What is the name of the Disney cartoon about the adventures of a young deer?
"Bambi" is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" by Austrian author and hunter Felix Salten.
The main characters are Bambi, a white-tailed deer; his parents (the Great Prince of the forest and his unnamed mother); his friends Thumper (a pink-nosed rabbit); and Flower (a skunk); and his childhood friend and future mate, Faline.
The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Sound (Sam Slyfield), Best Song (for "Love Is a Song" sung by Donald Novis) and Original Music Score.
At the time of the film's release, "Bambi" received mixed reviews from the critics, mainly because of the lack of fantasy elements in the film and objection towards a dramatic story of animals and their struggle to survive in the woods and avoid the threat of humans. Hunters spoke out against the movie, and in a 1942 edition of the magazine Outdoor Life, editor Raymond Brown wrote that the film was "... the worst insult ever offered in any form to American sportsmen."
Today, however, "Bambi" is viewed as one of the greatest animated films ever made.