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[[caption-width-right:300: ForegoneConclusion at its [[MoodWhiplash worst]].]]

An extremely short cartoon, less than two minutes in length, written, animated, and directed by Marv Newland, with costumes and set-dressing by Marv Newland. Marv Newland was produced by Mr. and Mrs. Newland, and they are credited accordingly. All-told, the credits themselves take up approximately half of the animation's running time, which is ironic given that the only person that ever worked on the short ''was'' Marv Newland.

So, what does the animation depict (besides credits)?

Well, it starts with Disney/{{Bambi}} (a deer) foraging peacefully as the opening credits roll and classical [[StandardSnippet music]] (specifically, "Ranz Des Vaches", from Gioacchino Rossini's ''William Tell'') plays in the background.

And then Franchise/{{Godzilla}} [[CurbStompBattle steps on him]].

And the music turns into the LastNoteNightmare from Music/TheBeatles' "A Day in the Life" just as abruptly.

That's it, really.

Notable for being the most inventive CreditsGag ever depicted (as mentioned above, every position is credited to Marv Newland), and for its brevity (total running time is 1:30, making it among the shortest works to have their own TVTropes pages [[note]]''The'' shortest is either ''WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings'', ''Film/RoundhayGardenScene'', or ''TheUglyBarnacle'' depending on whether or not the last one "counts"[[/note]]), Newland had intended to make a live-action film, but he lost the chance for an essential shot, and retreated to his room (interestingly enough, the room was rented from the same woman that provided Snow White's voice in [[Disney/SnowWhite Disney's iconic film]]) to create ''Bambi Meets Godzilla''.

Several sequels (not by Newland) were produced, but failed to live up to the quality of the original.

You can watch the original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wUdetAAlY here]].

Not to be confused with Creator/{{David Mamet}}'s book ''Bambi Vs. Godzilla''.
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!!! "Tropes by Marv Newland":
* CreditsGag: Nearly all the credits are to "Marv Newland". Additionally, the credits nearly run the entire running time, building up to a 2 second conclusion.
* CurbStompBattle: Needless to say, Bambi did not put up much of a fight.
* DeathByLookingUp: Could be coincidental, but Bambi looks up just before Godzilla stomps on him.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: It's entirely in black-and-white.
* DownerEnding: Unless you really hate Bambi.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FailedASpotCheck: Bambi was too busy eating to hear a Godzilla approaching him?
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Guess who.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the credits states "Marv Newland. Produced by Mr. and Mrs. Newland."
* GiantFootOfStomping: Duh.
* KillEmAll: Hey, fifty percent of the cast perished.
* KillTheCutie: The reason why Bambi was chosen for the fight.
* MinimalistCast: Bambi and Godzilla, that's it.
* RRatedOpening: If you saw this at the start of the old Godzilla 1985 tape it certainly helped set the tone for the DarkerAndEdgier G-film that no longer had monster wrestling.
* ShoutOut: To ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, naturally.
* ToughActToFollow: Some sequels were made, but the novelty was never so good as in the first installment.
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