History TearJerker / Bambi

17th Jul '17 6:41:35 PM Psi001
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** [[Disney/BambiII The midquel]] adds to the heartbreak in hindsight, by establishing that Bambi and even the Great Prince suffered heavy emotional scars from losing her for quite a while.
17th Jul '17 6:39:06 PM Psi001
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** The build up is ''agonising'' to sit through. We hear the chilling shot and see Bambi make it to the den. He calls out relieved to his mother...only to realise she isn't there. The film drags on for almost a full minute of Bambi searching for her, with him audibly sobbing by the time the Great Prince finds him and breaks the news. A chilling moment of silence occurs as the realisation hits Bambi, and a SingleTear is shed as the somber music rises again.
16th Jul '17 3:49:31 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Basically almost every scene with Bambi's mother in general come off as both this, but only if you know what's coming.

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** Basically almost every scene with Bambi's mother in general come off as both this, but only if you know what's coming.
15th Jul '17 3:42:29 PM MarioandSmurfs
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** Basically almost every scene with Bambi's mother in general come off as both this and Heartwarming, but particularly the former if you know what's coming.

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** Basically almost every scene with Bambi's mother in general come off as both this and Heartwarming, this, but particularly the former only if you know what's coming.
15th Jul '17 3:35:48 PM MarioandSmurfs
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** Basically almost every scene with Bambi's mother in general come off as both this and Heartwarming, but particularly the former if you know what's coming.
28th Jun '17 6:15:47 PM Delphi
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* Besides the death of Bambi's mother, there's also the scene where some pheasants try to hide from Man in the grass. One of them, despite the others' worried warnings, lets panic get the best of her and flies off sobbing hysterically that she "can't stand it any longer." All the others can do is sadly watch her get shot and fall from the sky, dead.

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* Besides the death of Bambi's mother, there's also the scene where some pheasants try to hide from Man in the grass. One of them, despite the others' worried warnings, lets panic get the best of her and flies off sobbing hysterically that she "can't stand it any longer." All the others can do is sadly watch her get shot and fall from the sky, dead. Made worse if you know that this ''is'' how you hunt pheasants; slooooooowly walk around where you think they are until they panic and fly for it.
25th Jun '17 5:04:44 PM Psi001
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* The death of Bambi's mother is perhaps the most iconic tear-jerker scene in Western Animation (even moreso than the infamous ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", where Fry tries to revive his dead dog, Seymour). It traumatized ''a '''lot''''' of children and jokes about the scene are often met with cries of "DudeNotFunny". Creator/StevenSpielberg even recalled in his childhood waking up in the middle of the night and going to his parents' room to check if they were both still alive.

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* The death of Bambi's mother is perhaps the most iconic tear-jerker scene in Western Animation (even moreso than the infamous ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", where Fry tries to revive his dead dog, Seymour).Animation. It traumatized ''a '''lot''''' of children and jokes about the scene are often met with cries of "DudeNotFunny". Creator/StevenSpielberg even recalled in his childhood waking up in the middle of the night and going to his parents' room to check if they were both still alive.
25th Jun '17 5:04:10 PM Psi001
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-->'''Great Prince of the Forest:''' Your mother can't be with you anymore.

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-->'''Great Prince of the Forest:''' Your mother can't be with you anymore. Come. My son.
21st Jun '17 4:57:16 AM Psi001
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!!! Bambi (1942)



