History Disney / BAMBI

23rd Jun '17 11:58:55 AM Mdumas43073
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Released on August 13, [[TheForties 1942]], '''''Bambi''''' is the fifth movie in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. It's based on ''[[Literature/{{Bambi}} Bambi, a Life in the Woods]]'' (''Bambi, Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde'') a 1923 novel by Austrian author Felix Salten.

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Released on August 13, [[TheForties 1942]], '''''Bambi''''' ''Bambi'' is the fifth movie in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. It's based on ''[[Literature/{{Bambi}} Bambi, a Life in the Woods]]'' (''Bambi, Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde'') a 1923 novel by Austrian author Felix Salten.
2nd Jun '17 3:04:44 PM Psi001
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A {{Midquel}}, ''BambiII'', was released in 2006 (a DirectToVideo release for parts of US and Asia, and theatrical elsewhere). It focuses on the period of Bambi's life immediately following his mother's death. Released 64 years after the original film, it holds the world record for the longest span of time between two consecutive installments of a film franchise.

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A {{Midquel}}, ''BambiII'', ''Disney/BambiII'', was released in 2006 (a DirectToVideo release for parts of US and Asia, and theatrical elsewhere). It focuses on the period of Bambi's life immediately following his mother's death. Released 64 years after the original film, it holds the world record for the longest span of time between two consecutive installments of a film franchise.
2nd Jun '17 1:10:42 PM dsneybuf
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* ProductDisplacement: Unlike its four predecessors in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, none of the [=DVDs=] or Blu-Ray Discs contain a logo for Walt Disney's then-distributor, [[Creator/RKOPictures RKO Radio Pictures]]. At the time, the only home video version of the film to contain its RKO logo was the 1997 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection 55th Anniversary laserdisc. It was restored for the 2017 "Disney Movies Anywhere" version.
2nd Jun '17 8:52:42 AM Psi001
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A {{Midquel}}, ''Bambi II'', was released in 2006 (a DirectToVideo release for parts of US and Asia, and theatrical elsewhere). It focuses on the period of Bambi's life immediately following his mother's death. Released 64 years after the original film, it holds the world record for the longest span of time between two consecutive installments of a film franchise.

