Lambert the Sheepish Lion
is a Disney animated short
released in 1951
. The 8-minute film focuses on Lambert, a lion
that is mistakenly left with a flock of sheep
by a stork
. Lambert lives his life thinking he is a sheep until he is forced to defend the flock from an attack by a wolf
. Lambert the Sheepish Lion
was directed by Jack Hannah
, and the voice of the narrator and the stork was provided by actor and Disney legend
, Sterling Holloway
. In 1952, the film was nominated for an Academy Award
in the category "Best Short Subject, Cartoons
- The original print of the film was given as a gift to Emperor Hirohito of Japan.
- The stork that delivers lambert and the baby sheep mirrors those of the stork from Dumbo (released 10 years earlier), also voiced by Sterling Holloway.