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Bambi

Bambi is a 1942 American animated film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942, is the fifth Disney animated feature film; the main characters are a mule deer. For the movie, Disney took the liberty of changing Bambi's species into a mule deer from his original species of roe deer, since roe deer are not native to North America, the mule deer is more widespread in the United States; the film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Song and Original Music Score. In June 2008, the American Film Institute presented a list of its "10 Top 10"—the best ten films in each of ten classic American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Bambi placed third in animation. In December 2011, the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In January 2020, it was announced. A doe gives birth to a fawn named Bambi, who will one day take over the position of Great Prince of the Forest, a title held by Bambi's father, who guards the woodland creatures against the dangers of hunters.

The fawn is befriended by an eager, energetic rabbit named Thumper, who helps to teach him to walk and speak. Bambi grows up attached to his mother, with whom he spends most of his time, he soon makes other friends, including a young skunk named a female fawn named Faline. Curious and inquisitive, Bambi asks about the world around him and is cautioned about the dangers of life as a forest creature by his loving mother. One day out in a meadow, Bambi sees The Great Prince but does not realize that he is his father; as the Great Prince wanders uphill, he discovers the human hunter named "Man" by all the animals is coming and rushes down to the meadow to get everyone to safety. Bambi is separated from his mother during that time but is escorted to her by the Great Prince as the three of them make it back in the forest just as Man fires his gun. During Bambi's first winter, he and Thumper play in the snow. One day his mother takes him along to find food; as they escape his mother is shot and killed by the hunter, leaving the little fawn mournful and alone.

Taking pity on his abandoned son, the Great Prince leads Bambi home as he reveals to him that he is his father. Next year, Bambi has matured into a young stag, his childhood friends have entered young adulthood as well, they are warned of "twitterpation" by Friend Owl and that they will fall in love, although the trio view the concept of romance with scorn. However and Flower soon encounter their beautiful romantic counterparts and abandon their former thoughts on love. Bambi himself encounters Faline as a beautiful doe. However, their courtship is interrupted and challenged by a belligerent older stag named Ronno, who attempts to force Faline away from Bambi. Bambi manages to defeat Ronno in battle and earn the rights to the doe's affections. Bambi is awakened afterward by the smell of smoke. Bambi is warned by his father; the two flee to safety, although Bambi is separated from Faline in the turmoil and searches for her along the way. He soon finds her cornered by Man's vicious hunting dogs. Meanwhile, at the "Man's" camp, their campfire spreads into the forest, resulting in a wildfire from which the forest residents flee in fear.

Bambi, his father and the forest animals manage to reach shelter on a riverbank. The following spring, Faline gives birth to twins under Bambi's watchful eye as the new Great Prince of the Forest. Bambi, the film's title character and protagonist: Bobby Stewart as Baby Bambi Donnie Dunagan as Young Bambi Hardie Albright as Adolescent Bambi John Sutherland as Young Adult Bambi Thumper, a rabbit friend of Bambi's: Peter Behn as Young Thumper Tim Davis as Adolescent Thumper Sam Edwards as Young Adult Thumper Paula Winslowe as Bambi's Mother and the Pheasant Flower, a striped skunk and another friend of Bambi's: Stan Alexander as Young Flower Tim Davis as Adolescent Flower Sterling Holloway as Young Adult Flower Will Wright as Friend Owl Faline, a female deer whom Bambi falls in love with: Cammie King as Young Faline Ann Gillis as Young Adult Faline Fred Shields as Great Prince of the Forest Margaret Lee as Mrs. Rabbit Mary Lansing as Aunt Ena and Mrs. Possum Perce Pearce as Mr. Mole Thelma Boardman as Girl Bunny, Quail Mother, Female Pheasant ^ Sources differ on whether Sutherland voiced Young Adult Bambi.