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A {{Midquel}}, ''Bambi II'', ''BambiII'', was released in 2006 (a DirectToVideo release for parts of US and Asia, and theatrical elsewhere). It focuses on the period of Bambi's life immediately following his mother's death. Released 64 years after the original film, it holds the world record for the longest span of time between two consecutive installments of a film franchise.
2nd Jun '17 8:43:08 AM Psi001
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[[folder:Tropes Bambi II provides examples of]]
* AnimationBump: Compared to most of other Direct to Video sequels by Disney, Bambi II has an impressive cinema-level animation budget. This was because it was originally intended for a theatrical release (and in some regions such as Europe actually got one). Despite the extra attention to detail however, obvious styles have changed since the original. In particular, the realism of the animal characters themselves is downplayed for more standard cartoony physics and expressions.
* AscendedExtra: In the midquel, Thumper's Sisters end up as supporting characters in the film. Throughout the film, they are constantly searching for there big brother Thumper.
** The Great Prince also has a bigger role in the film and even has more lines compared to the first film where he only had a handful of speaking lines.
** Ronno was just a brief rival for Bambi in one scene of the original film and had miminal characterisation. In this film, he's a fully fledged antagonist.
* AccidentalKiss: At the end of the movie, a porcupine from earlier decides to prick Bambi in the behind (this happened earlier, too), causing him to leap forward and end up smooching Faline. She doesn't seem to mind.
* BeeAfraid: Played straight in the midquel. At one point, the trio gets chased away by a swarm of bees, and The Great Prince has a near encounter with a hornets nest (but Bambi points it out to him, saving him the trouble of dealing with those pests).
* BerserkButton: Ronno intentionally pushes Bambi's to anger him into fighting him, mocking his father's disapproval and intent to send him away. [[BewareTheNiceOnes It works very well.]]
* BrattyHalfPint: Thumper and Ronno (though it fades for both in the presence of their mothers).
* BrickJoke: While Bambi and friends are practicing roars, Flower sincerely says that [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he thinks turtles are scary]]. [[spoiler:Just near the end, Ronno has an unfortunate run in with a turtle clinging to his nose, which Flower saying it proved his point.]]
* BrokenAce: The Great Prince is as gallant and badass as he was in the first film, but has inner struggles due to the recent death of his mate and his concern over how to raise his son.
* CallForward:
** When Bambi and co. first meet Ronno, he nervously asks what the hurry is, "Forest fire?"
** Near the end, Friend Owl grumpily mentions Twitterpation when [[spoiler:Bambi and Faline kiss]]. When Flower asks, Friend Owl says he'll tell him about it when he's older. Before that, Friend Owl remarks to Bambi that he almost didn't recognize him without his spots, similar to a scene midway through the first film.
** At one point, Ronno tries to push Faline away from Bambi using his antlers.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Bambi gets really upset when he abruptly discovers that his father was going to send him to live with his new stepmother, and gives this to him in one or two full sentences, accusing him of only caring about him being the next prince of the forest, and not caring about him as a son. It also makes sense from a narrative standpoint, since Bambi had been spending a good chunk of the film [[WellDoneSonGuy trying to earn his fathers approval]] and finally started to bond with him, only for Friend Owl to break the news to him at the worst possible time.
-->'''Bambi:''' I wish mother was here ''instead of you!''
* CharacterDevelopment: While the midquel humanizes the characters more than the original, it also makes the characters personalities a little more rounded and three dimensional than previously. Bambi becomes more assertive, but without losing his demure qualities. Thumper becomes more of a BrattyHalfPint with a MotorMouth ([[HeterosexualLifePartners his friendship with Bambi]] also spotlighted more) and the Great Prince becomes less cold and distant and more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Even characters who barely had any characterization in the first film, such as Faline, Flower, and Ronno, are fleshed out in it.
* ChekhovsSkill: Bambi's pathetic "roar" and Thumper's "gurr" faces. [[spoiler:In the climax, when Flower makes his "scaredest" one he actually sprays into a hunter dog's face, leaving Bambi with one less enemy to run away from. Bambi uses his bleating to distract the hunter dogs from Mena.]]
* ColdOpen: Besides that the film literally starts off in the dead of winter, it takes place ''immediately'' after the midway point in the first film where Bambi's mother dies, setting up Bambi moving in with his father, and Friend Owl persuading him to take care of Bambi until he can find a suitable doe, taking several minutes before we even get to the title.
* ConspicuousCG: Really obvious in several parts of the film.
* ContinuitySnarl: A minor one, but just near the end when Bambi loses his spots, Friend Owl remarks that he almost didn't recognize him without them. It's meant to be a CallForward to Friend Owl meeting a grown up Bambi in the original film, but it makes it seem like he forgot he ever saw Bambi without spots in the first place!
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Handled quite realistically. Bambi goes through denial, is nearly killed as a result, and comes to terms with his mother's death, while his father spends the movie struggling to bottle up his own grief.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, Thumper laments that Bambi's new life with his father means he never has time for his friends anymore. Without a trace of sarcasm, Faline calls this "wonderful." [[spoiler:Adulthood will find Bambi observing Faline and their new fawns from a distance, with Faline apparently fine with this.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Bambi literally freezes in terror at the sight of man's hunting dogs, but the Great Prince snaps him out of it just in time before the hunter can shoot him.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Bambi willingly puts himself in danger by distracting a pack of hunting dogs away from Mena and having them chase him instead.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Bambi and Thumper. This was already heavily implied in the first film, but it's in full throttle here. Thumper does everything to help Bambi connect with his father and greatly prefers his company over his sisters.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ronno and the Porcupine, the latter of whom is exclusive to ''Bambi II''. In the porcupine's case, he's just very [[GrumpyOldMan grumpy and territorial]], while Ronno is an out and out bully.
* KickTheDog: Ronno does this to Bambi just near the climax of the film, [[spoiler:deliberately goading him into a fight by openly mocking him by insinuating that he's such an embarrassment to his father that he would "give him away" to another doe. [[BerserkButton Bambi does not take it well.]]]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Bambi's mother's death, since the entire plot of the midquel is centered on the consequences of it, and the fact that the Great Prince is his father.
* MockingSingSong: Thumper. When Bambi is trying to improve his jumping skill to impress his father, Thumper mocks him to ensure he'll make the jump.
-->'''Thumper:''' You're too afraaaiid, you cannot juuuuummmp, na na na ''na'' na, na, na, na, ''na'' na...
* MooseAreIdiots: A grouchy porcupine insults the Great Prince by calling him a "Big Moose".
* MythologyGag: The scene where Bambi falls for the hunter deer call and his dad saves him, resembles a moment in the original book, where The Great Prince saves Bambi's life after he nearly runs towards a hunter imitating a doe's call.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Friend Owl eventually finds a suitable doe to raise Bambi far away, but unintentionally drops the news to Bambi and his father at the worst possible time, just when they started bonding, which causes a brief rift between Bambi and his father before he sends him away. [[spoiler:Bambi does reconcile and accept his fate, even before his father sends him off though.]] In Friend Owl's defence, it was him that advised the Great Prince to look after Bambi in the first place.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:If Ronno hadn't goaded Bambi into fighting him, which in turn unintentionally caused Mena to fall into a hunters trap and prompt Bambi to rescue her by distracting a pack of hunting dogs at the risk of his own life, Bambi wouldn't have reunited with his father and friends.]]
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Patrick Stewart voices the Great Prince with his natural British accent.
* OhCrap: The Great Prince when he sees the glare of a hunter's rifle scope in the distance.
* RealityEnsues: Bambi's upbringing becomes this as a result of his mother's death, due to tradition and his standard stoic disposition, his father is completely unadjusted to raising him, [[ParentsAsPeople leading to a much more contentious relationship between father and son.]]
* {{Retcon}}: The opening, which recreates the scene of Bambi finding his father after his mother died, deliberately leaves out the line of dialogue from the original that has him call Bambi his son, for the sake of the film's narrative.
* ScareChord: During the scene where the Great Prince rescues Bambi from a pack of hunting dogs, this is used when he sees a glint on the targeting lens of the hunter's rifle way off in the distance.
* SmugSnake: Ronno when he's teasing Bambi, especially near the end of the film.
* StartOfDarkness: Ronno gets this due to his expanded role compared to the first film. He starts off as a bratty AttentionWhore, and escalates into a bully and full blown rival to Bambi.
* StockFootage: Though the entire cast are given new voice actors for the Interquel, the recreation of the first film during the ColdOpening uses clips of Bambi and the Great Prince's original actors.
* TragicDream: Bambi early on has some hope of seeing his mother alive again, but it crumbles when it nearly gets him killed by a hunter.
* TookALevelInBadass: The film focuses on Bambi's transitioning of such as a fawn, starting off a timid, bumbling child crippled by fear, to stealthy and formidable in outdoing prey and bullies. This comes to a full display when he risks his life to save a trapped doe from hunting dogs.
* VisualPun: Ronno has green eyes in this film, and is driven by wanting to be better than Bambi. He's a quite literal GreenEyedMonster.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Bambi deeply wants to impress his father.
* YankTheDogsChain: Early in the film, Bambi still believes there's a chance his mother is still alive, and this causes him to fall for a hunter's deer call, which almost gets him killed and [[BreakTheCutie shatters any hope he previously had about it]], and earns him a harsh dressing down by his father for falling for it.
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29th May '17 4:03:21 PM jasonbres
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* ProductDisplacement: Unlike its four predecessors in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, none of the [=DVDs=] or Blu-Ray Discs contain a logo for Walt Disney's then-distributor, [[Creator/RKOPictures RKO Radio Pictures]]. Currently, the only home video version of the film to contain its RKO logo is the 1997 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection 55th Anniversary laserdisc.