!!! Bambi 2 (2006)
* Shortly after meeting Ronno, Bambi's friends are all picked up by their mothers. Bambi just stands there and watches them with a smile until their backs are turned. It's a harsh reminder to him and the viewers that his mother is gone.
* Bambi's dream where he sees his mother, runs up to nuzzle her, and is reassured that she'll always be with him -- only to wake up and realize that he was nuzzling a rock. The particular piece of music that accompanies this scene is simply called "Bambi's Dream", but it features the melody from "Love is a Song." And just in case that wasn't sad enough, it also contains a few notes that sound for all the world like "[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Whispering Winds]]."
* After being told to leave with surrogate mother Mena, a heartbroken Bambi argues with his father for seemingly rejecting him, basically telling him [[IWishedYouWereDead he wishes he was dead]]. As he prepares to leave with Mena later, however, he turns back and nuzzles his father one last time. The Great Prince remains still, but his despondent expression says it all.
* Speaking of Mena, take a close look at her during her introductory scene; she looks visibly saddened. It's easy to overlook because of her bit role in the film, but it's very likely she's not taking the loss of her {{Childhood Friend|s}} much better than Bambi or his father.
* Arguably, Bambi's DisneyDeath. No one in the audience is going to believe he is dead, but the [[PapaWolf Great Prince]] [[ManlyTears sure did]].
-->''[Bambi falls off a rock down a slope]''\\
'''Great Prince:''' [[SayMyName BAMBI]]!!!
** A subdued one, but look at the other characters as this happens. The others are hanging their heads mournfully, while Thumper just slowly hops up closer with a shattered empty gaze, unable to comprehend his best friend is seemingly dead.
* [[spoiler:"This is where I first met your mother."]] Keep in mind that up until this point, the Great Prince has pointedly refused to discuss Bambi's mother at any length...not out of concern for Bambi, but to spare himself what is obviously a great deal of pain. The effort it takes to say this one line is written all over his face, and it is ''heartwrenching.''
* The midquel as a whole conveys the Great Prince as a BrokenAce, shattered by the lost of his partner and attempting to remain aloof and unaffectionate to his son under good intentions, fearing it will ruin his upbringing. Any moment Bambi doesn't get the gestures of love and approval he wants is only more heartwrenching because you can tell by facial acting exactly what his father ''really'' wants to tell him. Bambi's DisneyDeath is sad not from [[SavedByCanon any suggestion Bambi could be gone]], but being the pivot the Great Prince [[HeroicBSOD finally breaks down and realizes how worthless this attitude really is]].
* The clear implication during the climax that Bambi is basically reliving the trauma of his mother's death, right down to the trapped Mena repeating her final words. After an utterly chilling stare from the realization he has lost his mother, his father and now even his adoptive mother, Bambi pretty much pulls a HeroicSacrifice and turns the vicious dogs onto him. No kid should have to undergo all that.

