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    Bambi Thumper Animation Drawing (Walt Disney, 1942). "Come on! You can do it!" The ever-helpful Thumper perches on a fallen log and gives advice to his new friend, young Prince Bambi. Bambi has only recently learned to walk - he has never seen a log before, and has no idea how to jump over the one which stands in his way. Arguably the best-loved character of the film, Thumper was much different in Felix Salten's source novel. He was adapted to suit the needs of the feature and his role was greatly expanded. Marc Davis was responsible for his design, and Disney greats Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston both contributed animation. Four year old Peter Behn provided the voice for the plucky young rabbit - and later grew up to be a drill instructor for the Marines! This charming drawing captures Thumper at his most spirited, when he is laughing and reassuring the naïve young Bambi. He is rendered in graphite and colored pencil and measures just over 2" tall. The piece is matted and framed under Plexiglass with a mat opening of 8" x 5.5" in a 14" x 11.5" frame. Minor handling and creasing, but otherwise, condition is Fine. Frame is sold as-is.

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