Animal rights activists, as well as some hunters, condemned "Bambi" as an anti-hunting movie. Some claim, without any citation, that Felix Salten, the author of the book on which the movie was based, was an avid hunter and that he got the idea for "Bambi" during one of his hunting tours. The book's story was set in an Austrian forest which is far more under human influence than the wild and remote US forest in the movie. In it, both legal hunters and poachers are portrayed. In the movie, however, humans are only called "Man." There is no proof that they are hunting legally. In spite of that, the American Film Institute ranked "Man" in his "100 Greatest Heroes and Villains" List, ranked #20 on the villains-list. It was never Walt Disney's goal to condemn hunters as evil. In almost every movie, the villain has a goal, e.g., to take over a kingdom, to rule the world, to get immortal etc., but "Man" in "Bambi" was quite different: "Man" simply is. He was depicted like a natural disaster for the animals, almost akin to an earthquake, a hurricane, or a volcano.