Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)

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Bambi Meets Godzilla
The title card for Bambi Meets Godzilla
Directed by Marv Newland
Producer Marv Newland
Written by Marv Newland
Distributor New World Pictures (1985)U.S.
Running time 90 seconds
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Bambi Meets Godzilla is a 1969 90-second black-and-white animated short cartoon made by Marv Newland.[1] It played before Godzilla 1985 during its American theatrical run and on home video.[2] The Academy Film Archive preserved Bambi Meets Godzilla in 2009.[1]

In 2013, animator Coda Gardner made a frame-by-frame recreation of the original via tracing the film frames and assembling the animation via digital video editing.[3][4]

Bambi Meets Godzilla was listed at #38 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons (1994).[5]


Bambi the fawn eats grass during the long opening credits. Suddenly, he sees Godzilla's foot above his head and tries to run away, but the giant steps on him, killing him instantly. After the end credits, Godzilla's claws twitch once.



Unofficial sequels

Two slightly longer unofficial sequels to this short were made without Newland's involvement or permission: the black-and-white cartoon Bambi's Revenge (1976), using similar techniques as the original,[6] and the 3D-animated color cartoon Son of Bambi Meets Godzilla (1999).[7]





The full short
Recreated version by Coda Gardner

External links


This is a list of references for Bambi Meets Godzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
  2. "Godzilla 1985 |". Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. Gardner, Coda (February 15, 2013). "Bambi Meets Godzilla: The Making of the Re-Creation". KindredCoda's Miscellaneous Musings. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  4. Jardin, Xena (February 16, 2013). "Fan Restoration of 'Bambi Meets Godzilla'". BoingBoing. Archived from the original on 2 June 2023. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  5. Beck, Jerry (1994). The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals. Turner Publishing. ISBN 978-1878685490.
  6. Wetzel, Glen (12 March 2021). "Bambi's Revenge (1976)". Archived from the original on 15 May 2022.
  7. Botxy Majere (16 February 2009). "The son of Bambi meets Godzilla". YouTube.


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