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Here's looking at you Bambi

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Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by Port Macquarie News editor Tracey Fairhurst.

ANYONE who has watched the 1942 animated Disney classic Bambi will attest that if you aren't left emotionally tormented as the end credits roll, you do not have a heart.

The American Film Institute has rated it as the third greatest US film of all time in the animated genre and not surprisingly, in 2007 Time magazine included it in its top 25 horror movies because it "has a primal shock that still haunts oldsters who saw it 40, 50, 65 years ago".

For the record, Bambi's mother did not need to die. What was Walt thinking!

DANGEROUS: Wild deer have been known to cause traffic accidents, destroy crops and damage to gardens.

Now while fiction is clearly not reality,........

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