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Bambi (1942)
Animation, Drama, Family

Bambi (1942)

The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  nature,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:canada,  snow,  forest
Period:winter,  1940s
Story:talking rabbit,  forest fire,  animal name in title,  anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  no narration,  opossum,  bambi,  riverbank,  fawn,  maturation,  unseen character,  audio flashback,  castle thunder,  studio logo segues into film,  dog attack,  frozen lake,  skunk,  log,  spring,  altered version of studio logo,  squirrel,  shyness,  disney,  owl,  growing up,  duck,  deer,  rainstorm,  ice skating,  butterfly,  thunderstorm,  gunshot wound,  frog,  blockbuster,  hunter,  prince,  2d animation,  loss of mother,  twin,  flower,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  rabbit,  fantasy sequence,  first of series,  animal,  bird,  death of mother,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  one word title,  death,  fight,  dog

The Fox And The Hound (1981)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family

The Fox And The Hound (1981)

When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become inspepearable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their "childhood." But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades bond is put the ultimate test.

Themes:hunting,  friendship
Locations:canada,  snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:animal name in title,  talking animal,  audio flashback,  castle thunder,  spring,  disney,  owl,  growing up,  butterfly,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  2d animation,  animal,  death of mother,  rain,  fire,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

Robin Hood (1973)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Robin Hood (1973)

An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:animal name in title,  anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  squirrel,  disney,  owl,  blockbuster,  prince,  2d animation,  rabbit,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  forest
Story:talking animal,  studio logo segues into film,  frozen lake,  altered version of studio logo,  disney,  owl,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  prince,  loss of mother,  lightning,  bird,  death of mother,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  dog,  fight

Alice In Wonderland (1951) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  no narration,  altered version of studio logo,  butterfly,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  twin,  flower,  rabbit,  animal,  bird,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  squirrel,  owl,  deer,  thunderstorm,  hunter,  prince,  2d animation,  lightning,  rabbit,  character name in title,  death

The Sword In The Stone (1963)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:talking animal,  squirrel,  disney,  owl,  deer,  frog,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  rabbit,  bird,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  dog

Open Season (2006)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Open Season (2006)

A happily domesticated grizzly bear named Boog, has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast-talking one-horned wild mule deer. They both end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and it's up to the duo to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  skunk,  squirrel,  duck,  deer,  hunter,  rabbit,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  dog

Balto (1995) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, History

Balto (1995)

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:animal name in title,  talking animal,  audio flashback,  frozen lake,  2d animation,  first of series,  lie,  rescue,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Lady And The Tramp (1955)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Lady And The Tramp (1955)

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law.

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Story:animal name in title,  maturation,  castle thunder,  dog attack,  disney,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

The Jungle Book (1967)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Musical

The Jungle Book (1967)

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  disney,  deer,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  animal,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  fight,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  forest
Story:log,  disney,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  prince,  2d animation,  animal,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  death,  dog

The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  disney,  duck,  frog,  blockbuster,  prince,  2d animation,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  fight,  dog

Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia 2000 (1999)

In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence featuring the composition, "The Firebird." (Read More)

Themes:nature
Locations:snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:forest fire,  anthropomorphic animal,  skunk,  spring,  disney,  duck,  deer,  ice skating,  butterfly,  frog,  lightning,  rabbit,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  dog,  death

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  butterfly,  frog,  blockbuster,  twin,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  rabbit,  animal,  bird,  lie,  fire,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  dog

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:friendship
Story:maturation,  skunk,  altered version of studio logo,  disney,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  rabbit,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  dog

The Aristocats (1970) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

The Aristocats (1970)

Retired madame Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys the good life in her Paris villa with even classier cat Duchess and three kittens: pianist Berlioz, painter Toulouse and sanctimonious Marie. When loyal butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he drugs and kidnaps them. However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Crafty stray cat Thomas O'Malley takes them under his wing back to Paris. Edgar tries to cover his tracks and catch them at return, but more animals turn on him, from the cart horse Frou-Frou to the tame mouse Roquefort and O'Malley's jazz friends. (Read More)

Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  disney,  thunderstorm,  frog,  2d animation,  bird,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  fight,  dog,  death

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)

Pooh, a bear of very little brain, and all his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood sing their way through adventures that encompass honey, bees, bouncing, balloons, Eeyore's birthday, floods, and Pooh sticks.

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:disney,  owl,  rainstorm,  ice skating,  butterfly,  rabbit,  first of series,  rescue,  rain,  mother son relationship,  character name in title

Pocahontas (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

Pocahontas (1995)

This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day? (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:forest
Story:disney,  owl,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  animal,  lie,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Ice Age (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Locations:snow
Story:talking animal,  squirrel,  ice skating,  blockbuster,  lightning,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  fight,  dog,  death

Dumbo (1941) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Animation, Drama, Family, Musical

Dumbo (1941)

The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, veteran of the circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous ears and dubbed "Dumbo". After being separated from his mother, Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts; it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential. (Read More)

Period:1940s
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  studio logo segues into film,  thunderstorm,  2d animation,  fantasy sequence,  animal,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

Story:animal name in title,  anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  disney,  thunderstorm,  2d animation,  rain,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  dog

