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    Question Bambi meets Godzilla

    If I could hum the tune for you I'm sure you'd know it in an instant, so here's a point of reference that at least some of you will know...

    In the classic animation short "Bambi meets Godzilla", it opens with Bambi nibbling on a blade of grass in a meadow. The music is a frequently used bit of classical music, with the flute playing the melodic line, that typifies innocent, peaceful surroundings.

    Do any of you know what the name of this composition is? I've always heard it in cartoons, TV shows and such and don't know the name. I'd like to track down a midi file of it if possible, so the name is a good place to start.

    Anyone?

    And if you've never seen "Bambi meets Godzilla"...
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    My guess is Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite. There's a part that sounds like morning in the woods and is used by every cartoon ever created.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    ...or maybe Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"? I think I've heard that in cartoons a couple of times....not sure if I could hum it correctly, though!

    ;-)

    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Can be viewed here:

    http://www.robrob8.com/movies/bambi_and_godzilla.htm

    Its neither of those mentioned above that I can tell.

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Can be viewed here:

    http://www.robrob8.com/movies/bambi_and_godzilla.htm

    Its neither of those mentioned above that I can tell.

    You're right, JB. Definitely not Debussy. I don't know...
    ;-0

    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Ranz des vaches section of the William Tell Overture.

    Also used in Lucas Art's classic DOS SCUMM game, Day of the Tentacle. ^_^

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Yes, it is the William Tell Overture. The overture has four distinct sections, and this is the 3rd one (if I'm recalling correctly) which is followed by the bit that was used for "The Lone Ranger".

    This piece has certainly gotten a great deal of mileage in various media!

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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Can be viewed here:

    http://www.robrob8.com/movies/bambi_and_godzilla.htm

    Its neither of those mentioned above that I can tell.
    Of course, it's a bit of a bummer that the .avi of this that floats around the Internet is so truncated. The full length (short as it is) version had the music playing and opening credits rolling for long enough to lull you into complacency. Then the credits stopped and you were expecting the show to begin, only to encounter, well, you know, at which point the closing credits started to roll. The edited version gets the point across, but somehow misses a bit of the charm from the buildup.

    Still, one of my all time favorites!

    Have you seen "Son of Bambi meets Godzilla"?
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Bambi meets Godzilla

    Could have sworn it was Peer Gynt, op. 23. But I just put it on, and it isn't... Thank you for making me rumage through my CDs! I'm gonna put this on my iPod now!

    Now I have to go look for the William Tell Overture.

    Trombone Wah Wah Wah on my guess.

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