History Awesome / Bambi

25th Aug '17 12:47:31 PM Wheatenlyric950
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21st Jun '17 4:49:26 AM Psi001
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** Also the midquel surprisingly enough. After Disney's long run of cheap looking low budget animated sequels, they bothered to make Bambi's a proper return to form with some equally lush animation and landscapes. So much in fact that several regions such as the UK found it worthy enough to be released in theatres.



* The Bambi -vs- Ronno fight scenes from both the original and midquel are pretty epic; the child forms' scuffle from the latter may get extra credit for giving Disney's icon of cutesiness an actual {{Berserk Button}}.
-->'''Ronno:''' It's a shame you have a dad that's so ashamed of you, he'd ''give you away''...\\
[''Bambi turns and [[LetsGetDangerous rams him into the ground]]'']
** Adds to how imposing Ronno is in the first film in hindsight. Not only is he stronger and ''far'' more sinister now, but he even anticipates the same trick coming this time round and flips Bambi over his head when he tries to ram him again.
* Following that, after his potential stepmom Mena gets caught in a hunting trap, Bambi refuses the plead to escape and lures a pack of scary dogs out of her reach, getting taken out one by one (the final one perhaps gets special mentioning, after finally cornering Bambi on a cliff ledge and staring him down with its teeth bared, [[BadassAdorable before getting buck-kicked by the latter off the ledge]]).
** Made even cooler by the fact that Mena's plea to Bambi to save himself were said with the exact same words Bambi's mother used right before she died. That inspired him to not let someone else die for his sake again.
** The best part: Bambi starts to run, and then he hears what Mena's saying, and the look on his face is nothing short of chilling.
--->"Run, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! ''Keep running!''"
*** And then this absolutely adorable, ''terrified'' little fawn stops cold and gets this look on his face that just says "...''No''". What makes it truly a CMOA isn't that he led the dogs off; it's that throughout the movie it's been made clear that ever since his mother's death, Bambi has had a crippling fear of humans and anything connected to humans--like dogs. And he still stops, turns around, and takes [[TookALevelInBadass roughly seveteen and a half levels in badass]].
** Note that nearly every manner he takes out a dog is a [[ChekhovsSkill hark back to something he learned earlier]], proving he learned from his father's teachings as well as from past experiences to become capable.
** It also makes him fighting the dog pack in the original movie even more awesome than ever. Dogs are one of his greatest fears, but he loves Faline enough that he doesn't even hesitate. There's no fear in adult!Bambi's eyes; he's just ''pissed''.
* His revenge on the Grouchy Porcupine midway through, catapulting him as a projectile for one of the dogs.
-->'''Porcupine''': Well, well, well, look who's here. Looks like ''someone'' didn't learn their lesson!\\
'''Bambi''': I learned ''plenty!''\\
''(Steps on a piece of bark, launching the Porcupine into the air, landing on one of the dogs; the dog yelps in pain before flinging the Porcupine, sending him landing right on his back, his quills leaving him stuck on the log)''
* When Thumper and Flower notice Bambi chased by the dogs and Thumper tells Flower to make his "brave face". And Flower sprays one of the dogs with his [[SmellySkunk skunk spray]], leaving Bambi with one less enemy to face.
-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! (''both see the dogs charging, the two of them dive behind a bush'') We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\
'''Flower''': This one? Grr!\\
'''Thumper''': Braver!\\
'''Flower''': This one? Grr!!\\
'''Thumper''': No, no, no! Make the ''bravest'' face you've ''ever'' made in your ''whole life''!\\
'''Flower''': [[RuleOfThree This one? GRRRR!!!]] (''[[SmellySkunk sprays his musk at one of the dogs, sending him yelping away]]'')\\
'''Thumper''': (''holding his nose'') ''That's'' the one!\\
''(Flower grins triumphantly)''
* The remaining two dogs Bambi hides from in the tall grass of the open meadow. They start to close in on him, but, by hearing their movement through the ground vibrations under him (as the Great Prince had taught him earlier), he manages to split second avoid them and make them knock into each other.

