In 1969, a young, bored Marv Newland disregarded copyright law and most of the basic guidelines for successful film-making and threw together a moronic cartoon which propelled him to cult fame.
Title: Bambi Meets Godzilla
Available as part from Amazon.com on Rhino’s Bambi Meets Godzilla and Other Weird Cartoons and (in what may be the ultimate compliment to Newland) as a bonus feature on the release of Godzilla 1985.
Cast, Crew, and Other Info:
Written, directed, and animated by Marv Newland.
The film may be viewed at Youtube
Bambi meets Godzilla. What else do you need to know?
Given its fame, you may feel let down. View it as it was doubtless meant to be viewed and you will likely laugh.
Originality: 6/6 A triumph of concept over anything resembling professional production values.
Story: 4/6. What? Four out of Six?
Ah! I do not jest. Re-watch
Its haiku-like grace.
Voice Acting: N/A
Production: 1/6. See “originality.” The production values are part of its charm.
Emotional Response: 4/6 Uh…. Well, it’s pretty funny.
Overall: 4/6. Newland saw the future, if only by accident. The Web and Youtube have opened the floodgates for a torrent of cheap, oddball projects which not infrequently disregard copyright.
In total, Bambi Meets Godzilla receives 22/36.
Well, given that it’s only 90 seconds long, I can forgive the negatives. Great film! Absolutely fantastic!
Hmmm. What about Bambi vs. the Death Star?
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A favorite on Night Flight, back in the 80’s.
The first time I saw this, I laughed myself sick. It’s a beautiful little flick. With apologies to whooping llamas and Scandinavian moose-bite victims, I don’t think credits have ever been used so effectively anywhere else.