Animation Cels of Bambi and Thumper On Ice
Bambi is a full length animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on August 13, 1942, by RKO Radio Pictures. Bambi is the fifth animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Studios, directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. In 2008 the American Film Institute rated Bambi the third best American animated feature film.
Bambi’s friends growing up are Thumper the rabbit, Flower the skunk, and Faline, who becomes Bambi’s mate when they reach adulthood. In one of the most beloved sequences in the film, Bambi and Thumper frolic on a frozen pond. Animation cels from that sequence are quite rare, and this one is a gorgeous example of the exuberance the two young animals.