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* ProductDisplacement: Unlike its four predecessors in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, none of the [=DVDs=] or Blu-Ray Discs contain a logo for Walt Disney's then-distributor, [[Creator/RKOPictures RKO Radio Pictures]]. Currently, At the time, the only home video version of the film to contain its RKO logo is was the 1997 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection 55th Anniversary laserdisc.laserdisc. It was restored for the 2017 "Disney Movies Anywhere" version.
18th May '17 6:20:05 PM Psi001
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** Thumper's sisters are unnamed in the original film and its sequel. Four of them are actually given names in the album "Peter Cottontail", which was sold at Disneyland in 1963. According to the album, Thumper's sisters are named Blossom, Violet, Nillie, and Frillie.

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** Thumper's sisters are unnamed in the original film and its sequel. Four of them are actually given names in the album "Peter Cottontail", which was sold at Disneyland in 1963. According to the album, Thumper's sisters are named Blossom, Violet, Nillie, and Frillie. The later ''Disney's Bunnies'' storybooks rename them Trixie, Daisy, Ria and Tessie however.
18th May '17 6:17:34 PM Psi001
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* SequelHook: The scene with Faline and her fawns at the end of the first film was originally intended to set the stage for an adaptation of the sequel novel, ''Bambi's Children''.

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* SequelHook: The scene with Faline and her fawns at the end of the first film was originally intended to set the stage for an adaptation of the sequel novel, ''Bambi's Children''. Disney shortly canned the project however.
18th May '17 6:16:18 PM Psi001
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* TheCameo: Bambi himself actually makes an appearance in person in the crowd of toons in the ending of Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, and in one scene early in the film, Thumper is mentioned by Roger himself [[spoiler:to be his uncle]].

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* TheCameo: Being an iconic Disney character, Bambi and other characters have made multiple reappearances in Disney media:
**Bambi
himself actually makes an appearance in person in the crowd of toons in the ending of Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, and in one scene early in the film, Thumper is mentioned by Roger himself [[spoiler:to be his uncle]].


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** A cel of Bambi is used to document Disney's ink and paint department in ''Disney/TheReluctantDragon'', after which it briefly springs to life in proper animation.
23rd Apr '17 7:48:15 PM Psi001
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* {{Adorkable}}: Almost everyone, but especially Bambi and Flower due to their shy, naive personalities.
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