Ah, Walt Disney's Bambi. This film definitely ranks up there with the great 'childhood ruiners' like learning the tooth fairy isn't real and that Santa is actually just your parents. Many children watch Bambi to hear the story of an adorable deer, but end up scarred for life after watching Bambi's mother perish before his sad, animated eyes. But according to Hello Giggles, things could have ended up worse. Much, much worse.
Paul Felix, a Visual Developmental Artist at Disney Animation, spoke to the press about Bambi being classified as a "horror movie" by some. Though an animated movie about forest friends hardly seems on par with the slasher films and ghost stories we usually associate with the genre, Felix admits that there was one detail omitted from the original film that could have made this 1942 classic much scarier.