Heartwarming / Bambi


  • On being introduced to Bambi just after he's born:
    Thumper: Whacha gonna call him?
    Bambi's Mother: Well...I think I'll call him...Bambi.
    Bambi's Mother: Bambi... My little Bambi...
  • Bambi is so willing to embrace a Flower, a skunk, as a friend. That is tantamount to overlooking institutionalized racism. "Pretty! Pretty Flower!"
    • Flower names his son Bambi. That's how much Bambi's friendship meant to him. Even Thumper, Bambi's best friend since birth, didn't name his only child after him.
  • Bambi and Faline's tender reunion after the fire, made even better because Faline had spent the entire 'evacuation' frantically looking for him, seeing all the other families finding each other and slowly losing hope of the stag she loved surviving the blaze. And then he shows up.
    • And, of course, the first time they met. Crosses over with CMOF.
  • The birth of Bambi's children at the end of the movie.
  • Bambi apparently assuming the role of Great Prince at the end, looking down at Faline and his children in the same way his father did when he was born.
  • A butterfly lands on Bambi's tail. Then he calls a big flower a "butterfly".
  • The scene where Bambi's friend Thumper starts falling in love with a female bunny. Especially the way she notices Thumper staring at her and starts singing and tries making herself look good around her. While the scene is funny, its also one of the most heartwarming scenes in the film.

Bambi II

  • The entire premise of Bambi II.
  • The baby otter that's whimpering in its sleep while "There Is Life" is playing. Its mother then gently wraps her tail around it, and the baby calms down and smiles.
  • A baby flying squirrel going out on its first flight with its mother. Riding on her back at first, it looks really scared, but when it finally comes down to it it takes to it like a duck to water, smiling in a "I did it!" sort of way at its mother.
  • When Bambi's temporary adopted mother is caught in a snare and you start to hear dogs in the distance, she snaps Bambi out of his frozen terror and tells him to run for his life. He starts to, but then realizes her exact words—"Don't look back! Keep running. Keep running!" He freezes, gets a determined look on his face, and goes back to save her.
  • Though the moment after it is definitely a Tear Jerker, Bambi and his father playing with one another in the forest, including the Prince knocking Bambi onto his back, then fuzzy-kissing his belly.
  • Kid!Ronno picking on Faline in what is a creepily good recreation of his attempted claim in the original movie. Faline Tells him to stop, in a tone of voice that suggests he's done this before. Ronno swipes at her "playfully" with his baby antlers, and she stumbles back. Bambi then stutters "L-L-Leave her alone!" His righteous indignation at the way Faline is being treated is wonderful.
  • The ending, where Bambi is taken to a beautiful clearing by his father, who reveals that it's where, in the Prince's fawnhood, he'd first met Bambi's mother. Then this exchange takes place.
    Bambi: Really? What were you like?
    Great Prince: Oh? Hm...I believe that I was a lot like you.
  • Thumper and Flower's reaction to seeing Bambi and The Great Prince reuniting with each other after Bambi's apparent death. Thumper reacts by slowly tearing up and starts crying into Flower's arms. Flower then starts comforting Thumper and smiles similar to how a mother would comfort a child.