Trivia: Some scenes of the woodland creatures and forest fire were actually unused footage from the 1940 Disney movie "Pinocchio."

Trivia: When the wildlife of the forest celebrate the start of a new spring season at the start of the film, a bird feeds her three baby birds a small group of berries that resembles a "Hidden Mickey."

Trivia: There are only 1000 words of dialogue in the entire film.

Trivia: Reportedly, the number of deer that were hunted in the US fell by nearly 50% for several years after the film's release. This has sometimes been attributed to the film anthropomorphizing deer and making them more relatable. The film is also known for helping coin the term "The Bambi Effect," in which people are somewhat less likely to hunt or kill animals that are as cute.


Trivia: The voice actor for young Bambi, Donnie Dunagan, actually grew up as a Marine and even reached the rank of General. He stated in an interview that he had to hide the fact that he was the voice of Bambi while in the Marines to keep any respect, and did so until about 2 months before retirement.

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Trivia: The first full-length Disney animated feature film to have no human characters shown on screen.

Trivia: This was the last Disney animated film for eight years. This was because many of the animators were in the military during the Second World War.

Continuity mistake: When Bambi falls in love with Faline (both of them are grown up), her eyes are blue. In the next few scenes, her eyes are brown, then they turn back into blue once Bambi and Faline's twins are born.

More mistakes in Bambi

Young Bambi: What happened, Mother? Why did we all run?
Bambi's Mother: Man was in the forest.

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Question: Why wouldn't Bambi's mother tell him that the Great Prince of the Forest is also his father?

Answer: Probably so he would not think he is superior to the other fawns and try to lord over them. She would have told him about his father when he was older. This is also a literary plot device by setting up a dramatic reveal at a crucial time (right after Bambi's mother is killed) that Bambi learns his father is the Great Prince. This has a greater emotional punch.


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