In 1933, Sidney Franklin, a producer and director at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, purchased the film rights to Felix Salten's novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods, intending to adapt it as a live-action film. After years of experimentation, he decided that it would be too difficult to make such a film and he sold the film rights to Walt Disney in April 1937. Disney began work on crafting an animated adaptation intending it to be the company's second feature-length animated film and their first to be based on a specific, recent work. However, the original novel was written for an adult audience, was considered too "grim" and "somber" for a regular light-hearted Disney film; the artists discovered that it would be challenging to animate

White Oaks Secondary School

White Oaks Secondary School is a secondary school located in Oakville, Canada. The school has south campuses, across the road from each other; the north campus was known as General Wolfe High School, used to be attended by students who had different levels and types of learning capabilities than those of the south campus. The school now acts as a whole, students can take classes at North or South campus - the old division between the schools is gone; the north campus offers hands-on technical programs such as hairdressing, child care and carpentry, as well as classes for students with a wide range of disabilities, English Language Learner programs, is the location for recognized Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs and the Ford Academy of Manufacturing Sciences. White Oaks offers French at the immersion level, offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. In the Fraser Institute's report on Ontario schools for the 2012-2013 year, the school was ranked 39 out of 740 secondary schools with an overall rating of 8.3/10.

The Film Production and IB Film Studies program at the school is an advanced program with both Mac and PC labs. Lead by teacher turned Hollywood film producer, Dale Andrews, the program is known for sending more students to post secondary film schools than any other school in the province of Ontario with graduates attending NYU, Ryerson University, Vancouver Film School, Humber College and Sheridan College. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, spent four years at White Oaks Secondary School before attending Milton District High School for his OAC. Mike Vanderjagt, ex-NFL kicker, graduated from White Oaks Secondary School. Shane Told, the lead singer of the Post-Hardcore band Silverstein. Glenn Milchem, drummer for popular Canadian band Blue Rodeo. Tony Mandarich, NFL Green Bay Packers #1 Draft Pick graduated from White Oaks Secondary School Geri Hall, actress on Canadian comedy show "This Hour has 22 Minutes", popular TV commercial actor. Arda Ocal, Host of "Right After Wrestling" on The Score Television Network.

Diana Matheson, midfielder for Canada's women's soccer team. Mark McEwan Chef, host of Top Chef Canada Rob Zamuner, ex-NHL hockey player Dan Lett, actor Scott Wilson, Current Forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins List of high schools in Ontario Official website

Voice Navigator

The Voice Navigator was the first voice recognition device for command and control of a graphical user interface. The system was developed by Articulate System, Inc. designed for the Apple Macintosh Plus and released in 1989. Subsequent versions were created for Microsoft Windows. Articulate System, Inc. was acquired by Dragon Systems in 1998. The original system included both software, it was an elegant black base with a slick microphone. A software-only version was introduced in 1992 for computers with built-in microphone and adequate microprocessor; the hardware consisted of a TMS320 digital signal processor, a Rockwell fax modem and a SCSI interface as well as a headset microphone. The software consisted of Dragon Systems speaker dependent, discrete utterance, voice recognition driver and Articulate Systems patented voice control technology; the software enabled voice control of any Macintosh application using context dependent synchronised grammars derived from the current processes and operating system data structures and events.

The system posted corresponding system events. The system was designed to be extensible using a plug-in architecture for custom functionality and included a software developer kit for third-party applications. Voice Navigator - The original version with fax modem capability. Voice Navigator II - A low cost version with desktop microphone. Voice Navigator SW - A software-only version for Macs with built-in microphones. Voice Navigator SDK - The software developer kit for third-party applications. PowerSecretary - Voice command and control with dictation capability; the core engineering team included: Tom Firman, Tim Morgan, Dave Hoch, Dan Zimmerman, David Kelts and Glenn McElhoe. Peter Durlach was responsible for product marketing. Dana Morgan managed technical support and quality control. Ivan Mimiça was the visionary CEO. Science Fiction, Speech Recognition, Finale "Two Case Studies". CiteSeerX 10.1.1.32.5190. ASR News Article Voice Recognition Archive The Mythical Man Month pp 264 Google Books