To celebrate the release of "Bambi 2" (or "Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest" as it should have been known) I'm posting some photo's from our field trip to a deer farm in Mudgee, western NSW to study deer in action in preparation for work on the film. Master animator Andreas Deja worked with us in Sydney on this project, he was an inspiration for all of us to work with.
Andreas and Animator Donald Walker.
Animator Tom Caulfield getting in touch with his character.
Andreas, Aust Unit Director Alexs Stadermann, and Dirctor Brian Pimental.
The Animators have the deer surrounded.
A segment from this trip appeared on the special features in the release of the "Bambi" DVD including a shot over my shoulder of me sketching.