|A Walt Disney True-Life Fantasy, this is the story of Perri, a female forest squirrel. We follow her life through the seasons of one year, learning the incredible struggles her kind must make to survive. We watch her deal with fierce predators and a devastating wildfire, before eventually finding a mate. This is a splendid family film, based on the book by Felix Salten, the author of Bambi. (In fact, Bambi makes a live-action appearance). Using great nature photography -- and a little bit of Disney special effects magic -- it is a heart warmer that is sure to stay in the viewers' memory. Highlight: Perri's wintertime dream. The story, told entirely in verse, is narrated by Winston Hibler. Directed by Paul Kenworthy, Jr., and Ralph Wright.
- Ron Oliver