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The Academy Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Walt Disney’s ‘Bambi’

May 15 event hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin will feature a panel discussion with voice actors Donnie Dunagan and Peter Behn, animator Andreas Deja and production designer Paul Felix.

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of the Oscar-nominated animated feature Bambi in honor of the film's 75th anniversary on Monday, May 15 at 7:30p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature a panel discussion with voice actors Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), animator Andreas Deja and production designer Paul Felix. The evening will also include a tribute to Bambi artist Tyrus Wong, the background painter who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

Bambi was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl -- and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.

Beloved by generations, Bambi holds the number-three spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10” list honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The film also earned three Oscar nominations for Music – Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Music – Song, and Sound Recording.

75th Anniversary of Bambi (1942)
May 15 -- 7:30PM PT

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tickets are free to Academy members/$3.00 - $5.00 to the general public, and can be reserved here.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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