Bambi, ein Leben im Walde (Bambi, a life in the woods) is a book by Felix Salten, first printed in 1923. Bambi is the name of the main character who is a small deer.
The film has often been criticized for giving several generation of children what many believe to be an unrealistic view of nature. In particular, the film portrays hunters in a very bad light and reflects the orthodoxy of its time, which has later been questioned, that forest fires are always bad.
See also: Smokey the Bear