Meadows Racetrack announcer Roger Huston called the race this way: As they race down the track, Bambi has the lead. Here comes Rudolph from the outside. Were there really two horses named Bambi and Rudolph?
Hank Ketcham, the Dennis the Menace creator was a Navy Sailor! In the Reserves:
Ketcham started in the business as an animator for Walter Lantz and eventually Walt Disney, where he worked on Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio. During World War II, Ketcham was a photographic specialist with the US Navy Reserve. Also while in the Navy he began a camp newspaper strip. Half Hitch, which ran in The Saturday Evening Post beginning in 1943.
I wonder if Dennis was modeled after a Sailor he knew. I could think of several.