For the 1938 production of "Snow White", the artists at Walt Disney studios had gone to great lengths in order to realistically portray the manner in which young women move; these efforts were rewarded at the box-office to such a high degree that the same devotion was applied to the study of deer anatomy in their efforts to create "Bambi" (1942). They stalked deer in Maine and brought two of them back to Burbank (California) where they could be studied by the cartoonists; they dispatched writers and artists into the same New England woods to learn the world of the deer; all of this at the behest of one Maine man on the Disney team: Jake Day.
"We had to remember," says Day, "that Disney has a ruthless fidelity to the physical scene, to the truth of nature, even when he may seem to be distorting nature."
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