011b – Bambi Part 2

bambi-header2Comparing and contrasting Disney’s “Bambi” with the novel “Bambi A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten. 


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Recommended Reading











Bambi A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten



“Bambi and the Idea of Conservation.” The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: from Snow White to WALL-E, by David Whitley, 2nd ed., Routledge, 2016, pp. 82–102.

Salten, Felix. Bambi: a Life in the Woods. Barton Press, 2011.



Disney, Walt. Bambi. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017.

Disney, Walt. Bambi. Inside Walt’s Story Meetings: Extended Edition, Bonus Features. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017


World Wide Web

Abad-Santos, Alexander. “The ‘Bambi’s Mom’ Moment: When Pop Culture Taught Us About Death.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 30 Oct. 2013, www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/08/bambi-moment-when-pop-culture-taught-us-about-death/324507/.

“Animating Nature: The Making of Bambi.” Oh My Disney, 12 Aug. 2016, ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/08/12/animating-nature-making-bambi/.

“Bambi, a Life in the Woods.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi,_a_Life_in_the_Woods.

“Bambi’s Jewish Roots.” Jewish Review of Books, 23 Sept. 2015, jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/618/bambis-jewish-roots/.

Demosthenes. “Disney’s Bambi.” Fleischer Studios, 1 Jan. 1970, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/04/disneys-bambi.html.

“Feeding Wildlife.” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/brca/learn/nature/feedingwildlife.htm.

Ferber, Alona. “The Man Who Wrote Bambi and Didn’t Make a Dime from the Movie Was Born.” Haaretz.com, Haaretz Com, 10 Apr. 2018, www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-this-day-bambi-s-father-is-born-1.5395430.

Gutenberg. “Eng.” The Story of an Hour | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – EBooks | Read EBooks Online, www.gutenberg.us/articles/eng/bambi,_a_life_in_the_woods.

“How Did Bambi Lead to the Creation of Smokey the Bear?” Entertainment Legends Revealed!, 21 Oct. 2015, legendsrevealed.com/entertainment/2015/10/16/how-did-bambi-lead-to-the-creation-of-smokey-the-bear/.

“How ‘Bambi’ Hoodwinked American Environmentalists.” What It Means to Be American, www.whatitmeanstobeamerican.org/ideas/how-bambi-hoodwinked-american-environmentalists/.

“Lutts: ‘The Trouble with Bambi.’” Smokey’s Revenge, www.history.vt.edu/Barrow/Hist2104/readings/bambi.html.

Ness, Mari. “Death and Survival: Felix Salten’s Bambi: A Life in the Woods.” Tor.com, 20 May 2015, www.tor.com/2015/05/07/the-disney-read-watch-bambi-a-life-in-the-woods/.

Villalobos, Ric. “The Problem With ‘Bambi’ The Rules And Knowledge Of Hunting Deer Are More Complicated Than The Film’s Fans Realize.” Spokesman.com, The Spokesman-Review, 28 Aug. 2011, www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/nov/02/the-problem-with-bambi-the-rules-and-knowledge-of/.

“Why Disney Movie Deaths Matter.” /Film, 25 Aug. 2017, www.slashfilm.com/why-disney-movie-deaths-matter/.



  1. Thanks for introducing me to such an underrated gem!

  2. By which I mean the book, not the movie.

  3. Spider-Guy says

    Is this series dead? Hasn’t been a new episode in 7 months. Really enjoying the episodes and hope the series hasn’t died yet.

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