ABC'S "THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY" PRESENTS THE LEGENDARY FAMILY FILM, "BAMBI," AS A NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE, SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Classic Will Air for the First Time in High Definition Television With 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
Rediscover your inner child and bask in the innocence of an earlier age when the ABC Television Network airs everyone's favorite childhood film, "Bambi," on SATURDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The animated Walt Disney Pictures classic, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music & Original Song for "Love Is a Song," will make its network television debut in High Definition Television with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound as a presentation of ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney."
Released in 1942, "Bambi" is a heart-tugging parable about the cycles of life as reflected in the story of a young deer's growth. Along his various tail-spinning adventures, Bambi manages to befriend a number of forest animals, as well as learn the ways of survival in the forest and important life lessons about kindness and courage. This favorite among Disney animated classics has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years.
Starring are John Sutherland as Bambi's adult voice, Hardie Albright ("Angels on my shoulder," "The Loves of Edgar Allen Poe") & Donnie Dunagan ("Meet the Chump," "Vigil in the Night") as Bambi's adolescent voice, Stan Alexander as Flower's young voice, Tim Davis ("Gentleman," "Savage Beach") as Thumper's adult voice & Flower's adolescents voice, Sam Edwards (TV's "Dragnet 1966" and "Little House on the Prairie") as Thumper's voice, Peter Behn as Thumper's young voice, Sterling Holloway ("The Aristocats," "The Jungle Book") as Flower's adult voice, Thelma Boardman as Mrs. Quail's voice, Paula Winslowe (TV's "Our Miss Brooks") as Bambi's Mother's voice, Will Wright ("Cape fear," "Johnny Tremain") as friend owl's voice and Donald Novis ("Mr. Universe," "Sweethearts of the U.S.A.") as the singer for "Love is a Song."
"Bambi" was directed by David Hand ("Mickey Mouse Disco," "Magician Mickey"). Writing credits for the novel are given to Felix Salten (TV's "The Shaggy Dog," "Yunost Bambi, aka the novel of Bambi's youth") and writing credits for the story are given to Larry Morey. From Walt Disney Pictures. Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures Inc., & Buena Vista Pictures.
A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.