Disney’s Bambi added to the National Film Registry
Every year, the National Film Registry chooses 25 films that the org deems “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant and adds it to the registry. And for this year, Walt Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 important titles to be chosen by the NPR.
According to the NFR, ‘Bambi’ is a favorite of Walt Disney himself:
“One of Walt Disney’s timeless classics (and his own personal favorite), this animated coming-of-age tale of a wide-eyed deer’s life in the forest has enchanted generations since its debut nearly 70 years ago. Filled with iconic characters and moments, the film is filled with beautiful images, the result of extensive nature studies by Disney’s animators. Its realistic characters merged human and animal qualities in the time-honored tradition of folklore and fable, enhancing the movie’s resonating, emotional power. Treasured as one of film’s most heart-rending stories of parental love, Bambi also has come to be recognized for its eloquent message of nature conservation.”