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Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Bambi" (1942) [5 of 9] - The 'REAL' Story Behind Bambi

In some of the material I picked up at auction were these short memo written by William Hosie (Publicity Department). In the memos, he talks about starting to generate publicity for "Bambi" six months before the release.

One of the concepts Hosie proposes are potential stories about the author's childhood and how his experiences with a bully show up in Bambi. You certainly think of Bambi in a different light after reading his notes...!

Bambi And The Bully!

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

“Bambicopy Hosie” (1942). Two pages written by William A. Hosie (Publicity Department) providing justification for Disney exceeding the $5,000 per set construction cost limits set by the War Production Board. Two additional pages highlighting the similarity between Bambi and the original author. [Item: 8.5”W x 11”H] Acquired 2004. SeqID-1189

2/10/2009 email from Dave Smith: Hosie was William A. Hosie, who was in our Publicity Department from August 1940 to March 1947. I have no other information about him, other than he died in 1995 in New Hampshire.

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