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* The Bambi -vs- Ronno fight scenes from both vs Ronno, especially the original and midquel are pretty epic; the child forms' scuffle from the latter may get extra credit for giving Disney's icon of cutesiness an actual {{Berserk Button}}.
-->'''Ronno:''' It's a shame you have a dad that's so ashamed of you, he'd ''give you away''...\\
[''Bambi turns and [[LetsGetDangerous rams him into the ground]]'']
** Adds to how imposing Ronno is in the first film in hindsight. Not only is he stronger and ''far'' more sinister now, but he even anticipates the same trick coming this time round and flips Bambi over his head when he tries to ram him again.
* Following that, after his potential stepmom Mena gets caught in a hunting trap, Bambi refuses the plead to escape and lures a pack of scary dogs out of her reach, getting taken out one by one (the final one perhaps gets special mentioning, after finally cornering Bambi on a cliff ledge and staring him down with its teeth bared, [[BadassAdorable before getting buck-kicked by the latter off the ledge]]).
** Made even cooler by the fact that Mena's plea to Bambi to save himself were said with the exact same words Bambi's mother
dynamic animation used right before she died. That inspired him to not let someone else die for his sake again.
** The best part: Bambi starts to run, and then he hears what Mena's saying, and the look on his face is nothing short of chilling.
--->"Run, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! ''Keep running!''"
*** And then this absolutely adorable, ''terrified'' little fawn stops cold and gets this look on his face that just says "...''No''". What makes it truly a CMOA isn't that he led the dogs off; it's that
throughout to intensify the movie it's been made clear that ever since his mother's death, Bambi has had a crippling fear of humans and anything connected to humans--like dogs. And he still stops, turns around, and takes [[TookALevelInBadass roughly seveteen and a half levels in badass]].
** Note that nearly every manner he takes out a dog is a [[ChekhovsSkill hark back to something he learned earlier]], proving he learned from his father's teachings as well as from past experiences to become capable.
** It also makes him fighting the dog pack in the original movie even more awesome than ever. Dogs are one of his greatest fears, but he loves Faline enough that he doesn't even hesitate. There's no fear in adult!Bambi's eyes; he's just ''pissed''.
* His revenge on the Grouchy Porcupine midway through, catapulting him as a projectile for one of the dogs.
-->'''Porcupine''': Well, well, well, look who's here. Looks like ''someone'' didn't learn their lesson!\\
'''Bambi''': I learned ''plenty!''\\
''(Steps on a piece of bark, launching the Porcupine into the air, landing on one of the dogs; the dog yelps in pain before flinging the Porcupine, sending him landing right on his back, his quills leaving him stuck on the log)''
* When Thumper and Flower notice Bambi chased by the dogs and Thumper tells Flower to make his "brave face". And Flower sprays one of the dogs with his [[SmellySkunk skunk spray]], leaving Bambi with one less enemy to face.
-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! (''both see the dogs charging, the two of them dive behind a bush'') We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\
'''Flower''': This one? Grr!\\
'''Thumper''': Braver!\\
'''Flower''': This one? Grr!!\\
'''Thumper''': No, no, no! Make the ''bravest'' face you've ''ever'' made in your ''whole life''!\\
'''Flower''': [[RuleOfThree This one? GRRRR!!!]] (''[[SmellySkunk sprays his musk at one of the dogs, sending him yelping away]]'')\\
'''Thumper''': (''holding his nose'') ''That's'' the one!\\
''(Flower grins triumphantly)''
* The remaining two dogs Bambi hides from in the tall grass of the open meadow. They start to close in on him, but, by hearing their movement through the ground vibrations under him (as the Great Prince had taught him earlier), he manages to split second avoid them and make them knock into each other.
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** While it's doubtless the Great Prince is awesome in the first movie, in the midquel we fully see him in action, [[PapaWolf taking on a pack of hunting dogs to save Bambi.]] Being voiced by Patrick Stewart this time round helps a good deal too.
** The midquel puts emphasis on the fact the Great Prince is keeping close eye on the whole forest, and it damn well shows. He is always only ever one step behind Man whenever they attack, saving Bambi just in time in the first instance, and freeing Mena from her trap only seconds after Bambi leads away the dogs in the second instance.
11th Jun '17 6:09:01 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* There's a meta-example concerning Man's dogs in the original film: they were animated by a woman. Prior to this, women working at the Disney studio were all but exclusively put in the ink-and-paint department [[WomenAreDelicate on the reasoning that they would have a fine touch appropriate for translating the animators' work from paper to cels]]. But when Walt Disney and some of the artists saw the work of Rhetta Scott (originally a concept artist who enjoyed sketching together with [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Marc Davis]] and Mel Shaw on their days off) on the hunting dogs, they were so impressed that they gave her the role of animating them, making Scott the first full-fledged female animator at Disney.
24th May '17 6:52:05 PM Psi001
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** Adds to how imposing Ronno is in the first film in hindsight. Not only is he stronger and ''far'' more sinister now, but he even anticipates the same trick coming this time round and flips Bambi over his head when he tries to ram him again.
21st May '17 9:37:12 PM Psi001
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** Note that nearly every manner he takes out a dog is a [[ChekhovsSkill hark back to something he learned earlier]], proving he learned from his father's teachings as well as from past experiences to become capable.
21st May '17 9:33:41 PM Psi001
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* The remaining two dogs Bambi hides from in the tall grass of the open meadow. They start to close in on him, but, by hearing their movement through the ground vibrations under him (as the Great Prince had taught him earlier), he manages to split second avoid them and make them knock into each other.
11th May '17 8:25:54 PM Psi001
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** The midquel puts emphasis on the fact the Great Prince is keeping close eye on the whole forest, and it damn well shows. He is always only ever one step behind Man whenever they attack, saving Bambi just in time in the first instance, and freeing Mena from her trap only seconds after Bambi leads away the dogs in the second instance.
15th Mar '17 7:08:31 PM ngh93
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-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! (''both see the dogs chasing after Bambi and they hide behind a bush'') We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\

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-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! (''both see the dogs chasing after Bambi and they hide charging, the two of them dive behind a bush'') We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\
15th Mar '17 7:07:11 PM ngh93
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-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\

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-->'''Thumper''': Look! It's Bambi! (''both see the dogs chasing after Bambi and they hide behind a bush'') We gotta help him! Make your brave face!\\
8th Feb '17 11:24:57 AM ngh93
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'''Thumper''' (''holding his nose'') ''That's'' the one!\\

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'''Thumper''' '''Thumper''': (''holding his nose'') ''That's'' the one!\\
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