The animated film Bambi was produced by Walt Disney and ws based on the book Bambie, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten of Austria. The film was released by
RKO Radio Pictures and opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on
August 13, 1942. It is the fifth film in the Disney Animated Classics Series. In June
2008, the American Film Institute presented its “10 Top 10” list of the best ten films
in each of ten “classic” American film genres. After the polling was completed, Bambi
placed third in animation.