On This Day: Bambi


Bambi was released 74 years ago on August 13, 1942. It was the 5th Disney animated feature. The story is based on an Australian book by Felix Salten.


Bambi was the first Disney projects exploring realism. They had hundred of photographs were taken in the forests of Main as inspiration including shots of: Trees after snowstorms, lights shining in the forest, branches covered in dew, and waster drops falling off of leaves.


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The forest fire scene was achieved by painting directly onto cels without inked outlines.


For the movie children provided the voices for the leading characters. Not only is this one of my favorite Disney movies, it was also my first pups name. Happy Anniversary Bambi!


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