Sometimes (never) 'The View' is useful, as in the case of a recent episode of the TV talk show where the stars of Disney's 1942 animated feature, 'Bambi,' recently met for the first time ever. Donnie Dunagan, who does the voice of young Bambi -- the white-tailed fawn who battles the dark forces of nature in the woods while trying to grow up -- met his on-screen best friend Thumper, played by Peter Behn.
Dunagan started his acting career at only three-and-a-half years old, when he won a talent contest and was scouted for parts in several Hollywood films. From there, he teamed up with the Mickey Mouse studio for the fifth installment in their animated classics series. Behn's only role was 'Bambi,' where he plays a rabbit who has a habit of wildly thumping his hind foot. He also teaches Bambi how to talk and do tricks, like sliding on ice.
Although the two actors never filmed their parts in the same place at the same time, 69 years later they were finally able to meet in the video below. If the sight of two guys in their seventies hugging and giddy with excitement doesn't warm your heart, then you have no soul.
Four years after Disney made everyone weep with 'Bambi,' they were commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company -- now Kimberly-Clark, makers of Kotex brand feminine hygiene products -- to create a film for American health education classes. Disney's film for high school students, 'The Story of Menstruation,' was accompanied by a booklet titled, 'Very Personally Yours,' and is exactly what it sounds like: a movie detailing what girls should expect when they get their period. Of course, it was also a way for Kotex to advertise their products.
Although some of the information is dated (was there really a taboo about bathing during your period? Yikes ... ), the animation is every bit Disney -- including the strange baby wearing lipstick and the girl crying like a lunatic in the mirror while brushing her hair. Check out Disney's film about healthy, feminine living below.