Four Color #30 - Bambi's Children
(October 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
On-sale Date
1943
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Carl Buettner (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BAMBI'S CHILDREN, No. 30." Code number is B.C. 30 4310. Copyright 1943 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).

Indicia transcribed from the actual book reads as follows:

“BAMBI’S CHILDREN, NO. 30 – PUBLISHED BY DELL PUBLISHING CO., INC. 149 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y.

“Adapted from the original story BAMBI’S CHILDREN, by Felix Salten, copr. 1939, 1943 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Drawings by Walt Disney Studio. Drawings copyright 1943 by Walt Disney Productions (All rights reserved by Walt Disney Productions throughout the world). Printed in U.S.A.”

Bambi's Children (Table of Contents)

Bambi [Disney] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adapted from the famous story by Felix Salten Illustrated by Walt Disney Studio
Genre
adventure; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters
Geno; Gurri; Hopper; Patter; Buttercup; Primrose; four chipmunks; squirrel
Synopsis
The children of the forest enjoy themselves, with Geno acting as a slide for the chipmunks.
Keywords
chipmunks; deer; forest setting; rabbits; sheer joy; skunks; squirrels

[Cast of Characters] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bambi [Disney] / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop ?
Letters
?

Genre
animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters
Prince Bambi; Faline; Geno; Gurri; Thumper; Hopper; Patter; Flower; Buttercup; Primrose
Synopsis
Illustrated introduction to cast of characters.
Keywords
cast of characters; deer; forest setting; rabbits; skunks

Indexer Notes

Color on inside front cover.

Bambi's Children (Table of Contents: 2)

Bambi [Disney] / comic story / 56 pages (report information)

Script
Felix Salten (original story); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop ?
Letters
Ken Hultgren

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the forest, Geno and Gurri, the children of Bambi, romp happily under their mother's watchful eyes.
Genre
adventure; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters
Prince Bambi; Faline; Geno; Gurri; Thumper; Hopper; Patter; Flower; Buttercup; Primrose; Friend Owl; Boso; Lana; porcupine; hungry fox; Friend Heron; squirrel; bluebirds; kindly game warden; poacher; wild dog
Synopsis
The adventures of the children of Bambi and Faline (Gino and Gurri), Thumper (Hopper and Patter), and Flower (Buttercup and Primrose). The story is told in six chapters, covering the different seasons of a full year in the lives of the characters.
Keywords
coming-of-age; deer; forest setting; fox; heroics; man-as-enemy; man-as-friend; rabbits; skunks

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1939 novel "Bambi's Children" by Felix Salten. Sequel to Bambi Four Color #12.

Map of the Forest (Table of Contents: 3)

Bambi [Disney] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop ?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters
Prince Bambi; Faline; Geno; Gurri; Boso; Buttercup; Primrose; Hopper; Patter; Thumper; Friend Owl; hungry fox; poacher
Synopsis
A map illustrated with scenes from the story.
Keywords
deer; forest setting; fox; man-as-enemy; man-as-friend; map; rabbits; skunks

Indexer Notes

Color on inside back cover.

[Prince Bambi with Geno and Gurri] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bambi [Disney] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop ?

Genre
animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; nature
Characters
Prince Bambi; Geno; Gurri
Synopsis
Portrait-style illustration of Prince Bambi with his children Geno and Gurri.
Keywords
deer; portrait

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bambi's Children
    Bambi [Disney]
  2. 1. [Cast of Characters]
    Bambi [Disney]
  3. 2. Bambi's Children
    Bambi [Disney]
  4. 3. Map of the Forest
    Bambi [Disney]
  5. 4. [Prince Bambi with Geno and Gurri]
    Bambi [Disney]
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