After leaping over a fence at D.C.'s National Zoo, a small deer evaded capture by two hungry lions, drawing elated cheers and joyous tears from hundreds of onlookers. And then, they read the tale's horrible conclusion in today's Washington Post.
This week's Time magazine has a list of the top 25 horror movies, and guess what comes in at number 20? Bambi. Finally someone said it! "Amazing that the first movies parents took their tots to in the 30s and 40s were the early Disney features," Time writes. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo all exploited childhood traumas. Parents disappear or die; stepmothers plot the murder of their charges; a boy skips school and turns into a donkey. Kids were so frightened by these films that they wet themselves in terror." Violent murder! Abandonment! Talking animals!We were so traumatized by the aforementioned tragic little fawn that we didn't watch another movie for, like, four years. We missed Indiana Jones and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure because of that fucking cartoon. Wretched Walt Disney.