Bambi & Thumper…why?

Above - Thumper (Lola Larson) and Bambi (Trina Parks) from Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Below, Bambi and Thumper from the 1942 Disney classic
Above – Thumper (Lola Larson) and Bambi (Trina Parks) from Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Below, Bambi and Thumper from the 1942 Disney classic

This always made me scratch my head.

No obvious connection between the campy, 007 butt-kicking pair in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and the fawn and rabbit from the 1942 Disney classic. The movies weren’t released during the same time period, and the Bond characters were fairly forgettable. I would have preferred a showdown between 007 and a large athlete. Maybe a swordfight? Anything really, I think.

Anyways, here is a clip of the scene…judge for yourself: