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Maine artist provided 'Bambi' model March 21, 2012 Maine

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Maine artist provided 'Bambi' model March 21, 2012 Maine, Lewiston Sun Journal

"While working for the Disney studio, Jake [Maurice “Jake” Day] convinced Walk Disney that Bambi should be a white-tailed and not a mule deer. Jake then arranged for two orphaned Maine deer, Bambi and Faline, to be shipped to California as models for the illustrators... During production, Disney commissioned Jake and his closest friend, Lester Hall, to photograph the flora and fauna in the Katahdin region for the upcoming movie. As a result, many of the scenes and wildlife in Bambi are from the Baxter Park area.



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