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!!! Bambi 2 (2006)
* Shortly after meeting Ronno, Bambi's friends are all picked up by their mothers. Bambi just stands there and watches them with a smile until their backs are turned. It's a harsh reminder to him and the viewers that his mother is gone.
* Bambi's dream where he sees his mother, runs up to nuzzle her, and is reassured that she'll always be with him -- only to wake up and realize that he was nuzzling a rock. The particular piece of music that accompanies this scene is simply called "Bambi's Dream", but it features the melody from "Love is a Song." And just in case that wasn't sad enough, it also contains a few notes that sound for all the world like "[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Whispering Winds]]."
* After being told to leave with surrogate mother Mena, a heartbroken Bambi argues with his father for seemingly rejecting him, basically telling him [[IWishedYouWereDead he wishes he was dead]]. As he prepares to leave with Mena later, however, he turns back and nuzzles his father one last time. The Great Prince remains still, but his despondent expression says it all.
* Speaking of Mena, take a close look at her during her introductory scene; she looks visibly saddened. It's easy to overlook because of her bit role in the film, but it's very likely she's not taking the loss of her {{Childhood Friend|s}} much better than Bambi or his father.
* Arguably, Bambi's DisneyDeath. No one in the audience is going to believe he is dead, but the [[PapaWolf Great Prince]] [[ManlyTears sure did]].
-->''[Bambi falls off a rock down a slope]''\\
'''Great Prince:''' [[SayMyName BAMBI]]!!!
** A subdued one, but look at the other characters as this happens. The others are hanging their heads mournfully, while Thumper just slowly hops up closer with a shattered empty gaze, unable to comprehend his best friend is seemingly dead.
* [[spoiler:"This is where I first met your mother."]] Keep in mind that up until this point, the Great Prince has pointedly refused to discuss Bambi's mother at any length...not out of concern for Bambi, but to spare himself what is obviously a great deal of pain. The effort it takes to say this one line is written all over his face, and it is ''heartwrenching.''
* The midquel as a whole conveys the Great Prince as a BrokenAce, shattered by the lost of his partner and attempting to remain aloof and unaffectionate to his son under good intentions, fearing it will ruin his upbringing. Any moment Bambi doesn't get the gestures of love and approval he wants is only more heartwrenching because you can tell by facial acting exactly what his father ''really'' wants to tell him. Bambi's DisneyDeath is sad not from [[SavedByCanon any suggestion Bambi could be gone]], but being the pivot the Great Prince [[HeroicBSOD finally breaks down and realizes how worthless this attitude really is]].
* The clear implication during the climax that Bambi is basically reliving the trauma of his mother's death, right down to the trapped Mena repeating her final words. After an utterly chilling stare from the realization he has lost his mother, his father and now even his adoptive mother, Bambi pretty much pulls a HeroicSacrifice and turns the vicious dogs onto him. No kid should have to undergo all that.
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11th Jun '17 9:56:43 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* Speaking of Mena, take a close look at her during her introductory scene; she looks visibly saddened. It's easy to overlook because of her bit role in the film, but it's very likely she's not taking the loss of her {{Childhood Friend|s}} much better than Bambi or his father.



** A subdued one but look at the other characters as this happens. The others are hanging their heads mournfully, while Thumper just slowly hops up closer with a shattered empty gaze, unable to comprehend his best friend is seemingly dead.

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** A subdued one one, but look at the other characters as this happens. The others are hanging their heads mournfully, while Thumper just slowly hops up closer with a shattered empty gaze, unable to comprehend his best friend is seemingly dead.



* The midquel as a whole conveys the Great Prince as a BrokenAce, shattered by the lost of his partner and attempting to remain aloof and unaffectionate to his son under good intentions, fearing it will ruin his upbringing. Any moment Bambi doesn't get the gestures of love and approval he wants is only more heart wrenching because you can tell by facial acting exactly what his father ''really'' wants to tell him. Bambi's DisneyDeath is sad not from [[ForegoneConclusion any suggestion Bambi could be gone]], but being the pivot the Great Prince [[HeroicBSOD finally breaks down and realizes how worthless this attitude really is]].
* The clear implication during the climax that Bambi is basically reliving the trauma of his mother's death, right down the trapped Mena repeating her final words. After an utterly chilling stare from the realisation he has lost his mother, his father and now even his adoptive mother, Bambi pretty much pulls a HeroicSacrifice and turns the vicious dogs onto him. No kid should have to undergo all that.

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* The midquel as a whole conveys the Great Prince as a BrokenAce, shattered by the lost of his partner and attempting to remain aloof and unaffectionate to his son under good intentions, fearing it will ruin his upbringing. Any moment Bambi doesn't get the gestures of love and approval he wants is only more heart wrenching heartwrenching because you can tell by facial acting exactly what his father ''really'' wants to tell him. Bambi's DisneyDeath is sad not from [[ForegoneConclusion [[SavedByCanon any suggestion Bambi could be gone]], but being the pivot the Great Prince [[HeroicBSOD finally breaks down and realizes how worthless this attitude really is]].
* The clear implication during the climax that Bambi is basically reliving the trauma of his mother's death, right down to the trapped Mena repeating her final words. After an utterly chilling stare from the realisation realization he has lost his mother, his father and now even his adoptive mother, Bambi pretty much pulls a HeroicSacrifice and turns the vicious dogs onto him. No kid should have to undergo all that.
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