to the conclusion that the music is what really makes the picture come together, the ending chorus of "Love is a song" in which Bambi takes his place atop the hill always leaves me with this great feeling of hope. Maybe, it is that in my own life I have had struggles (everyone has), and it is just that great message of hope. I would even compare it to the eye-tearing last scene of the Shawshank Redemption (That is my other favorite film of all time). Both endings convey such a wonderful message of hope and how no matter what happens things seem to work out, and whatever happens we have to make the best of it all. It is even more powerful to me than the scene where Bambi and the great prince stare back in the snow after his mother is shot (I don't know about you, but I get a low empty feeling in the pit of my stomach everytime I see that, but it has no comparison to the ending episode).

Well sorry to keep bringing this up or sound so sappy :D lol, just had to say something

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Yeah you know what I'm going to do when I get Bambi II. First, I'm going to watch the first one up until his mother dies. Then I'm going to stop that then pop in the mid-quel watch the whole thing and then I'll watch the rest of the original. I mean that's how it's suppose to work right? :D

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Shawshank Redemption (That is my other favorite film of all time).

Hey that's my favorite prison movie too. It's kind of gross how he escaped though but I guess that's how he earned his freedom. ;)

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I suppose
It seems a nice idea to do it, but for me it`s going to be weird to hear bambi and all the character with 2 different voices :P

I never saw that movie, is it good?


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It seems a nice idea to do it, but for me it`s going to be weird to hear bambi and all the character with 2 different voices :P

:lol: I know what you mean. After watching all those clips from the sequel I go and watch the original it's weird. Like you can deffenetly tell the difference between the animation and what not. But that's what makes the original so great.

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Well, I'm going to add something else to the post.

Bambi for me is by far not one of my favorites. Not because I think the movie is bad but because it moves so slowly and there's no real plot here that is difficult for me to hold attention.

But now it grows on me after each viewing. However this still is a movie that in order for me to watch it has to be late at night (11:00pm till 3:00am).


As for my favorite scene will be "A Little Spring Shower" ; I just love rainy scenes. 8)

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Bambi 2 fits neatly in between the end of Chapter 16 and the beginning of Chapter 17 as the chapters are divided on the recent DVD release of the original Bambi.


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I recently got this off ebay for a steal, but, while I'm waiting for it to come it, is it good? I bought one that didn't have the flip book, am I missing much? Thanks

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What kind of item is it? Can you link to the auction?

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Oh, you mean this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Walt-Disneys-Bambi- ... dZViewItem

I haven't heard much about it. Is it some kind of forerunner to those "The Art of insert film here" books?


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Thats the one, only the one that I won didn't include the flipbook.

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I don't think so, it's authored by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson (The animators of Bambi and Thumper) and from what I've heard its really quite interesting to read.

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The "Art of..." books are nice, but seem basically like "promotion" pieces for the titles in question. The Bambi book by Johnston and Thomas, however, is in a class above that, I'd say. A fan of Bambi should be happy to have it - it's not all that easy to find nowadays. The flip book gives a good impression of how animation works as a sequence of drawings, but the big book is still worthwhile without it, of course - but maybe not quite complete...?


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How thick is the flip book, could you describe it a little for me :D Thanks..

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The flip book is about 100 pages, 1 cm (2/5 of an inch) thick, in a format of about 13 x 17 cm (5 x 7 inches), same basic cover design as the dust jacket of the big book - "published as a companion volume to Walt Disney's Bambi: The story and the film". The pages of the flip book are filled with four sequences of animation: Bambi by Ollie Johnston, Thumper by Frank Thomas, Friend Owl by Eric Larson and "old" Bambi by Milt Kahl. Flipped at the right speed that makes about two seconds (or four?) of each animated sequence.

The big book is evenly divided in two parts: The story and the film. Everything illustrated with beautiful artwork.


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Thanks..I'll keep a look out for the flipbook :S But, from what i've heard the book is terrific and well worth the buy.

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