"Bambi Meets Godzilla" - research help requested for release date

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Marv Newland's animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla (which hopefully most of you have seen -- it's only 2 minutes long and can easily be found online) is currently listed by IMDb as a 1974 release, because that is the earliest release year known to IMDb.

However, most reference sources indicate that the film was actually made and first shown in 1969.

I would like to be able to correct the IMDb year for this film, but I don't know if it would be accepted without a reference to a specific place or festival the film was shown in 1969. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to go about fixing this?
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Hi gromit82,

If you can provide some sources we'll be happy to take a look and amend the year if appropriate but as a general rule if we cannot confirm the earlier release we will go by the earliest known release date for the title year.

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Will
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Will: I have one lead on a publication that might help prove a 1969 premiere, but I will need to go to a library to find it.

In the meantime, though, I would appreciate it if any of the other contributors here have access to reference sources that could help. I can find a number of sources listing the film as being from 1969, but without a specific place or month and day for the release.
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No worries, I'll move this one to "I need to know". If you get the information please reassign it to data issues and I'll take a look.

Regards,
Will