Bambi Meets Godzilla

Bambi Meets Godzilla

Bambi Meets Godzilla is a 1969 black-and-white animated short student film created entirely by Marv Newland. Less than two minutes long, the film is seen as a classic of animation; it was listed #38 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons (1994).


The opening credits, consisting entirely of roles filled by Newland himself, scroll over Bambi minding his own business while William Tell (1829)'s "Call to the Dairy Cows" plays in the background. After the credits, he's interrupted by Godzilla's foot squashing him (set to the final chord of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" slowed down to half-speed). After a moment, the closing credits appear alongside the image of Godzilla's foot atop Bambi. The closing credits give acknowledgement to Tokyo "for their help in obtaining Godzilla for this film". Godzilla's toe claws wiggle once and the cartoon ends.