Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

1st April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

Is twitterpated a word? Sure. But was it a word before Bambi? No. Twitterpated seems to have entered the English language through Disney, and as such an exact definition doesn’t really exist (though they are all along the lines of the way Friend Owl describes it). It sounds like gibberish, and maybe that’s all it […] Read More

Bambi and Hunting

31st March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Bambi and Hunting

Bambi has a pretty clear anti-hunting message. Decades after the original release, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, it kind of seems like a lot of other “save nature” films that we get these days. At the time, though, sportsmen were upset. The film doesn’t have a single account of natural predators, […] Read More

Bambi II

30th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Bambi II

Bambi II was released 64 years after the original was released. Like most Disney sequels, it was produced by DisneyToon studios, not the main Disney Animation Studios. Unlike most Disney sequels, however, it had a theatrical release in some countries, though not in the United States. While I’m not really a fan of any of […] Read More

Time and Place of Bambi

29th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Bambi

Felix Salten was from Austria, thus it would make sense to say that his book takes place in Austria. Disney made one change that makes a lot of difference in placing the setting of the film, however. In the book, Bambi is a roe deer, which is native to Europe. Since Roe deer don’t live […] Read More

Source Material of Bambi

28th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Bambi

Bambi is based off a book by Felix Salten called Bambi: A Life in the Woods. Since Salten was Austrian, the book was originally written in German and was translated into English a short time later. It was hugely popular, both in Austria and America (where it became book of the month). MGM studios originally […] Read More

Bambi’s Significance

25th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Bambi’s Significance

Bambi isn’t historically notable for very much. The film received three Academy Award nominations (Best Song, Best Sound, and Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture). It wasn’t a financial success initially. One thing of note is that it was the first Disney film where none of the songs were sung by the characters […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Bambi

24th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Bambi

Most of the characters have names which explain them pretty well. For example, Thumper is named so because he thumps his foot. Flower receives his name by Bambi when the deer is learning to talk. And Friend Owl, well, he’s both a friend and an owl (his name cracks me up every time—I feel like […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Bambi

23rd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Bambi

1. Saying “bird” is enough to graduate you from mute to talking status. 2. The phrase “It happened!” is synonymous with “A baby was born!” 3. You can’t fall in love until someone explains what “twitterpated” is. But once someone does, you have about five minutes before you run in to a female and are […] Read More

My Take on Bambi

22nd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Bambi

Character I identify with: Flower – I’m bashful, quiet, and feel like hibernating all winter. Element I wish would have been elaborated: The effects of the death of Bambi’s mother. I know that it’s a children’s movie, but she’s all but forgotten from the movie about one minute after she dies. Views on the villain: […] Read More

Review of Bambi

21st March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Review of Bambi

Growing up, Bambi was the one Disney film that I simply didn’t like at all. It had too few words and actions. And the songs were all serious and somber. I returned now as an adult with both trepidation and excitement. I suspected that at the very least, I would be able to appreciate the […] Read More