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Still shot from the movie: Bambi.


Based on a novel by Felix Salten, the story follows the life of Bambi, the Prince of the Forest, beginning with his regal arrival to a soft-eyed doe. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 70
Theater Release: 08 Sep 1942
Video Release: 01 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why do you think audiences tend to feel sympathy for characters who are parentless? How many children’s movies can you name that feature orphans?

Although Bambi discovers he has a father, that figure remains distant, especially through out the first half of the film. How does that depiction add to our sense of Bambi’s vulnerability?

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