The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey Mouse to Hercules
Character Description of Ronno from "Bambi" (1945)
The part of Ronno, the buck whom Bambi fights over Faline, is small yet quite vivid, all the more so as the animators adopted a semi-abstract treatment for large sections of the fight. The striking thing about Ronno is that he is much more solid
than Bambi: darker in colour and heavier of build, he seems to be definitely heavier and definitely older than our hero. Clearly it was important to portray him in this way, for thereby Disney ensured that our sympathies are doubly engaged on Bambi's side - he is the underdog, triumphing even although the odds are stacked against him.