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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,  one word title,  based on novel,  dog,  fight,  death

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:hunter,  animal name in title,  talking animal,  audio flashback,  castle thunder,  spring,  disney,  owl,  growing up,  butterfly,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  animal,  death of mother,  rain,  fire,  dog,  mother son relationship,  death

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

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
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,  rabbit,  talking animal,  no narration,  altered version of studio logo,  butterfly,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  twin,  flower,  animal,  bird,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
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:prince,  talking animal,  studio logo segues into film,  frozen lake,  altered version of studio logo,  disney,  owl,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  loss of mother,  lightning,  bird,  death of mother,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  dog

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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. This is why Open Season (2006) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

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

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

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
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,  disney,  owl,  deer,  thunderstorm,  hunter,  prince,  2d animation,  lightning,  rabbit,  lie,  character name in title,  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:rabbit,  anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  butterfly,  frog,  blockbuster,  twin,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  animal,  bird,  lie,  fire,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  dog

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. This is why The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

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

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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:hunter,  rainstorm,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  bird,  death of mother,  lie,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  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

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

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The Aristocats (1970)
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,  animal,  bird,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  dog,  fight,  death

The Little Mermaid (1989)
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. This is why The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

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

Beauty And The Beast (1991) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
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:prince,  log,  disney,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  2d animation,  animal,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  dog,  fight,  death

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Balto (1995)
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,  dog,  character name in title,  one word title

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

The Rescuers (1977)
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,  rescue,  talking animal,  audio flashback,  castle thunder,  disney,  owl,  deer,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  rabbit,  lie,  rain,  dog

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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,  fight,  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,  death,  fight

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  dog

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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,  dog,  character name in title

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 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. This is why The Jungle Book (1967) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

Story:talking animal,  castle thunder,  disney,  deer,  blockbuster,  2d animation,  animal,  rain,  fire,  based on novel

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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)
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,  death,  dog

Sleeping Beauty (1959) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
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,  spring,  squirrel,  disney,  owl,  blockbuster,  prince,  2d animation,  flower,  rabbit,  fire,  father son relationship,  fight

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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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in 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. This is why Ice Age (2002) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

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

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

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The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
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:rescue,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  hunter,  loss of mother,  flower,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  death of mother,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  one word title,  death,  fight

Watership Down (1978)
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,  dog,  death,  fight

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  altered version of studio logo,  ice skating,  blockbuster,  death of mother,  lie,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  fight

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:altered version of studio logo,  blockbuster,  loss of mother,  self sacrifice,  death of mother,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  dog,  death,  fight

101 Dalmatians (1996) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace. (Read More)

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

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Babe (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:animal name in title,  talking animal,  duck,  blockbuster,  loss of mother,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel,  dog

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Western

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Story:forest fire,  animal name in title,  gunshot wound,  animal,  fire,  character name in title,  fight

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Cody, a boy from Mugwomp Flats responds to a distress call about a trapped giant Golden Eagle called Marahute. Freeing her, he gains a close friendship with the bird. However, Cody is soon abducted by the murderous poacher, Percival McLeach, who is after that bird which is of a highly endangered species and therefore an extremely profitable quarry. In a panic, a mouse Cody freed from one of McLeach's traps sends a desperate call for help to the Rescue Aid Society in New York City who assigns their top agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, to the task. With transportation provided by the goofy albatross, Wilbur, the agents arrive in Australia and link up with the RAS' local field operative, Jake the Kangaroo Rat. Together, the trio must race against time to find Cody, stop McLeach, and save Marahute. This is why The Rescuers Down Under (1990) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  log,  disney,  2d animation,  bird,  rescue

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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

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge.

Story:anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  frog,  rabbit,  fantasy sequence,  animal,  bird,  rescue,  dog

Dumbo (1941)
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

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The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  friendship
Story:deer,  blockbuster,  hunter,  rescue,  fire,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death

Mononoke-hime (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. This is why Mononoke-hime (1997) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942). (Read More)

Themes:nature
Locations:forest
Story:deer,  blockbuster,  hunter,  prince,  animal,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

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

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Paddington (2014)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Paddington (2014)

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. (Read More)

Story:animal name in title,  anthropomorphic animal,  talking animal,  rain,  fire,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title

Ben-hur (2016) is one of the best movies like Bambi (1942)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:snow
Story:rainstorm,  prince,  self sacrifice,  lightning,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog,  death

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

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