In a recent podcast of No Such Thing as a Fish, the elves commented that the original 1926 publication of "Bambi - A Life in the Woods" was quite different from the Disney version seen in movie theaters. I decided to check, and here's my TL;DR summary -
A ferret kills a mouse, one jay calls another a murderer, a deer is shot and killed, a crow commits infanticide of a hare's offspring, a ferret mangles a squirrel, a fox tears a pheasant apart, humans commit mass slaughter of pheasants, a ferret kills a squirrel, an owl kills a squirrel, and Bambi gets violent:I don't know how all that compares with the Disney film, which I've not seen. I'm waiting for the Tarantino version.
"He turned to flee from the silent Bambi who came rushing after him. Karus knew that Bambi was furious and would kill him without mercy..."Another deer dies, a fox kills a duck, and Bambi takes drugs:
"Eat that," he commanded suddenly, stopping and pushing aside the grasses. He pointed to a pair of short dark-green leaves growing close together near the ground.An owl kills a mouse, a dog kills a fox, and finally a man ("He") is shot and killed.
Bambi obeyed. They tasted terribly bitter and smelled sickeningly.
"How do you feel now?" the stag asked after a while.
"Better," Bambi answered quickly. He was suddenly able to speak again. His senses had cleared and his fatigue grew less."