Bambi: The Faceless Danger

Number four has arrived in all its naturalistic, matricidal glory.

This episode we look at Disney's Bambi, and surprisingly don't really talk that much about his mom dying. I mean, it comes up, but there's other stuff here too.

Aly talks us through the original, Austrian, source material before Sarrah brings us to the loooooong process (5 years!) that was the production of this film. Animators in exile, live animals, and the introduction of some truly wonderful new talent are discussed as we figure out how Bambi went from being the second Disney animated feature to the fourth. Our recap takes us to such interesting places as dirty innuendos, british accents, and the weird dynamic of fatherhood that exists in this movie.


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Imdb Page for Bambi
Wikipedia Article for Bambi (book)
Wikipedia Article for Bambi (film)

Walt Disney Family Museum article on Bambi
Bambi Anti-Forest Fire Ad
An article on the effect of Bambi's Mother's Death
More information on Salten's Bambi

Walt Disney’s Bambi, the story and the film: Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas
Felix Salten’s Bambi: Adaptation of the original story by Janet Schulman: Read by Frank Dolan (Audiobook by Audio Bookshelf)
The Illusion Of Life, Disney Animation: Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston
Of Mice and Magic, A History of American Animated Cartoons : Leonard Maltin