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Felix Salten (September 6, 1869October 8, 1945) was an Austrian author and critic in Vienna.

His most famous work is  Bambi: A Life in the Woods (1923). It was translated into English in 1928 and became a Book-of-the-Month Club success. In 1933, he sold the film rights to director Sidney Franklin for only $1,000, and Franklin later transferred the rights to the Walt Disney studios. Walt Disney released its movie based on Bambi in 1942. His stories Perri and The Hound of Florence inspired the Disney films Perri (1957) and The Shaggy Dog (1959), as well its sequel and the film's 2006 remake. His 1942 novel, A Forest World, was adapted into a 1959 Little Golden Book, Manni the Donkey in the Forest World.

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