Walt Disney's fifth animated feature, first released in 1942, is notable for so many reasons.
First, "Bambi" showed an evolution in Disney animation because the studio created an on-site zoo so artists could study animals and draw more realistic characters.
Secondly, the movie's themes of nature conservation helped raised awareness of fire prevention (and ultimately led to the creation of Smokey the Bear), while the heartbreaking death of Bambi's mother spurred public interest in animal rights issues.
Finally, "Bambi" is simply a beautiful story with distinctly "Disney" characters and hand-drawn animation that rivals anything created by computers today. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff
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