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time ? (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:talking animal,  castle thunder,  frozen lake,  disney,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  lightning,  rescue,  based on novel,  dog,  fight

Ratatouille (2007)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ratatouille (2007)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  lightning,  animal,  death of mother,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  one word title,  death,  dog

The Rescuers (1977) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Rescuers (1977)

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ferocious pet alligators Brutus and Nero with the help of Ellie Mae and Evinrude the dragonfly, as well as survive the raging tides inside the horrible pirate's cave. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  audio flashback,  castle thunder,  disney,  owl,  deer,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  rabbit,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  dog

Aladdin (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  disney,  blockbuster,  prince,  2d animation,  bird,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel,  dog

10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:snow
Story:rainstorm,  hunter,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  bird,  death of mother,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death

Fantasia (1940)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia (1940)

Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Story:frozen lake,  spring,  disney,  ice skating,  butterfly,  thunderstorm,  flower,  lightning,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  nature,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:deer,  rainstorm,  hunter,  lightning,  bird,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  death,  fight

Hoodwinked (2005)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

Hoodwinked (2005)

The candy recipes of the goody shops have been stolen by the Goody Bandit, and many animals are out of business. While the police are chasing the criminal, there is a mess at Granny's house involving Little Red Hiding Hood, The Wolf, The Woodsman and Granny, disturbing the peace in the forest. They are all arrested by the impatient Chief Grizzly. Detective Nicky Flipper is in charge of the investigation, and each accused gives his/her own version of the incident. Flipper uses the information to disclose the identity of the evil Goody Bandit. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  skunk,  squirrel,  frog,  rabbit,  animal,  title spoken by character

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:castle thunder,  squirrel,  disney,  owl,  blockbuster,  prince,  2d animation,  flower,  rabbit,  fire,  father son relationship

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  thunderstorm,  frog,  2d animation,  self sacrifice,  first of series,  animal,  rain,  title spoken by character,  dog,  death

Dreamcatcher (2003) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  friendship
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:altered version of studio logo,  deer,  hunter,  self sacrifice,  rabbit,  animal,  death of mother,  lie,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  dog,  death

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Drama, Romance, War

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago, is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar, who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky, an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya. But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  forest
Period:winter,  1940s
Story:gunshot wound,  blockbuster,  loss of mother,  flower,  fantasy sequence,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:talking animal,  log,  altered version of studio logo,  blockbuster,  loss of mother,  flower,  self sacrifice,  death of mother,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  death

Pinocchio (1940)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Story:studio logo segues into film,  altered version of studio logo,  disney,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  lie,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Drama, Fantasy, War

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Locations:forest
Period:1940s
Story:thunderstorm,  frog,  prince,  loss of mother,  flower,  self sacrifice,  rabbit,  death of mother,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  death

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat are still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problems: They can't stand each other--and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers"-- Crash and Eddie, a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely family--in any "Age"-- as they embark on a mission across an ever-changing, increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Story:talking animal,  opossum,  log,  squirrel,  blockbuster,  animal,  bird,  rescue

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:forest
Story:deer,  rainstorm,  thunderstorm,  prince,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  death of mother,  rescue,  fire,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  death

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:rainstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  loss of mother,  flower,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  death of mother,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel,  death,  fight

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:studio logo segues into film,  altered version of studio logo,  owl,  deer,  frog,  flower,  fantasy sequence,  bird,  rescue,  character name in title,  death,  fight

Cinderella (2015)
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Cinderella (2015)

A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  betrayal
Locations:forest
Story:audio flashback,  disney,  prince,  death of mother,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Underground (1995)
Comedy, Drama, War

Underground (1995)

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Period:1940s
Story:deer,  flower,  animal,  bird,  death of mother,  lie,  rain,  fire,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  fight,  death

Horton Hears A Who! (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Horton Hears A Who! (2008)

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Story:talking animal,  flower,  rabbit,  fantasy sequence,  animal,  rescue,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  dog

The Princess And The Frog (2009) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Princess And The Frog (2009)

A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. (Read More)

Story:talking animal,  frog,  hunter,  prince,  based on novel,  dog,  death

The Land Before Time (1988)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family

The Land Before Time (1988)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  castle thunder,  loss of mother,  first of series,  death of mother,  mother son relationship,  fight

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

This is the story of a young witch, named Kiki who is now thirteen years old. But she is still a little green and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined. With her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side she's ready to take on the world, or at least the quaintly European seaside village she's chosen as her new home. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  rainstorm,  thunderstorm,  2d animation,  bird,  rescue,  character name in title,  dog

The Iron Giant (1999)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-fi

The Iron Giant (1999)

This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:audio flashback,  squirrel,  deer,  hunter,  2d animation,  self sacrifice,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  death

Watership Down (1978) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Thriller

Watership Down (1978)

Based upon Richard Adam's novel of the same title, this animated feature delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention. Frightening and bloody in some scenes. Not recommended for young children.

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  dog attack,  blockbuster,  rabbit,  bird,  based on novel,  fight,  dog,  death

Megamind (2010)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Megamind (2010)

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. (Read More)

Story:talking animal,  studio logo segues into film,  rainstorm,  thunderstorm,  lightning,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  fight

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