Title

Profile of Damariscotta artist Maurice "Jake" Day, who insisted a New England wh

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2009

Pages

56-57, 75-78

Abstract

Profile of Damariscotta artist Maurice "Jake" Day, who insisted a New England white-tail deer should represent Bambi in "Bambi: A Life in the Woods." He returned to Maine and located two orphaned whitetails, which were penned on the Walt Disney set as animators sketched them. Day also spent six weeks at Baxter State Park, sketching and photographing what would become the film's forest backdrop. He and his group found an iconic woodland glen in the New City Clearing near Russell Pond. Disney wanted to premiere the movie in Augusta, but the Maine Dept. of Fish and Game feared it would hurt the sale of hunting licenses. Day eventually moved back to Maine from Hollywood and become a coastal landscape painter. Today his intricate and whimsical dioramas can be viewed in Damariscotta.

Subjects

Artists, Day, Maurice

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