Meet the 104-Year-Old Chinese Artist Whose Art Inspired Disneyâ€™s "Bambi"
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I had not thought about how different the forests of Snow White and Bambi are.
The artist got his big break while working for Walt Disney Studios. Mr. Wong held a low level art position at the studio during the production of the 1942 animated feature film Bambi. Several pictures he produced of a deer standing in a forest caught the eye of Walt Disney himself, and became the core of the filmâ€™s visual style. Mr. Wong later went on to work at Warner Brothers and Republic Pictures.
â€śBefore Bambi, Disney came out with Snow White, and in that film the forest is vividly illustrated, details were meticulously outlined,â€ť said Mr. Tam. â€śBambi was totally different. Tyrus emphasized mood through light, colors, and gesturesâ€”he wanted you to smell the forest from his illustrations.â€ť